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Random Rainbow

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I woke up to my laundry line in the light, and I realized I had hung the clothes in a kind of rainbow color-order! You never know where you'll find a rainbow... Have a great week, everyone!  I'm trying to keep my head above water with the work on my plate, but hopefully soon I'll be able to share some new projects with you all.

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Good Morning, Gladiola!

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I awoke today to find that my slightly beat-up balcony garden had presented me with yet another unexpected gift!  Here's what the gladiolas have to offer.  I'm not sure if this is the pink or purple corm, but I was so pleased to have these blooms in my life.  I am in looove with their color.  What would you call this color? gladiolas grace the garden

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Updates: Knit & Garden

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Photo update... My SnB de Pijp Group made this wonderful hexi-puff seat cushion (or could-be future quilt) as a parting gift.  Thank you SnB de Pijp!! The garden had it's first blooms and first losses.  I used the wrong kind of soil for the anemones which succumbed to rot. :(  But, the Oxalis are going strong as ever!

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Postcards from Outside My Window

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Originally written for Rock + Purl's Blog here Outside my window there is a canal. I moved to Amsterdam at the end of December 2011.  I photographed the view outside my window every month, and it helped me adapt to my new home.  These photos I organized like postcards to share with you. December & January We chose this apartment because of the view.  The balcony and main windows look out onto a canal and everyone loves to visit it.  Later in January, the canal turned to ice, but not knowing how deep it was, I did not try to...

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Intermittent Cute Post

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Not a DIY post, but a post about my dog, Rex-e. He recently recovered from a cut on his paw.  Here's what the vet ordered... His paws were too small for the protective dog sneakers, so they opted for these.  Yes.  It's a baby sock; one baby sock with a red airplane on it. He looked so solemn in this photo, I had to share it.

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