Leslie Anne Pease :]

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New Hampshire, United States
♥• Cuimnig do geallamnaca •♥
{"Remember Your Promises" - McLaughlin Clan Moto!}

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ice Sickles, Indeed!

A few days ago, my daughter was out enjoying the snow squall when she took this picture.

Needless to say, I was whacking at ice sickles with a broom, from windows, very soon after (high-tech New England method).

Could you imagine the damage those cold, sharp things could do if they fell? (I'm already fearful of the damage they've done to the roof, with all the expanding and contracting. Or should I say, "I don't want to know"... )

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

American Idol Contestant

Wishing Alex Philbrick Preston the best of luck as he moves forward!!!!

Alex graduated from Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH, in 2011 and it's so exciting to watch his progress on American Idol.

He's a nice guy. Tuesday afternoon (of last week), he came home and did an "Impromptu Gig" at SHS. That was super fun for the kids.

Keepin' the fingers crossed.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Ripping My Heart Out....

I can't tell you how many times, but the result is worth it!

Finally, the back is done. Not following a pattern for this one. I wanted to use the heart pattern and basically put some good cable pattern panels around the heart's panel.

I love hearts. Hearts of any kind. Some are drawn to Angels and figures of them, I am drawn to hearts (and roses)...
...I also am very interested the Queen of Hearts - yes, the playing card (playing cards in general, for they relate greatly to so much more than just games). The Queen of Hearts card is based on Queen Elizabeth of York; born on the 11th of February and died at the young age of 37, on the 11th of February (go figure, my birthday!). There is a great deal about her and her Tudor family I find fascinating. Aaah, to be loved so much as Queen Elizabeth was, by King Henry VII (a marriage starting off as a political arranged).
...Also the suit of hearts represents Spring. My favorite time of year because my gardens begin to come alive. I eagerly await each plant and their time! It is also when the cold is gone and all warms up again.
... Each suit represents the stages of life. Hearts correspond with childhood - Spring season, the element Fire, the Youth and Love. Hearts represent early association with family and friends, first love. As a Fire, Hearts are able to sacrifice for country, family, friend, cause. Hearts rule art, music, poetry, any pursuit of beauty in any form. (The Seven Reflections)
OH, Hearts. Sadly, I have been told I am the Ace of Spades....

Here are some more interesting --}factoids--{ about cards and their various meanings! Should check it out.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ummm, Ummm, Good!

With both daughters off doing their own thing all day, there was lots of time to make turkey soup with the remaining leftovers from a big dinner we had on Friday night.

Boy, there is no better way to fill a quiet house then with good music and good kitchen smells. I love cooking and it's all worth it each time my daughters tell me I should open my own restaurant (I know they are saying that in appreciation - they're great kids).

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Last Night's Winter Storm

Isn't this the most beautiful site to wake up and see? I know happiness comes from within but it's great to have a spiritual reminder like this. Puts all else in perspective, huh?


Rained buckets and we even had a rare thunderstorm with vivid lightening. Now there's so much moisture out there, the trees by the swamp are steaming. These photos just can't do this moment justice.

Overnight, all that rain then froze beneath the van. As a result, the van's backend slid sideways more than 2 feet! Usually the two cars are parked parallel, but not this morning!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Morning After The Big Storm

This is the window box, outside the family room's window.

There was about 4" remaining from prior storms, the rest is all new!

Predicting more snow today. :\ Going to be a faster storm, with wetter snow so it just may take some inches away from this pile.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Getting A Bit Deep!

More than predicted, this time around.

At least the kids got home from school safely. Our road is STILL not plowed! Guess no mail today.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

A Little More

Hearts on the sweater.

OBTW, My daughter has claimed this sweater. :D

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

How Appropriate For My 50th Valentine's Day!

My Valentine's Day's Project!

Well, storm or no storm, Valentine's Day was a quiet one, at home (after being spoiled for my birthday!). Thought it would be a good opportunity to work out this old heart pattern (center). The actual heart cable pattern is from an old knitting magazine. I had the pattern jotted down but wish I could find the actual magazine.

Don't you agree this is the perfect sweater pattern to start on Valentine's Day? I like it so much, I am going to keep going.

I am so excited about a new book of cable patterns I just ordered; although I don't think this heart pattern will be there... I haven't seen it again. BUT there are some really fun patterns like this one!

Today we are expecting another blizzard. LOL! The last I heard, it was going to stay south and not be much. GOOD! LOL! My Broom doesn't like the snow. :D

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Friday, February 14, 2014

MY LITTLE TOWN - Again!

Hello!!!

Amherst, NH is in a New England Honda car commercial! Boy, this town does get some quiet nods, huh?


CLICK HERE to see the advertisement

The mint green house, Mike's Auto's old style pumps and the Congregational Church (shown right after the second view of Mike's Auto's pumps) are the images from our town.

And...
CLICK HERE
to see my post about the New Yorker's article of Amherst!

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ARAN SWEATER'S FINALLY FINISHED!

YEAH!

Total Time to Complete: Approx. Month
Needle size US 8
4 Skeins Worsted Wool from Lion Brand.
Pattern from the book, Cable Confidence.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Who Would've Thought

Just seven years after this record was made, there would come me?
(a baby girl)

This is my dad on the cover of this record album from 1957. One of a couple covers he modeled for.

Would you believe this album cover is also shown on some another sites?

CLICK HERE or

CLICK HERE or also CLICK HERE
to visit the sites! If you missed the post with his glossies, click HERE.

Thank you for visiting my blog on my 50th BiRtHDaY!

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Link to Really Good Album.
Pure Heroine (Lorde)...

Another album that has been my fav for a while...
Born To Die (Lana Del Rey)

(Please note, I listen to these albums on my laptop but I also bought the albums on my iPod to crank while flying the BROOM... please support the artists and do the same and not just abuse these links.)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pile and Piles of Snow! Oh My!

As you can imagine, a couple inches is considered a dusting, around here! :D

My daughters and I were running errands today and couldn't believe how high the snow mounds were.

This is what they use to clear some of the lots.

After the crews are done with the plowing, it's more practical for them to just leave the machine there for the next time!

To date, this is how much they've plowed. That is including all the warm days, rainy weather, and some February sun...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Official MC LAUGHLIN Clan Aran Pattern!

(Maiden name)

I did some research and found that this is the official aran cable pattern for the Mc Laughlin (Mac Lochlainn, Mc Gloughlin, Mc Laughlane, Mc Laughlin, Mc Lochlin) clan! OK, according to this website...


CLAN SWEATER PATTERN

It is said that the pattern was worn by the entire family as sort of an "identity" so that if the fisherman should be drown, he could be identified weeks later by the sweater pattern. So technically, any family can have an Aran sweater pattern, not just an old Irish clan!

Clicking on the image, you'll see ALL the info for the patterns and supplies.

I think I just may have to figure out the pattern and make it myself! I have the charts for most of these knitted textures.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Day Means Aran Knitting Day!

With the amount of snow we are getting today and how heavy it's coming down, it's a Aran knitting day for sure!


Almost done!!! Love running my fingers over the textures.

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ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION IS FAMOUS!!!

I am so flattered that another one of my painting demonstrations has been published on another site!


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to see the article.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Well, To My Surprise!

Hello!!!

I was so surprised to find out that my beautiful little town of Amherst is in Yankee Magazine!!!

MY TOWN'S ARTICLE!

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