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Forum: Recipes
11-28-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,844
Posted By SparkMonkey

If anyone's still curious about this, we cooked...

If anyone's still curious about this, we cooked up the heart as our contribution for my fiance's family Thanksgiving. His brother and dad had expressed interest in trying the heart.

We cleaned...
Forum: Main
11-19-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By SparkMonkey

The more natural light you have in the room, the...

The more natural light you have in the room, the bolder color you can get away with. I had quite a lot of natural light in my last home, and my sewing room was a bold greenish yellow (sort of an...
11-19-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By SparkMonkey

There is a yarn community online called...

There is a yarn community online called Ravelry--lots of knitters and crocheters, but also quite a few spinners. They have a marketplace section where you could sell roving and fiber.
Forum: Pictures
10-28-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,257
Posted By SparkMonkey

It looks awesome!!! Totally, completely, 100% a...

It looks awesome!!! Totally, completely, 100% a Vikings quilt. :)

(I'm a Colts fan, and this season is just painful to watch.)
Forum: Pictures
10-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,809
Posted By SparkMonkey

Lots of adorable mid-century babies! How about...

Lots of adorable mid-century babies! How about an 80s baby? :)

My mom had her hands full keeping me clean. I was ALWAYS playing in the dirt.
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With my grandpa and my favorite...
Forum: Pictures
10-26-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,699
Posted By SparkMonkey

Definitely #2. The first one is a bit drab...

Definitely #2. The first one is a bit drab compared to the vibrant embroidery.
10-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,505
Posted By SparkMonkey

Don't be afraid of a little fat. Good fats are...

Don't be afraid of a little fat. Good fats are beneficial and necessary (yes, I said necessary). Peanut butter isn't so bad--though you do want to stay away from sweetened stuff. Sugar is bad...
10-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By SparkMonkey

I've seen it suggested that you knit back across...

I've seen it suggested that you knit back across one or two rows before joining. Then it's easier to see if your stitches are twisted. You just have a small seam that can be closed with the tail from...
10-18-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,134
Posted By SparkMonkey

I recently read Shanghai Girls and its sequel,...

I recently read Shanghai Girls and its sequel, Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See. I was pleasantly surprised--they're excellent. She has a few other books I'm looking forward to reading. Memoirs of a...
10-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,120
Posted By SparkMonkey

When my fiance got his GPS, he chose the British...

When my fiance got his GPS, he chose the British accent because he thought the American voice sounded like it was shouting at him. ;)
10-10-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By SparkMonkey

Yep, anything rubbery/grippy will work just fine....

Yep, anything rubbery/grippy will work just fine. When I lived in a place with wood floors I used shelf liner, but they always wore through eventually and had to be replaced.
Forum: Main
10-03-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,090
Posted By SparkMonkey

I have one of those black leather thimbles. I...

I have one of those black leather thimbles. I don't remember the brand either :roll: but I know I got it at Joann's and it comes in sizes. It's got a little metal disk in the tip, but I've found...
09-30-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,375
Posted By SparkMonkey

I love those things too! I have to be careful to...

I love those things too! I have to be careful to only eat a few at a time. Just a tablespoon of whole coffee beans makes almost a full mug of coffee, so even a small handful of chocolate-covered...
09-26-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By SparkMonkey

Awww... I love the color patches on her head. ...

Awww... I love the color patches on her head. She's got a very sweet expression. :)

Have you put her on a grain-free food? Skin problems in dogs are often caused (or at least made worse) by...
09-24-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,017
Posted By SparkMonkey

Are you familiar with retrorenovation.com? It's...

Are you familiar with retrorenovation.com? It's a blog exactly for people like you--who buy mid-century homes and want to preserve them as they were originally built. You might get some good ideas...
09-24-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By SparkMonkey

I warned Fiance the first time he came to my...

I warned Fiance the first time he came to my apartment when we were first dating--don't leave anything unattended that you actually want to drink. ;) My cat does the same thing! She'll drink right...
09-23-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,656
Posted By SparkMonkey

We have 2: Fiance's Corgi. She's 12 1/2,...

We have 2:

Fiance's Corgi. She's 12 1/2, red and white, very high herding drive. Is maybe a little spoiled (maybe a lot spoiled). Technically she's geriatric for a Corgi but you wouldn't know...
Forum: Pictures
09-23-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,015
Posted By SparkMonkey

Those fabrics... WOW. Lucky you! And happy...

Those fabrics... WOW. Lucky you!

And happy early birthday! ;)
09-19-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,814
Posted By SparkMonkey

I was positively hopping up and down with...

I was positively hopping up and down with happiness when I was able to drag out my favorite sweater the other day! I finished knitting it just before the weather warmed up last spring, so I didn't...
Forum: Pictures
09-18-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,323
Posted By SparkMonkey

What a great color scheme--it's hip and cool for...

What a great color scheme--it's hip and cool for a preteen, and it'll still be hip and cool when she goes off to college. :) Good job!
Forum: Main
09-18-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 13,831
Posted By SparkMonkey

My fiance and I recently had a discussion about...

My fiance and I recently had a discussion about how we want to manage our money once we're married, and we decided that we'll have a main account for...
Forum: Pictures
09-15-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By SparkMonkey

I have to remember to show the Ironman one to my...

I have to remember to show the Ironman one to my fiance!!! He completed one about six years ago, and has talked about doing another. I wonder if it was made by the athlete or a loved one?
09-15-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,868
Posted By SparkMonkey

Quilting is actually my "second" craft. I mainly...

Quilting is actually my "second" craft. I mainly focus on knitting--I get a real kick out of making something complicated, wearing it, and getting tons of compliments. I love the reaction when I...
09-13-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By SparkMonkey

What a sad story, and so easily avoided. Keep...

What a sad story, and so easily avoided. Keep things out of reach, and make sure your dog knows "leave it." It's saved us several times, working in the kitchen--if something ends up on the floor,...
09-13-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,552
Posted By SparkMonkey

Ohhhh, she's beautiful! I love the little tufts...

Ohhhh, she's beautiful! I love the little tufts of fur on the tips of her ears. My beloved Pickle-cat is all white, so I'm a little partial to that color. And thank you for adopting a shelter...
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