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In Full Swing

Everything seems in full swing now…. I am making progress on projects I missed all fall and winter, and at last (!!) I’ve connected with the interest groups in my new area: weavers, knitters, dyers, and lace makers!  It’s all … Continue reading

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Is there anything with as much promise as mid-spring?  My gardens, my projects, my whole world is all hope and possibility. I’ve completed pear #4 in my ‘Trail of Pears.’  Each pear has brought  harder color decisions, and #4 caused … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home…

There really isn’t.  And to top it off it’s May in New England. My sister had offered to meet me at the airport.  It would just be the two of us; we’d have dinner afterward so she could catch me … Continue reading

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 The lovely sights in Chesapeake City…. Do you think they bought that red car to match their front door?  We are starting to see lots of migrating birds, and it seems to me that this year we are migrating with … Continue reading

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Natural dyeing is still gathering steam throughout the US.   When we leave here I hope to take some weld and madder with me to start a new dye garden in Essex. At the end of summer,  I hope to … Continue reading

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Glorious Summer

This is the extent of my gardening on board (well, almost)! Rosemary, thyme and a bright red geranium! I have no idea how my gardens at home are faring in the 90+ degree heat of the past few weeks, but … 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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>Scrapbook of Maine

> The weeks are passing, in some ways quickly, in others rather slowly, and I’ve now been on board our boat Pandora for a full month as of yesterday!  This is the longest I’ve ever been on a boat.  Here … Continue reading

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>Sap is Rising…

> …and I feel my creativity rising with it! The rise in creative juices has led me to go exploring other people’s blogs, looking for what inspires them, how they communicate it, how they cope with the ebb and flow … Continue reading

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>Almost Spring

>Even though I don’t have any crocuses yet, I do have these houseplants that reward me every spring! This is a paphiopedilum, but I cannot read the name of the cross on the label. And here is the first of … Continue reading

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