The artist Michelle Stitzlein uses recycled materials to create these sculptures.
Month: April 2023
The woven cord ones, the aluminum folding frames, are for sale, standing in front of a vintage store on High Street.
The other two? discards.
Maura found the white one on the way home, walking Charlie from school.
Winter Hat Washing Season
This is my son-in-law’s winter knit hat collection. Since I’m here for a visit, I washed them today. We’re not expecting anymore snow! They’ll be fresh for next fall.
The free pattern is available to download Handspun Ribbed Hat by Sarah Bradberry
Two are Rowan Undyed Chunky Wool hat I Knit in 2014, black snd white marl is Cascade Eco and Manx Loughton is the lighter brown from the Isle of Man
Local Yarn Store Day is Saturday April 29th
Here’s a photo of McWalker Yarns owner Amy McCall holding the photo I took of her as she opened the store in April 2018. Standing with her is fabulous crochet artist Melissa White (who is also an employee) The photo shows how much the store’s inventory has grown!
McWalker Yarns in Millvale PA is celebrating their fifth anniversary and Local Yarn Store Day. There are special sales and prizes for shoppers this Saturday April 29th. Amy says in her latest newsletter “To celebrate this special occasion, I asked Toni at Raggz Fiber Art to create an exclusive assigned-pooling colorway for us to be named “The Yarn Shop at the End of the Rainbow.” Wow, has she outdone herself! We have, for now, a limited number of skeins of this amazing colorway in fingering weight. These will go on sale on Saturday (4/29) at the anniversary party (and are destined not to last”
A solid community of fiber enthusiasts has flourished, even during pandemic times. It was during these long months that McWalker began mail order sales, curbside pick-up and hosted Zoom meetings several times a Week. There were classes and make-alongs, friendships formed, even during isolation.
Here’s the post created upon the store’s April 2018 opening Millvale Welcomes McWalker Yarns
also the First Anniversary post is here
Congratulations to Amy on bringing her dream into reality. A dream where we share in the yarny goodness and positive vibes. When entering the store there’s a welcoming spirit. It’s a wonderful local yarn store.
Freight Train During Lacrosse Game
Granddaughter Maura’s lacrosse game was late afternoon. A freight train, actually two, barreled by.
New-to-Me Candy Bars at the Market
After I added some lunch items to my cart I headed to the checkout line. These unfamiliar candy bars caught my eye.
Just window shopping, I realized I had no idea what tastes these bars offered.
What a variety of chocolate bars at Weiland’s Market, here in Clintonville Ohio. I left with the food for lunch but without a chocolate bar. A few quick photos.
I did a little research and each link gives the individual history of the different bars.
Big Hunk has been around since the 1950s
Another midwestern favorite Sifers Valomilk made in Kansas
Twin Bing hails from Sioux City Iowa. Founded in 1923!
Idaho Spud since 1918 is the best selling candy bar in Idaho “
“The popular Idaho Spud Bar is a wonderful combination of a light cocoa flavored, soft marshmallow center drenched with a dark chocolate coating and then sprinkled with coconut (Sorry, no potato!). It was originally marketed as a “Healthful” candy bar since it is made with agar agar instead of gelatin.
“The potato shape and unique blend of ingredients appeals to both young and old, making the “Idaho Spud” one of the top selling candy bars in the Northwest, and is Idaho Candy Company’s bestselling bar. The Idaho Spud Bar has been a favorite since it was first manufactured in 1918.”
Ohio’s Flatness at Sunrise
A Startling Find at Breakfast
Not sure how these ants found their way to the bottom of the cream honey jar but here they are. What a shock to find them, encased in the crystallized honey. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I reached for this toast topping. It was a jolt!
I think I’ll stick with jam.
My sister suggested looking up chocolate covered ants and yes, you can buy them to be shipped to your home.
Doesn’t one catch more flies with honey?