Spoolies. I believe is the old name for the hair setting yoyos. I have used Kaffee Fasset's method of free tail and its still the best.
I agree with Carman! about Betty McDonald"s books. I have two small books one is poetry by cats "I could pee on that" the other is written by a dog "I could chew on that" Very funny!
lacelvr beat me to it. They would work as yarn bobbins when knitting intarsia.
I have 2 sewing machines , neither of which gets much attention these days. My treasure is a 1960's Singer model 468. Its made several sets of kitchen curtains, drapes for my husband's veterinary clinic, flannel diapers for my first born, pieced several quilts , t-shirts for my boys, costumes for a Sweet Adeline chorus, and still refuses to run on "Duel-Duty" thread. He sits lonely and neglected in the garage. My husband thinks I should rehome him. fat chance! He has a 50 year old wedding present, corded Craftsman drill that he hasn't used in years. It has a similar history with boys bikes, surgery lights, and kitchen cabinets. Some tools have just too much history in them.
I use my shiny new Singer to sew up a penpocket on the left side of my Home Depot apron. It works most of the time when I thread the tension correctly. He uses his battery powered Dewalt drill and fixed the back gate. Nice to have new tools that work even though they are not loved like the old ones.
I grew up in Minnesota and peonies always bloomed for Memorial Day. I'm in central Ca. and we don't have enough winter cold for them to stimulate bud production. I buy bouquets of them at Trader Joe's to satisfy my peony desire.
I've purchased Noro yarns and a few assorted sock yarns from them. Great service and nice yarns i dont own swift, so everything in skeins is wound by hand. Can't say that theirs is any harder to wind than anyone elses.
Yours are lovely! I grew up in Minnesota and I just cannot for the life of me understand the virtue of fingerless mittens. My fingertips are what gets cold. I'm not so desperate to fiddle with my phone that I need to expose them to below zero temps.
Do take a ferry ride. Ivars next door to the ferry terminal is a must for a cup of clam chowder or a sea food dinner with some of the nicest tourist-tolerant waitresses in town. We used to live in Port Orchard across the sound. so did Debbie Macomber after we left. The best weather is between July 5 and October 15. Seattle is having unheard of snow right now . As a Minnesota ex-pat, I used to believe automatic door locks were the solution to the crazy drivers in the snow. I love the pacific northwest !
I love Wool! I use mostly sock blends, merino with a little nylon. I'm currently working on hats with some lovely Madalinetosh. (even though I can't spell it) soft as butter. Any Noro yarn has me hooked as well. Keeps me looking for that next color. I'm also working on a Irish sweater with the most rugged, rough tightly twisted wool that I found in a thrift store some 20 years ago.
mine started Oct. 1 as well
Load a magic app on your phone called "Waze". It will give you audible turn by turn instructions to find the shops you seek. Way better than google maps. All you need is the name of the shop and it senses your vehicle.
A lovely bag from a lovely friend!
same in CA. only Illegals are allowed to have drivers lisc. ( and are automatically registered to vote) love that motor voter law.
Lets not forget our friends in " Public Television" with their neverending beg-a-thons. An interesting show is held captive until you sign your "donation" or your children's inheritance to support "this kind of broadcasting". Lets never forget that they are subsidized by our government.