Weekend update

Well, there is basketball. Amazingly, I picked a lot of the right upsets on the men’s bracket, but… I picked Kansas to go all the way, and now they are done. Oops. Still in good shape on the women’s brackets, and loving all the games.


Yesterday I headed to Bangor to take the earring beading class with niece B – we had a good day. We made lots of earrings and had fun. I fed her and returned her to her dorm around the time her friends were all waking up. Ahh, teenagers. This photo is a little blurry – I opted for direct sunlight on the deck, and someday will try again in indirect light – hard to get it right, I need more patience. πŸ™‚

But you should note – sun on deck. No snow on deck. πŸ™‚

Plenty of snow in the yard, still, but mostly melted in deck and porches. Of course we shoveled it off a lot this winter. But still – bare space is wonderful.

Did a little shopping at AC Moore while I was in town, got some Spellbinders dies on special, some sock yarn, and some beading supplies – a little bit of everything!

Today is a dull day, even though it is gorgeous out – cleaned the bathroom, worked on figuring out a really poorly written knitting pattern, for wrist warmers, of all things! I’ll get photos of them eventually. Right now I am mad at them.

Made pizza for “lupper” and really, haven’t done much else… but I need to get up to the craft room to make a birthday card soon.

16 thoughts on “Weekend update”

  1. No snow on the deck! AND Lots of good craft time. Sounds nearly spa like and tranquil, and a good no pressure in space of time. There is a strong winter storm heading my way that we may only get 5 inches of snow from or the entire nor’easter platter. It’s missing Maine, but the islands of The Mass coast are ground zero.

    1. I hope you didn’t get much – it is not missing us, after all, unfortunately – real old fashioned blizzard happening today – our only one this winter! We are getting a foot of snow and 55 mile an hour winds. Ahh, spring. Couldn’t give us a regular old Nor’easter, had to finish up with a blizzard. πŸ™‚

      1. We lucked out on this one. Sunny here with strong winds but that’s it. I saw the weather channel. My condolences. I don’t know if I could have met this storm with a stiff upper lip and all. This winter has really taken it out of me. On a bright note, this year my winter hat making is all stranded knitting and Fair Isle. I wore my FI all winter and it worked well against the bitter cold.

        1. we are seriously considering boycotting winter next year, I have to say. this is freaking ridiculous. Glad you kept warm – I haven’t done stranded work in a long time, but lately I have been having mitten envy, thinking about those pretty mittens the Knitting Sarah made….

        1. oh, it did disappear – the darned weathermen should be fired. πŸ™‚ We got the promised wind, but only about an inch of snow. My boss is upset, as he cancelled work, but we were all happy!

          1. I don’t know how they keep their jobs when they are so often wrong, or inaccurate! πŸ™‚ I suppose they can’t be blamed fro it, but it is frustrating.

  2. Love the earrings. And the word: lupper, that’s great, I’m going to remember that. We often have lupper here, I just didn’t know that was the word for it. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the WP answer too!

    1. You are welcome for the answer, such as it was. Sorry I couldn’t help with the more detailed one! Thanks for the kind words about the earrings. they were fun to make.

      Mom invented lupper for those days when two meals were one too many for her. Maybe even one was, but she had all those hungry kids. πŸ™‚ Anyway, it is better than “sunch” or “dunch” or “linner” πŸ™‚

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