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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    There is something about the contrast of colors at your farm that make it seem magical all the time. One aspect of the beauty is that there are large swaths of untouched, or barely touched land that just enhances what nature has put there. For us city dwellers, these wide open spaces just feel like another world we rarely get to experience.

    Good morning MaryJane!! It is 36 degrees at my house and I am brewing coffee to go out and sit on the porch with my Farmgirl afghan of knitted dishcloths and commune with the birds. I made myself some scrap yarn fingerless gloves which includes some yarn from your Knit for Victory items.

    • MaryJane says:

      That’s cold for Florida, isn’t it? Good chilly (but snuggly warm) morning to you Winnie! I have a sweater to match your items that I picked up at Old Navy but I accidentally got a couple of small circles of fade on the front (bleach splashes), so I’m thinking that I’ll find some matching yarn and using very thin strands, darn over the spots. I think I saved the tags from the yarn you used–it’s a pretty good match.

      Yes, our views are spectacular. I am forever grateful for what I see from my vantage point.

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        MaryJane, I will send you the little ball of matching yarn to do your mending. That way you can be sure to have enough to do the right job and have the correct color so the patching will look OK. It will go out in the mail on Tuesday. It might even give you some extra for future mending requirements like what happens on socks and gloves.

        • MaryJane says:

          I quickly glanced in a couple of places where I might have put either some matching yarn you sent me or the label to buy more and didn’t find it. Somewhere in my attic? A ball would be wonderful. Thank you Winnie!

          • Winnie Nielsen says:

            You are welcome! I have no need for this left over bit and since you need to make repairs, it seems the best solution.

  2. Cindi says:

    Every single time I see a picture of a road like this, I want to travel down it. I love open space country roads. Had to stop to wait for a cattle drive to finish crossing one when I was traveling through Colorado years ago ~ with my dog, who loved the delay as much as I did. The cowboys were all so polite, tipping their hats at me as they guided the cattle around my little car. I must have looked like a complete idiot sitting in that little orange car grinning with glee with an equally grinning Irish setter trying to shove her nose out the window. What a nice memory your little road picture has brought back.

    • MaryJane says:

      What a sweet memory! That happened to me in Southern Utah and the image of it has never left me. (I once had an Irish Setter and an orange VW bug.)

      • Cindi says:

        My setter was bored on the drive so decided to try to “catch” every VW bug we passed ~ only VW bugs!! There were a lot still in the early 70s

        • MaryJane says:

          Yup, I bought mine in 1971. I got out of high school and started working as secretary and bought it brand new. My payments were something like $71. And an Irish Setter named Shadre. We were a team until I jettisoned everything (including the dresses and nylons I was required to wear to work) and went to live on a Forest Service Fire Watch Tower in Idaho. Been here ever since. How cute that your setter loved V-dubs, and only V-dubs.

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