So Much Yarn

Whenever I finish a project it takes eons for me to get truly inspired by another one. And yet I must have something to do, otherwise I will start screaming madly at the weather and that is pointless. Truly pointless. The sun is finally shining today and we didn’t get 12 inches of snow as…

Some Things Just Can’t Be Finished

This is one of those things. I did finish this “shlanket” night before last. This is Outline by Beata Jezek from Hedgehog Fibres. Both of them are, the pink and blue one being the first I started knitting and the red/pink/gold one I like. The lightish one, no. Last night, while putzing around with it,…

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High on my list of “Things I Do” is reading. I can remember 1) Mom getting extremely upset with me because she would talk to me and I wouldn’t listen (nose in a book) 2) when I ran out of books I would read the encyclopedia which was that interesting 3) wanting to buy the…

Frittered Away by Detail

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau Whenever I think of making changes in my life, I think of Henry David Thoreau and his trip to Walden. I do not know where he got his writing inspiration, but every word fills me with head shaking agreement. I love Henry. I…

Heaven Thy Name is Donuts

If I had only one thing I could do the rest of my life, it would be baking. Anything made with flour, sugar, vanilla, butter …… anything. Even anything just made with flour, yeast, oil and salt ……. anything. Last night I started fantasizing about French Market Donuts. I came across this recipe years ago…

Branching Out?

I remember the day, sometime in 2015, when my son offered to buy this set of oil pastels from Sennelier for me. Ah. I was completely in want. Totally. I had been reading books on surface design and learned that Caran d’ Ache Neocolor II Water Soluble Pastels could be used to color fabric. I…

Do More

I’m in this magazine, Uppercase #33. My part is small, but you can see my work at the bottom left of the fifth page of Heat and Fire, which begins on page 85. The preview of the magazine is here. My work has been published before and each time is as exciting as the last. What…

How’d That Happen?

A couple of days ago, I decided to take my leftover scraps from this quilt and slap them down on Vilene. Here I am, thinking I’m so creative and I’ve found a way to make an “art” piece and I’m excited by the prospect. Well ………. I finished it yesterday. I must say all those…

Dottie and Esme

Nothing makes me happier than pictures of puppies and kittens. If I had my way (if my kitty wasn’t a big hissy thing that would get seriously PO’d if another “animal” came into this house) I would have a dozen of each. At least, maybe more if I could figure out how to feed them…

A Tale of Two Countries

From 1999 until 2007 my family and I lived on Prince Edward Island in Canada. We had made the move after my husband retired from his job as an electrical engineer for the automotive industry. Why did we do that? Let me just say no one is sure at this point. We started out looking…

Center

If you’ve read this blog for a long time, you know I practice mindfulness. At least I try to practice mindfulness ……. meditation, general mind control, centering myself when I’m off balance – all of those things. I can’t live outside my center. I am miserable when I’m in the midst of fear, anxiety, stress,…

Change Please

I keep looking at the weather forecast. Then I whimper. I keep hoping it will change and the major Nor’Easter they keep talking about will go away. It’s March, not December or January or February. I know. We always get a snowstorm the middle of March. When the Roman dude said “Beware the Ides of…