Typing that title for this blog post made me stop and wonder where those words actually came from. One of the mysteries that make up the English language!
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Hodge-podge is a thick, nourishing stew with origins in the Canadian region of Nova Scotia. The name of the soup is probably derived from the English term hotch-potch, which means a mixture, referring to the fact that the stew is prepared with a combination of different vegetables such as carrots, beans, and potatoes.
Thank you Maureen for this tidbit of information! Folks...she was up at 2 am researching this - so kudos to her!!!!
Today I do have a myriad of things to mumble about so here goes...
First of all, I did finish a project. This afghan was my 'in front of the tv watching Christmas movies on W' project for the past month. It is one of two that are destined to be wedding gifts over the next year....
The pattern is the 'Grace Throw' from Mary Maxim
and I used Caron Simply Soft yarn
Yesterday we awoke to a winter wonderland outside. I, of course, am hard-pressed to think of it that way but I'm attempting to be positive!
This is the view from our balcony overlooking the river
And this is one of the two large spruce trees that are right outside our bedroom window
My 'finds' this week for the Making Space challenge don't look like much here...but....there were a LOT more light bulbs than that because we replaced our bulbs with LED's. Rather than count them individually I will just count these 5 (and before any of you get worried, they all went down to the laundry room for other people to take). There's the remains of the Christmas cards, a full and a part roll of annoying Christmas ribbon that I am happy to get rid of, and 7 postcard 'blanks' that I have had sitting here for several years and know I will never complete. So...that puts the count at somewhere around 52. Definitely a 'creative' count, but at least it's progress!
And, just to prove that I am trying to be creative...
I've pulled some fabrics that might - or might not -
make the cut towards the new landscape.
- HERE is another adorable Christmas ornament to create.
- THIS is interesting to see and read about!
- THESE are very cute - scroll down!
- And THESE are fun to see as well.
Today, instead of a quote, how about this....