Category Archives: family

Family Time

We have just spent the weekend with our two sons Rob and Chris and Rob’s girlfriend Kandice!  Kandice was a sweetheart to host all of us along with Rob’s dog Bosun at her house in the suburbs of Baltimore!  We … Continue reading

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Tackling My Toika

In spite of that pep talk from my son, in spite of Su Butler’s excellent website with extensive information, including photos (!) about tying up a Toika, and in spite of perusing every forum post about Toikas I could find … Continue reading

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A Knitter’s Memory Lane…

Sometimes early in the new year I perform an “Airing of the Stash” where I get all my yarns and spinning fibers out and have a look.  I will be doing that as soon as I step away from the … Continue reading

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Life is what happens…

…when you’re busy making other plans…. In the midst of my weaving, spinning, basket making, bobbin lace, knitting and gardening my life has taken a sharp turn. I was so busy getting two Nantucket baskets ready for weaving while sailing … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, Good Will to All

> What an amazing holiday season!  On the first day of Hanukkah we had a torrential rain storm that ended shortly before sundown with a double rainbow.  A new meaning for Festival of Light! On the winter solstice we were … Continue reading

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>Christmas Cheer to all

> …or what happens when the 20-somethings outnumber the 50-somethings at the family Christmas celebration.

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>A Lesson in Viniculture

> What a lucky day!  Over the weekend, at my in-laws double 80th birthday party, one of my husband’s cousins brought his homemade grenache wine share.  It was a sensational hit; everyone loved it!  He told me he would be … Continue reading

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> This month is always an emotional roller coaster for me.  On the one hand, the weather is magnificent! I have so many new plans and projects in the works that it makes my New Year’s resolutions look amateur!  We … Continue reading

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>The Wedding!

>Well, I’ve never seen guys so excited to be at a wedding! My older son, the groom, is in the middle, surrounded by his closest friends, the groom’s men, of which the one on the far left is my younger … Continue reading

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>Yesterday I spent the day in the cancer center at Hackensack Hospital with a friend who was undergoing her third chemo treatment for breast cancer. I’ve never seen such a crowded area in a hospital, but in spite of the … Continue reading

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