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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ry Cooder - Goodnight Irene - Live 1977

The 80s up & downs ins & outs and almosts

Cynth & Chelsea my niece


ballet therapy- even "toe"


1986 & Santa


1980s & Nucha. Presence of the high chair says that Chelsea was over to dinner with parents LOL note the telescope :)

the lamp in the corner was made in a prison in Maine by some guy who carved an anchor & chain out of one piece of wood.


80s the music store years


Looks like a boyfriend stretch LOL 82-83

color coordinated with vehicle- Scout & the best Winter jacket :)

white cedar swamp walk- I think


Lelos Videos and Chelsea Gardens- that was the best Winter coat I ever owned.


Mall Photo kiosk
I still have that hat

an actual date on a photo! North Beach 1981-Countryside Landscaping Beach party.
made the mistake of shaving my legs that morning ouch!I think I see Dr Scholls sandals in red!

late 80s Lelos Videos

oh well the above since the Robin Hood Men in Tights poster is there- must be 1993. But the photo stays for color alone!


The floral delivery years.

Yuri Bashmet- Glinka Viola Sonata in d minor mvt1

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Christmas Tree Plaza clock-Hyannis MA

I have been nearby when it has played at noontime. Pretty impressive.
Cool structure even when not chiming.


In the never ending search for a McIntosh apple that is NOT covered in wax and not bruised and is not green.

and that goes for all apples. They just do not grow them like they used to.

While cruising down the fruit aisle the other day saw Kiwis!Sign says ready to eat. yeah right. Pretty sure that would be a disappointment in March. and Pummelos. I have never heard of them.

Yarns & marketing

I did a bit of research the other day. Driving around to different stores checking the prices of Red Heart skeins of yarn. I didn't know until a few days ago that there were different weights in the skeins. I just wasn't paying attention. I bought the color I liked and that was it. I roll a skein into two separate balls. I noticed recently that a yellow pair of balls were much larger than the stripe/multi colored ones.I emailed Red Heart and got the answer that the plain were wound in 7 ounces and the others were 5 ounces. okay. Then I was curious about the prices.
Super Saver is what they are called
AC Moore reg 2.99 is on sale 2.39
Ben Franklin in Chatham 4.99
Jo Ann Fabrics no longer has the selection
looked up WalMart- 2.89
Michaels - 3.19

I am wondering if there are different qualities for the same yarn in different stores. The selection in Ben Franklin looked more vibrant.

Aside from all that I am forever looking for a bargain. The small skeins of yarn that AC Moore sold for making knitwear to benefit the needy was soft and came in great colors.
Their bargain bin a few days ago had this red yarn with metallic threads through it for a dollar. I bought one skein and experimented with stitches for a scarf and the needles were too big and it became hard to knit.So I switched to making a rolled brim hat on size 6 or 7 circular needles . Looks like it will take 2 skeins. Much easier to knit.
BUT the label has me perplexed. Cynic that I am I am wondering if there really is a Nicole, does she really live and create in New Jersey. It is made in China. ha ha ha.

Ben Franklin 4.99 a skein

AC Moore 2.99 sale 2.39 (March 2015)

Jo Ann Fabrics- the only Red Heart they have.