Doing It Like A Man

Needle artwork (and other stuff) made by a Man.

Change and an end of an era…

K&M SB Closing Around about 2004 Starbucks opened Kenneth & Madison. Since it was close to family it was a great place to ride to and work from. It has been my goto location since then. After 12 years Starbucks is closing the cafe and moving to a brand new drive through @ Madison &…

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Ribeye Roast Smoke

Ok! I finally documented this kind of cook! * Full ribeye Roast – ~16lbs * Fine salt * Coarse sea salt/Kosher Salt * Lightly ground pepper Smoker warmed up to ~375/400F. Place roast in the smoker with temperature probes already placed. One probe in the middle, and one on each end. Cook at 375F for…

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Rest In Peace Aunt Margaret Nagl

My first memories of you were from a visit to Iowa as a small child. Your house was just a cinderblock basement at the time. I remember your laugh, your smile, being outside, and the fascinating trains that would go by right near your back doorstep. I was probably under 10 years old because I…

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 4

More progress with the wild silk version. Well into chart C. Fun times!!  

Fiori Autunnali – Update 3

The work on the Wild Silk version continues! Thanks to help from Julia. I am sureI have the right beads. Using them in the work proves it!! More progress to come! Good times…

Order By Phone App @ Starbucks 

Yup! It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here! The only thing I’m missing is a ‘splash of lemon aid’ and an 8-cup press! Hopefully they add ‘custom requests’ to handle the first and add an item for the press!! Lovely times. I still talk to my barista. Gotta keep the human in…

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Hard core liquid…

Lovely Awesomeness. Intensely independent and outside the box. These guys are producing high quality music. Simply beautiful stuff… Yeah, it’s Justin Bieber, so the fuck what? I used to joke about him. He was playing the teen boy toy… Now I think differently. Ask JackU and they say he’s freaking amazing. Because they are all…

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 2

In “Wild Silk”. After third restart I’m using rescue thread!  

Chicken Salad For Lunch – Smoked brats for the week…

The best chicken salad ever made! Kale, sliced brussel sprouts, broccoli slaw, pumpkinseeds, dried cranberries. Topped with grilled chicken and a light dressing.  …and to share… Smoked bratwurst!   Lovely times!

Fiori Autunnali – Update

Started the first wing. Pretty happy with progress. Working flat has made the traditional knot stitch more difficult and slower. Makes me want to knit though the back loop. But doing that would make the yarn settle differently making the work look different. Keeping it traditional. Looking back the piece had some mistakes completely due…

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