Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

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Armstrong Playground

Evan and I went to the playground yesterday, just the one closest to our house.  It is so great that we can walk there in a few minutes.  It is close enough that we can carry basketballs, hula hoops, jump ropes, Frisbees, baseballs and bats, etc. etc.  There is a baseball field on one side… (read more)

“Sing” for $2

Evan and I went to Waterworks Cinemas for MovieScoop’s $1 Summer Series this morning.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am there is a kids movie playing, and admission is $1 each, kids and grownups both!  Today we got to see “Sing”.  We’ve seen it once before, but I really enjoyed seeing it again.  We picked… (read more)

So busy summer!

Summer is going not at all as I expected.  First of all, I had thought I was going to have trouble keeping Evan entertained all summer.  Since school was out, he wouldn’t have somewhere to go every day.  Since dance class ended with the recital in early June, he wouldn’t have that commitment each week. … (read more)

No pool for Mama

Dennis planned an outing today, something involving a lake and the convertible.  Evan nixed the original idea of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park because the edge of the lake is too pebbly.  So plans got changed to North Park pool, with a little golf/putting first.  Then Evan un-invited me, because this was going to… (read more)

I want that movie recliner in my living room

I can’t remember the last time I went to a movie in a theater on the day that it opened.  But last night we went to see Despicable Me 3, and it was so much fun.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will get a kick out of it, and it is a good… (read more)

Allegheny GoatScape and Dennis’ Little League Field

When Dennis was growing up on South Side, he played Little League baseball at a field a short way up the slopes from his house — Bandi Schaum Field.  This ballpark area has turned into a neighborhood garden space, since 2012 — Bandi Schaum Community Garden.  The ball-field now garden is in an urban park called South Side Park… (read more)

Best yarn experience in Quebec City…finding Charlevoix Pure Laine

The old area of Quebec City is split into two sections, the upper and lower.  There is a natural bluff where the city was originally founded at a narrow place of the St Lawrence River, and the fort or Citadelle is located at the top, front edge of the bluff looking over the river (actually… (read more)


Quebec City is the capital city of the Canadian province Quebec.  A French explorer built a fort at a narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River in 1535.  This original settlement was abandoned, and Quebec City was officially founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain.  It began French and went back and forth, French and English, over the… (read more)