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Friday Round Up: Update Edition

My camera has been "missing" for almost 2 weeks now.  Actually, it's not missing. . . because I know just where it is.  It's at my Mom and Dad's house.  Right where I left it.  So, I've been getting by on the blog lately with my old point-and-shoot.

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It's really not a bad little camera.  (But I like my other one better. . .)  I'm looking forward to springing my camera sometime this weekend!

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Purchase-of-the-Week #1

I really like blue transferware.  I have a nice collection -- a good mix of collectible and just-fun pieces.  My eye always (always) zooms in on any transferware (or faux-transferware) wherever I may be.  Earlier this week I was in my neighborhood Walgreens when I spotted these:

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Little blue faux-transferware pots!  $1.29 each.  Get out!  I picked up all they had.  (The strawberries are from my plants -- the only two I've saved from a hungry pack of piggy chipmunks who have set up permanent living quarters on my patio.)

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Purchase-of-the-Week #2

I needed a new journal, and found this one at Barnes & Noble.  Cute, non?

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But. . . then I spied this one. . . which is PERFECT for Erin.  Cuter yet, non?

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Bloom-of-the-Week

I'm so excited!  If you look closely at this photo, you can see what's happening to my tomatoes this week!

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Blooms AND fruit! (I wish I had my better camera. . .)

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Off -- and On -- the Needles

I finished this sweater. . .

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Photos and details next week.  (But I will say that this one was lightening fast!)

And I cast on for this sweater. . .

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I'm hoping this one is fast, too.  (Because apparently I'm in the mood for summer sweaters in Easter egg colors.)

And -- just an update on this sweater. . .

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I have forwarded all of my pattern notes and explanations to the designer, who is most receptive to review them and make appropriate changes.  She is gracious and responsive.  I just wanted you to know.

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Have a great weekend. . . and here's another bloom.  Because I can't help myself.

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