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damascusannie | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

You all have to check out this site! Hundreds of free patterns for sweaters, hats, mittens, socks….It’s fabulous!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie


  1. Josefly | | #1

    Which site? :>)

    1. damascusannie | | #2

      Oooops! I was interrupted and forgot the link!http://www.cooperativemainecraftsmen.com/NoJava/index.php

      1. Josefly | | #3

        Thanks, Annie. I've done that same thing so many times - meaning to make an attachment to an email. I can't say I was interrupted, except by a brain hiccup.

        1. damascusannie | | #4

          In our house we say our train of thought derailed. I had a good excuse, my husband was telling me that he was going to get my "new" SUV!!!!

          1. Josefly | | #5

            I like that - derailed train of thought. New SUV?! Oboy!

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            ThreadKoe | | #9

            Yippeee!  Annie got new wheels!  Tell all!  Cathy

          3. damascusannie | | #10

            I'm going from a 1993 Buick Le Sabre to a 1999 Ford Explorer. We refuse to buy new cars and generally won't borrow to buy either and this one has all the features we are looking for right now at a really good price, plus it was owned by an elderly gentleman who took really good care of it, so it's rust-free and CLEAN. Since winter's coming, the 4WD is an awfully nice feature. We're actually still looking for something that's more fuel efficient for the family car and then Jeff will take this for his work truck. In the meantime, we gave the 4WD a workout yesterday evening as we drove 70 miles in freezing rain. I definitely could tell the difference in the handling on the iffy roads.

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            ThreadKoe | | #11

            It is nice to have a fuel efficient vehicle and a truck like vehicle.  When you can find a good one at the right price, whichever comes first.  4WD is nice on rural roads in the snow and mud.  You may find you like sitting higher in the SUV anyhow.  I always preferred it.   Cathy

          5. damascusannie | | #12

            I do like sitting higher, especially with all the deer we have in this area--I feel like I might see them a bit sooner this way.Annie in Wisconsin, USA
            ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
            ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
            See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

            Edited 11/12/2008 5:16 pm by damascusannie

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            ThreadKoe | | #13

            I think you do, since you can actually see down into the ditches, and further up the road!  And the headlights catch the eyes sooner also.  As much as deer are cute, they are not cute on roads.  Do you get moose also?  Cathy

          7. damascusannie | | #14

            Wisconsin doesn't have many moose, and we aren't that far north anyway. The DNR did plant elk in the area where my sister and her husband own quite a lot of lake property, so we do see them once in a while when we drive up to the lake. Unfortunately, they've also reintroduced wolves The total herd is only about 150 animals at the best of times so it doesn't take many kills to significantly reduce the herd. Add to that the fact that this is also a designated area for releasing nuisance bears and the elk herd takes a beating. Both the wolves and the bears will kill the elk calves in the spring.

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            ThreadKoe | | #15

            We have had so much new building going on in our area, that we are seeing moose and bear for the first time in over 50 years.  There have always been wolves and coyotes, but since they introduced wild turkeys to the area, the populations of wild turkeys, and the coyotes and wolves have skyrocketed.  The Deer population seems to be way up as well.  We have been getting them closer and closer to our house.  Since we are pretty wide open, this is unusual.  The bush is way back on our property.  It was pretty wet back there this year.  So they must have moved out to dryer ground.  I have not had gooseberries for the last few years as a bear has found my bush.  :(   We have tried to get nuisance tags for a couple of years now for the deer, but no luck yet, and the corn and soybean is taking a real beating along the bush.  Fat little deer we have!   Cathy

          9. damascusannie | | #17

            The deer herd does so much crop damage here that they now issue special licenses to farmers for "deer abatement". It allows hunters to kill antlerless deer on those properties from Sept thru December. Based on the number of deer killed, the farmer is paid for the damage to his crops. Most of these deer are taken to inspected meat plants where they are tested for CWD and then the meat is donated to local food shelves.

          10. MaryinColorado | | #19

            Congratulations on your new Ford Explorer, I've heard good things about them!  When I worked in the mountains I drove an '85 Jeep Cherokee that I loved.  We kept it in the family until DDIL wrecked it.  (She's fine, it really protected her, just embarassed).  It sounds as if you two are very savvy consumers!  Enjoy!  Mary

          11. damascusannie | | #20

            We considered a Cherokee, too, but the Explorer was a bit roomier and a lot cheaper!

          12. MaryinColorado | | #21

            I'm glad to hear you found the right one at the right price!  Difficult to do these days. I loved sitting up high and the great visibility.  That SUV got me through so much, from being lost in a snowstorm, to driving down the mountain in blizzard conditions, camping trips, to a 5 car accident that barely left a scratch.  We put over 100,00 miles on it and were the second owners.  My son's wife finally totalled it but walked away safe and sound.  I love having as much protection as possible when you need it most!  I think you will love it!  Mary

          13. MaryinColorado | | #16

            Wooooooooohoooooooooo!  A new SUV!  Please let us know what you get, you lucky lady! 

            I say "train crashed" or TIA (transient ischemic attack) which was used by nurses alot when I was working as our excuse.  he he   In your case, I guess the excitement of the new SUV blocked the neurons from receiving any further input!  I'm so happy for you!  Mary

          14. damascusannie | | #18

            1999 Ford Explorer. Our "new" vehicles are always gently used when we get them, but we haven't had a car loan decades and we figure the money we saved in depreciation on a new car more than makes up for the extra fuel that the Explorer will need. It's a good winter car with its 4WD.

  2. katina | | #6

    Thanks for this, Annie.  My train of thought? I'm beginning to think it was pushed into a siding after derailment....


    1. damascusannie | | #7

      My train of thought would be so much more efficient if it didn't have so many overloaded boxcars in it.

      1. katina | | #8

        You're too smart for me Annie - my wheels are slowly turning.

        Thanks for the giggle!


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