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…

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…

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…

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…

Playing with Value

It’s been years since I have gone into a quilt shop and looked at fabric, in real life. I bought fabric on-line, if I bought fabric for quilts. I have been knitting and sewing clothing for the last few years. I only decided to quilt again in 2015 and then I dyed my own fabrics….

Planets in Alignment ………

Back in the day when I was a working psychic, I also “did” astrology. I don’t know how else to say that, except that I also provided the service of an astrological reading if the client requested it. I had a doctor who was a nice man and, for some reason, felt that astrological readings…

March 2

I have to remind myself of this. Every day brings a new phony outrage from the left. And now it seems our highly unsuccessful former president has joined up with his highly unsuccessful cronies to “bring down” the Trump presidency. I guess they hope to get him impeached. Since he won’t be screwing an intern…

A Life in Provence or Maine

Okay so I don’t live my life in Provence. I did want to though, years ago. Now I probably wouldn’t do it but in 2000 I would have gone there in a flash. Alone. Nobody else in my family thought it was a good idea to go live in a place where you couldn’t speak…

February

February lasts forever. This is a fact of life. I wish there was a way to get it out of the calendar each year so we in the frozen north wouldn’t have to live through it. But yet I persist in making things to make the time fly ………… There are always thousands of patterns…

Luminosity

In the suchness of natural purity, there is no difference between earlier and later states. There is no difference between the time when one is an ordinary being and the point at which one is a buddha. In essence, the natural luminosity of emptiness never changes. Mipham’s commentary on Maitreya’s Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sūtras…

If Ever I Could Go ……..

Years ago, at a library book sale, I found The Tassajara Bread Book for 50 cents. I have used no other book for baking bread since. I love my Tassajara Bread and am going to have to whip some up this week. I set out to collect all the Tassajara recipe books I could find….

Kid You Not

My car is out of its all-encompassing snow bank. No more does it sit, surrounded by 5 feet of snow, incapable of movement, frozen. It has been set free. Not only is my lovely 4-wheel drive (Thank God for 4-wheel drive) Subaru free, it is now sitting at the end of my driveway, ready to…