Fresh ginger syrup

I looked out the window as the ginger syrup simmered. I decided to try a different sort of homemade gift this year, based on the recipe from Mags Kandis’ “Gifted”. I sliced an orange and added the pieces along with the zest to the mix, giving the syrup a more citrusy […]

Days Like These

The cool, grey days. The school bus days. The days with geese flying away in formation toward warmer climes. It’s days like these that say to me loud and clear, “Where the heck have you been?! Could you have been knitting and crocheting and just forgot to blog about it?” My answer is D) None […]

On The Avenue

I’ve been trying to wrap up a few things in anticipation of a fast-approaching knit and crochet hiatus. At the same time, I’ve also been spending some fun time with friends over the past couple of weeks. Walking, sampling some very fine craft beers, shopping and making new friends along the way.

First, there was […]


Friends – true friends – weave aTight web that keeps you afloatThough you feel done in.

More precious than gold,This bond’s strength depends solelyOn how you tend it.


What else do friends do? They let you lick the spoon.


The Little Things

If you’ve ever been away from something for a long time, you’ll understand when I tell you how difficult it becomes to return to it.

When it came to relating crafting stories, I felt dried up; choking on the sameness and wanting something else. I kept waiting for the spark of inspiration or the kind […]

Coming Up For Air.

I can hardly believe a week has flown by since Rocky discovered the joys of the ScratchScroll. Luckily, he’s still enamored of it – so much so that he’s already plucking up bits of the tight industrial carpeting that covers the surface of the kitty sine wave. Lucky too in that the lounger kept him […]

You Like Me!

For those of you who don’t get the post title reference, it is part of actress Sally Field’s 1985 Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech. Since she said it better than I, allow me to quote, in part:

“I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect…And I can’t deny the fact that you like me… […]

Gifts, Year-round!

The gift of friendshipknows no season, has no price.It’s always welcomed!

Not a lot of knitting in that mitten, but each stitch is full of well-wishes and good intentions for the recipient. The mate is more than halfway done. Although the pair will not be complete by Christmas, I have no doubt they will be […]


Found: one bouquet of peachy yellow tea roses with daisies and matching greens with yellow buds in the immediate vicinity of my front door.There was an unsigned note attached that urged me toward good behavior lest The Warden turn the hose on my sorry self. There was also a small ceramic button attached to the […]

Alive, Alive-O!

Thanks for the well-wishes and good vibes everyone! You guys are the best.

The hospital has graciously allowed me the use of the COW, or Computer on Wheels, which I think is pretty cool. This way, I can let you know that I’ll be here at least one more day because of some unexpected […]