Sewing and Crafting Update End of 2022

[note: I usually make active links, but for some reason my editing software won’t let me do that today. I will try to update later on when things are working again. Until then, you can select the entire link after https:// and copy-paste into your browser.} This year I was determined to finally start on […]

Testing and using new-to-me crochet patterns

One of the things that I think is lacking in today’s “fast everything” culture is handmade gifts. We have been too quick to abandon work that takes time in the interest of “saving time” when what we make may be not as perfect as mass-produced (and likely cheaper) goods. This deprives both ourselves and the […]

A weekend excursion

For the first time in a very long time, Tom and I journeyed forth to see if a trail that was indicated as “accessible” really was. Spoiler alert: not really! While I am definitely more comfortable walking, and choose to stand at my computer most of the time, walking more than two or three hundred […]

Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser: Growing

I have always been a gardener, I think — I love to be IN gardens, I love to TALK “gardens,” and I love to CREATE gardens. There is a strange shift, however, when one moves away from “gardens” with annuals and shorter-lived perennials to plants that could conceivably be enjoyed by people two or three […]

Summer finally begins for me

I was still recovering from the allergic reaction into the middle of the first week of July. Not fun. But had energy to have a nice dinner for my parents on Sunday the third, which of course wiped me out for the next couple of days. Then, on July 7 I had a chance to […]

Important Dates in our Lives

Today is the 21st anniversary of the day our older son became a big brother. He was so proud of his little brother! Here is a pic of the birthday boy and his big brother the day after he was born… When he was about 3 or 4, he LOVED that Snowman toy! When they […]

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