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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. We’ve been enjoying some cool nights around here lately but the days have still been a bit hot.

I’m doing my selfie in profile today.

Here’s a proper, straight on, selfie.

We hope you are enjoying your Sunday too.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop. You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. Well, I’ve finally finished the Kaleidoscope Blanket and I love it.

Completed Kaleidoscope Blanket

The last time I showed you this blanket I only had the border left to do.

I love the stripes on the border.

The border was very easy to make with mostly “V” stitches.

The edge is finished with a picot stitch.

I like how the border has a zig zag look.

The back of the afghan, while not as beautiful as the front, still has a nice look.

Back of blanket

All of the joining was done with single crochet from the back using the main grey color.

Closer look at the back

The joins leave small ridges along the back.

The blanket looks great on our sectional.

Without planning it we chose a colorway that perfectly compliments my Big Leaf quilt.

The perfect pairing of the Big Leaf Quilt and Kaleidoscope Blanket.

I’ve never worked so quickly on such a big project but it was fun working along with thousands of other hookers around the world. I’m so happy with how the blanket turned out and I can’t thank the designer Catherine Bligh enough for such a great pattern.


I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop. You should stop by to see some of the other projects people have posted.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. We’re a little late in posting but we didn’t want to miss out on this special event. We chose an event that we both excel at and is something we do in our yard at least 3 seasons of the year.

We are experts in stick chewing.
Or mulch making depending on how you look at it.

There have been a couple of high wind events in the past few weeks so there are plenty of sticks to work on.

I like to give the sticks a good sniff.

Then I get to work on chewing it up.

Just so you don’t get worried neither of us eat the pieces we break off. We just love to leave piles of chips in the grass.

This stick has a great earthy flavor.

It’s not too hard to break apart either.

We have fun looking for the perfect sticks every time we are outside.

Do you like to chew on sticks too?

We had fun participating in the first ever (and hopefully last) ISO-lympics and want to thank the Downunder Daisy crew for hosting it. You should stop by their blog to see what some of the other participants did for their events.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. The weather sure has been crazy around here lately. This morning it was snowing and the snow actually stuck around for a few hours but then the sun came out and melted it all. It was cold and windy though.

There are some pretty flowers around this stump.
I wonder what the neighbors are doing back there?

The area around this stump has some lovely little bulbs that are blooming right now. Don’t forget you can always click on an image to see the full size.

Purple Chionodoxa

White Chionodoxa

Pink Chionodoxa

We also have one of our viburnum blooming now.

These are one of the sweetest smelling flowers you could ever sniff.

Dwarf fragrant viburnum
(too bad you can’t scratch and sniff)

As you can see there isn’t much in bloom right now but our daffodils have buds on them and some of the other spring flowering shrubs are getting ready too.

I always love getting out in the yard to play and sniff around.

The weather is going to be like a roller coaster ride for the next week. There will be some warm days and then a few cold ones (about 20° F or more swings). The cold doesn’t bother us but we hope it stays mostly dry so we can get out and play. We hope all our friends and their families are staying safe and healthy.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie here. There isn’t much nature to show in our yard right now but we found a few things.

I found lots of sticks to chew on.

There is only one thing in bloom around here right now and that is the witch hazel shrubs.

Red Witch Hazel

Yellow Witch Hazel

The red witch hazel has lots of blooms.

There are some flowers that aren’t blooming but still putting on a show.

Dried Hydrangea Flower

So many sticks, so little time.

We had some high winds today so there are lots more sticks on the ground to chew. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the nature we have around our yard. We are starting to see some leaves popping out of the ground but it will be weeks before we see any more flowers.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. There hasn’t been much nature to talk about around here other than the snow that Mother Nature keeps sending our way.

I like sniffing under the snow.

If I’m thirsty I come up with a mouth full of snow.

I like sniffing under the snow too and do it while I walk along.

Don’t I look sweet all covered in sugar? I hope Fenris thinks so.

My best guy, Fenris, sent me this sweet card for Valentine’s Day.

Of course I will be your Valentine Fenris.

Here is my snow kissed picture for my sweetie Tuiren.

Tuiren sent me a sweet Valentine card too.

I will be yours forever Tuiren.

We just love playing in the snow and trying to see what is buried under it. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! We love all our friends and fans.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We are ringing in the new year by showing off all the Christmas cards we received this yea.

Thanks for joining me in our final card count picture Millie.
It’s great to see all the cards from friends near and far.

Of course the good news is we kicked butt on our pawrents in the card count contest.

The final card count is:

Millie & Walter

28 Snail Mail cards

13 e-cards

Total Card Count – 41

Mom & Dad

13 Snail Mail cards

1 e-card

Total Card Count – 14

Here is a closer look at all our cards.

We want to thank all our friends and family for sending all these cards. It’s always fun to see them in our mail during the holiday season.

Here’s hoping you all have a great New Year and New Decade!

We’re joining Comedy Plus for their Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. We wanted to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas (or Happy Holiday if you don’t celebrate that one).

Here is our Christmas card for anyone that didn’t receive one in the mail.

Christmas Card Front

Christmas Card Back

We hope Santa Paws brought you everything on your list. Check back later in the week for our final card display and totals. We are beating the pants off our pawrents, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

Merry Christmas!

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