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I’ve mentioned in my last post how I’ve spent some time testing & preparing a few of my original Off The Hook crochet/knit designs that will eventually make their way into my shop.

Recently while out shopping I came across some pretty crochet baskets & as tempted as I was to purchase a few the price tag was a little too steep for my taste. Of course as soon as I arrived home I made my own version & actually love it even more than the ones in the store.
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& another original basket pattern by OTHD

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Ohmygosh I absolutely adore this free beginner knit pattern: Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura & have made several pair for family, friends & of course myself. I achieved various sizes by switching needle by a 1/2 – full size

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Doily dream catcher by Off The Hook. Just felt like doing something a little different & really like the result.

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A free-form cotton/wool crochet jean patch by OTHD

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Crochet cotton wash cloth. ❤ this has quickly become a favorite if mine!

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Crochet/knit lace & embroidery

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Adorable knit collar pattern (FREE) @ reckless glue

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Recently I scored this beautiful antique Singer sewing machine! Now to learn how to use it……

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A few KeKe Photography captures 2014

Peace, K.

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street capture
Cairo, Egypt

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“If you could talk to your thirteen year old self what would you say?”

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Some words of wisdom:   Although sometimes you may feel lost in the crowd know you are blessed to have been born into a family surrounded by lifetime friends in the making!  Siblings understand you like no other, support you regardless of the circumstance and truly love and care for you.  Try to return these favors with gratitude and kindness. Your sisters will always  have your back with the very best of intentions.  They are now and always will  be your very best friends!

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1970’s version of my thirteen year old self roasting marshmallows with some of my siblings and cousins.   I like my marshmallows burnt to a crisp…..don’t judge me!  lol
That blonde girl is me standing next to  the most amazing people I know, my sister Nan & brother Thomas. (In the blue shirt).

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70’s Halloween photo of me with some of my siblings. ( brothers Thomas and Chris, me and my sister Nannie Noonie). Halloween also happens to be my beautiful Mother’s birthday! I think she looked forward to the couple of hours  peace & quiet while the kiddies got to trick or treat!

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I was a little older than 13 at this time…thinking around 20yrs.
My best friends/sisters and I on a Florida Vacation sometime in the 80’s
good times, good times!

Be especially kind to your parents no matter how irritating they may seem at your age. Someday you will not have the opportunity to let them know how much you truly appreciate and love them for everything they do & for the supportive loving parents that they are. Understand that they are not perfect.  Consider the fact that Mom and Dad are making many sacrifices for you & your siblings to enjoy all the fruits of their hard labor.

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The best parents in the universe on their wedding day.
Love them both so much!
Dad passed on in 1990 from brain cancer. I miss him so much every single day. I am very fortunate that I had the opportunity to spend time with him and tell him how much I love him before he left us. RIP my dear Dad!

Cleaning your room is really not that big of a deal when you consider the time and energy your parents place into raising you.  Be grateful & appreciative.

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misspelled graffiti wall- RI, USA

Never forget where you come from, who you are and the people who mean the most.  Your life has only just begun….there is so many wonderful opportunities to look forward to!!!!!

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Life is GREAT!

An up-close capture of my son J trying not to burn to a crisp – Matunuck  RI, USA

a practice shot & extreme edit
(shhhh what he doesn’t know will not hurt him!) 🙂

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Cairo, Egypt

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fruit & veggie street vendor
Cairo

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captured in Cairo
I love everything about this shot

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awesome summer sky

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overhead action shotJunk food on the go

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& another 🙂
Niquabi (fully covered)

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just another day in Cairo traffic

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another incredible sunset!
can not get enough of these!

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A drive by shooting (capture)
love when this happens and I’m there to capture it!

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another drive by
love it!

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double exposure
Actually dig this… a lot!

I am a girl with very few words today.  Hope you enjoyed my picture post

Happy Monday!  See you all tomorrow!

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As I have committed myself to blog every single solitary day in the month of  May

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I thought I would share a few images once again.

I am currently working on some awesome crochet projects & hopefully will have more to say/share next week 🙂

For now….enjoy!

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Not a big fan of spiders!
Must have been feeling brave this night.
Yuk but awesome at the same time!

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Not a fan of cats either! lol
Cookie is my sisters evil cat. I am surprised he did not bite me for this one!

 

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My G-doodle A
I’m in there somewhere too 🙂

 

It’s been a long week and today is the first day of my weekend so thought I would share just a little something!   😉

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 there’s something about dried/wilted flowers that I love

 

Happy Thursday!

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Happy Wednesday!

More street captures from Cairo, Egypt.

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Street vendor selling windshield covers in the middle of a busy highway.
He was kind enough to let me take his picture :]

Many flag vendors lined the street after Egypt’s revolution. I managed a few captures although I did not want to cause much attention to myself at this time.

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‘Compassion’ – a touching candid street capture

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hard-working men in the scorching heat. God bless them!

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smoke break 🙂

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Love everything about this!

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Strung lights everywhere in Egypt.
Pretty awesome view at night.

One of my very favorite sunset captures –  shot off a 5th floor balcony. Cairo.
This print is available for purchase in a larger format- if you are interested hit me up.

Have a fabulous day!

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Street Vendor
awesome cowboy hat ‘salesman’ & he’s wearing them all! :]
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‘Balancing Act’ –  Bread delivery bike weaving in and out of Cairo’s extremely heavy traffic. w/out dropping one piece! 🙂
Amazing!

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‘Ordinary highway’ – an out of focus awesome capture –something you don’t see every day!

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Neighborhood watch during Egypt’s revolution. People flooded the streets with sticks and stones 24/7 to protect their neighborhoods from crime.

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Street corner sugar Cane. Cairo
+ the standard car troubles

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speaking of which…..
Quality is not the greatest as this was captured through the windshield of my car —a drive-by shooting if you will. :]

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Here is a scene you will see quite often in Cairo. Often times there are entire families on one bike. Not very safe but pretty awesome! I will have to hunt down an image to show you…I know I have a few. – a windshield capture 🙂

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Cruising along- Cairo

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street sweeper Cairo

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Night Capture in Cairo. You can see the mosque in the background.  Appears I was not suppose to be shooting here and nearly had my camera equipment confiscated. Was it worth it?  Probably not!    (stupid American! hahaha)

Where is your favorite place to shoot street scenes?  Where in the world have you been?/  have plans to go? /wish to travel to?

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Happy Mothers Day to one of the most beautiful people I know. My Mom at the age of three push-mowing my grandparents lawn. I remember using this same lawnmower on my (many)  visits to my grandparents.

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words fail to describe my love for this woman
She’s truly one of a kind, a beautiful soul & a wonderful mother

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with the patience of a saint she loved unconditionally all 7 of her little trouble makers.
(my youngest sibling was just a glimmer in my parents eyes at this time)
can you guess which one is me? :] 1966

 

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Mom with her great grand-babies August 2012

Love you Mom!

A Very Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful Moms out there!

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