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Snow turns into ice

After a few warmish days, my house looks like this. It is kind of pretty, but not so good for my gutters. Some of you admired the snow-cake on the patio table. Well, it proved to be too much for the poor old thing. Nick had that table before I started dating him, so it’s […]


The event was fabulous, thanks to many, many helpful volunteers. Nobody went hungry, and I saw some folks even taking seconds. I’ll put recipes up soon, but not tonight. Since I’m too tired to do much other than lay around on the couch with the dog and the cat, instead I’ll catch up on some […]

Bookshelf Annoyance

Trying to switch from the no-longer-functional Amazon plugin to an automatic book plugin that works. I can’t get the plugin working in the sidebar, so I’m testing it in the main article. ETA: Yup, works. Now about this sidebar… Edit 2: Having spent a ridiculously long time fussing with the plugin to no avail, I’ve […]

Reading knitters

Here’s another catch-up post… A knitting groups meets every other week at the State College public library. (Every other Monday from 6:30-8:30pm; check the calendar for exact weeks, and do come!) Beginners are welcome, and attendees knit or crochet, or once in a while other fiber arts. While I’m thinking of it, on July 13 […]

Friday the thirteenth

I’m confused. Wednesday: record-breaking 64F temperatures. Thursday: 50 mile an hour winds. Friday: snow. But I saw the first tiny snowdrop shoot this morning, so perhaps it will settle down into spring sooner rather than later. The peanut gallery has been clamoring for a return of Friday photos. A quick dig in the archives found […]

Good morning

Nothing new on the string front I’m afraid – too much working for a living. This sunrise is from yesterday morning while heading to work. I didn’t even have time to post a photo! I did want to call your attention to some unintended consequences of recent consumer safety legislation – banning books. Sort of. […]

Further adventures in organization

I have this foolish idea that my office/studio at home should be somewhere that I could actually, well, work, not just store piles of stuff. That’s crazy talk, I know, but I keep trying. Most recently, I cleaned the desk. I put away or otherwise disposed of all the clutter that had accumulated, leaving only […]

Making lists

Things that are fabulous: Lithuanian National Musical Folklore LibraryThing A highly successful FFF That Rosalind and her family were able to hang around all of Sunday afternoon I sold a whole pile of handpainted sock yarn at FFF, which means that I get to buy more yarn Entering all my office books into LibraryThing while […]

Still life with tomatoes and manuscript

Bread, cheese (in wax!), fresh basil, and the very first of the tomatoes! Of the fancy heirloom tomatoes, the Flamme wins the prize for earliest. The Sioux did not thrive, and won’t produce any fruit. We’ll see about the other two. Even the volunteer black cherry tomatoes didn’t start to ripen until this week. They […]

Books! On string!

Despite the header tag-line of this blog, there hasn’t been much in the way of book content lately. Not for lack of good intentions – I have a box of books to talk about, notes for several reviews, and since I’ve been on a werewolf kick lately, I was asked to write about the current […]