Free Time!

Free Time!

I don’t know about you, but I always feel as though I’ve been given a gift each fall when Daylight Savings Time ends. I love the concept of “falling back” an hour.  I only wish it didn’t necessitate “springing forward”…

Cat Claws

Cat Claws

As many of you already know, I inherited my parents’ cat (Lily) last spring. Lily is sweet and affectionate, albeit a bit needy. I give her plenty of attention, brush her every day (well, almost every day), and let her…

My Absence

My Absence

I feel the need to explain why I haven’t posted for several weeks. Last month my most excellent father died. Although there is a hole in my heart the size of the Sahara, I am extremely grateful that he got…

Channeling Bing

Channeling Bing

To entertain myself while shoveling out from the overnight snowstorm, I took liberty with a classic holiday song. I apologize in advance if I offend anyone… Oh, the weather outside is frightful! But my knitting is so delightful!   Since…

Fun with Leaves

Fun with Leaves

DH and I have spent several days dealing with the pile of leaves produced by our most spectacular ash trees in the front yard. I spent one day raking them into piles that DH could “vacuum”. Let me just say…

Mitered Stash Afghan Winner

Mitered Stash Afghan Winner

The winner of the Mitered Stash Afghan pattern is Karen, who wrote: Hmmm. Since my birthday is tomorrow this might be my lucky contest. Right now I have quite a bit of a blue/purple color wave that would be great….

Mitered Stash Afghan

A New Pattern

Despite all odds, I managed to upload a new pattern to my website and Ravelry. It’s called Mitered Stash Afghan and is the combination of my own handspun alpaca, and handspun alpaca that I’ve collected from other handspinners. I took…

Seasoned Greetings

Seasoned Greetings

Every holiday season I make spiced nuts for friends and family. They have just the right combination of sweet, salt, and spice. They’re great on salads or just by the fistful. Each year, the list of recipients grows. Last night…

It's a Wonder I Get Any Work Done

It’s a Wonder I Get Any Work Done

I haven’t posted anything for a while because most of what I’m working on has to remain under wraps until announced by the publisher. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Just look at my desk. That’s mine in…

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Today is my mother’s 86th birthday. She has dementia and no longer understands the concept, but we’ll have a party anyway. I’ve made our family standard birthday cake: devil’s food cake with homemade fudge frosting. It may not look like…