Saturday, May 7, 2011


It's too bad you can't know my mother. She passed in 1995. Two months after Dad. She did manage, however, to plant little bits and pieces of herself in me. I am proud to carry on these qualities: undying love for my children, a certain sweet feminity that I couldn't shake off if I wanted to, the most incredible knack for saying something wrong but hilarious!
Mostly, she taught me to take people for who they are rather than who I want them to be as I simultaneously learn to live with my own flaws without holding a grudge.
Mom, you may be gone from this world but you will always be within me. I will hold you in my heart. Hold you there, forever.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Top-Down or Bottoms-Up?

Well, as soon as SPRING FINALLY GETS HERE the tops on convertible cars will be going down. Convertible (reversible) dresses, however, are best sewn from the bottoms up (IMHO-hem first).
When knitting sweaters - top down is good. The more complex parts are done while you are still excited about a new project, the cast on edge gives good elasticity at the neck edge, and the "mindless" knitting is done toward the end.
HOWEVER! Never vacuum stairs top down or THIS COULD HAPPEN: terrifying episode where said lightweight upright suddenly lunges toward you while swirling dust and cat fur, growling ferociously, (never purchase a vaccum whose handle looks very much like a blunt WEAPON) - incurring blunt force trauma.
Bottoms UP to Top downers!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The promise of Spring is awakening! We are reminded that what once was frigid, dangerous, nearly dead can be renewed. Tiny buds of growth appear. Sweet musical sounds announce the morning. Furry creatures venture out from hiding. Hope, dreams, ambition is within grasp. Carry on with joy.