What does a Conestoga wagon, seen here along a camp lodge, a sundial that faced a drop-off and pick-up parking lot, an observatory on a hill, complete with moving dome that housed a telescope allowing viewing the solar system from the inside, and an automatic watering system of a once spectacular, white barn that serviced […]Read more "Thank you, Dad"
Anyone out there having the challenge of choosing their next knitting project? I used to have the conundrum about four times a year, every time I received a new Vogue Knitting in the mail. And, I thought I was inundated with choice, then! Now, with Ravelry, social networking, and independent designers both far and near […]Read more "Inspiration as Guide"
I am hoping to share my latest project with you before the calendar year turns over… if I can get my thoughts together in a fluent manner to “publish” this, I will have just made it. No apologies for the lack of new posts, I have come to accept that some months are simply busier […]Read more "Equestrian – Finished Project"
Hello, blog! I’ve missed you and I send my condolences for letting you fly on your own. However, this is the season for holidays, birthdays, and visiting with friends of silver and gold (a Girl Scout motto meaning old and new). And, this particular year held a special birthday that was worth taking notice, and […]Read more "Fait Accompli"
Time has found me ready to post a project I completed this summer. I am writing with a heavy heart, however as I pause to think about others coping with deadly destruction of unfathomable proportions, those battling the loss of their homes due to wind, water, or fire and I pray for their recovery, hopefully […]Read more "Ribbed Bib"
I have always loved coffee tables. Especially mine. It sits next to one of my favorite spots in the house, it is beautiful to look at with its stone tiles, it is spacious, and it houses all of my favorite things. If you look closely you will see one of my trays holding knitting supplies […]Read more "These are a few of my Favorite Things"
I recently became seemingly unpopular when responding to a forum on Ravelry. The prompt went as follows: I was interested to read the ‘Purls of Wisdom’ questions posed to knitting designers in VK Fall 2012 and I wonder what rules you always or never break? I think of VK (Vogue Knitting) fans as slightly curious and adventurous, […]Read more "Purls of Wisdom or Assault with Words"
It is not a by-gone teacher who includes after school sessions to inspire, guide, and direct her students to succeed. It is not a by-gone parent who appreciates all that is attempted for her child. And, it is not a by-gone student who is willing to diligently work after school once or twice a week […]Read more "Al-pac-a Appreciation"
I am so excited to finally be able to share one of my latest finished projects with you and am equally excited to be able to slip on a pair of boots as my foot has made considerable progress in its healing this last week! It would be easy, of course, to stand in some […]Read more "Cable Snake"
How do I thank thee for a most relaxing and restful summer? Let me count thy top ten ways.Read more "Adieu and Thank You, Niagara River"
Posture is something I rarely hear people talk about and yet, I believe it to be the cornerstone of great looks. When was the last time posture was the topic of your conversation? One usually hears, “Love your hair! Where did you get your shoes? Great skirt!” These are typical conversational items. Imagine “You know, […]Read more "Three Cheers for Poise, Posture, and Winning Attitude"
Words from a recent email: “Dad says, check out the Cinelli. He changed the bars back to the original Cinelli bar and stem – he wrapped the bars himself and remembered how! He chose to save the beautiful Record levers. He rode the bike 20 miles Sunday in a little better than an hour and […]Read more "Addendum to Yarn Bombing"