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March 4th, 2008 | Long Island weekend

This weekend we went out to visit old friends in Long Island, and they took us to walk on the beach (at Fire Island I think). It was a fabulous day for it–clear and clean, with a dramatic sky, as you can see. There was a beautiful, very sad and moving memorial to the victims of [...]

February 13th, 2008 | Painting

Today there are photos of my other recent project, which was painting a good part of the house. This took me about a million years longer than I thought it should–both to get around to starting and to get around to finishing–but I have now completed my part of the work on the dining room (above) [...]

February 11th, 2008 | Creative efforts

This past week I have spent a good deal of time on a slightly different creative endeavor–making paper boxes. Each one has a different paper for the top and bottom, and these are Valentine-themed, in a very general way:  We started this as a fundraising idea for the latest project I’ve been roped into, Relay [...]

January 15th, 2008 | Spinning bee fun

On Saturday I went down into town to spend some time spinning with a group of people I didn’t know, as part of the Handweaver’s Guild get-together. On the way down, I was telling myself I could have used the hour driving to and fro to spin instead, and watched a movie into the bargain, [...]

November 30th, 2007 | Lacy eye candy

I drove up to my old office this week to visit with friends before I begin my back-to-the-grind work life next week. We exchanged ornaments: my friend Lulu’s mom makes these for everyone in that office–and me–and a few more people as well. She must be extemely busy, or else start in January, I don’t [...]

November 29th, 2007 | Signs of the holiday season

In our house there are some traditional signs that the holidays are near:We go go-karting with friends; I get into a knitting frenzy as I still think I can knit presents for everyone (ha!); and we bake and decorate gingerbread houses with friends. I bring you photos of the latter event, noting that the kids [...]

November 2nd, 2007 | Friday FO . . . Finally

Finally, here is the photo of the giant Hearts and Stars sweater-dress. Clearly, I am still having tech issues, as it is not really that ‘pixelated.’ It is, however, really that big. Note the sleeve: they are very snug at the cuffs, which is good, otherwise they would be near my ankles–the way the sweater [...]

November 1st, 2007 | Low-tech randomness

Due to technical difficulties of various (and frustrating) kinds, today I am bringing you links to other people’s sites and fun things, and (sorry) really awful photos. Above, a very late-blooming hydrangea, which was a pleasant surprise in the garden yesterday– but is blurry here. Next, a way-too-dark photo of some of commenter Wendee’s yummy [...]

October 31st, 2007 | Happy Halloween!

This is one of my favorite celebrations of the year, and we have some nice traditions surrounding it–one or two friends always have costume parties; one friend has a halloween-carving party; others host a gathering around an outdoor fire pit during the trick-or-treating, so you can stop in for wine, warmth, and a good chat. Oh–and [...]

October 17th, 2007 | What I’m reading now

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z offers interesting insights into the life of an aspiring poet, assisting an established poet. A little tongue-in-cheek and a fun and quick read. The latest Dick Francis, Dead Heat, is cowritten with his son, and offers a quick airplane or beach read, I [...]

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