Category Archives: OUT AND ABOUT

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Great Douglas County MN Get-Together aka Fair

        A Review of the 2016 Douglas County Fair Fairs are a staple here in the Midwest.  In July and August you can attend a Fair every week, many times, multiple locations. Fairs have been an institution … Continue reading

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Snoop Shopping While Out & About

Snoop Shopping Took a day off to head to the TC of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, to stock up on the fantastic storage items I always find at Ikea and do some Snoop Shopping at MOA, which is, conveniently, right across … Continue reading

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ITALIAN STYLE

  May 2016 Update Fashion and Textile Museum, London, Thursday 16 June “Take a stylish look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. Join fashion experts Sonnet Stanfill and Lucia Savi as … Continue reading

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Mill Lake Metal Finishing and Grandma’s Cook Stove

As mentioned in a previous blog, Grandma’s woodburning cook stove has resided in my garage for way too many years–25 or so.  It’s time to fish or cut bait, in other words, either restore it or find a different home … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Wood Burning Cookstove

Grandma at her cook stove. Don’t have a photo of her but this one conveys my memories, right down to the dress and hair bun.  This lady is missing the full-length apron and what I called Red Cross Shoes–lace-up oxfords … Continue reading

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Textile Blocks from India

Minnesota winters are not to be born anymore so my escape for many years has been Palm Springs, CA; it’s consistently warm with tremendous mountain views and a walkable, friendly community.  No matter where you go, you are bound to  meet either … Continue reading

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Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

A Palm Springs CA must see is the Moorten Botanical Garden.  It’s an excellent way to become acquainted with desert flora and fauna.  And though I’ve been many times, there is always something new to discover. It’s a small garden, … Continue reading

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