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Happy Thanksgiving

I had a post planned, with my new old loom, my mother’s cute new condo, and the social and the antisocial cat. I even remembered to take the pictures, something I’m perennially bad at. Pictures are copied onto the computer, even. But… I have no photo editing software on this new computer (also a planned […]

You gotta see this!

Sprang thingie. Worse, I want to make one, just for the fun of figuring out how to do it in the round like that. Edit: More on sprang thingie, thanks Alwen!


Baking and the associated dishwashing were not my only activities today. There was quite a lot of coffee-drinking and snow-watching as well, seasoned by a large dose of A few more active endeavors: I can easily get to my bookshelf for the first time in the past year. Business stuff in big plastic bins […]

Grandma’s Apple Cake

It’s snowing, and I have nowhere I must be. What to do? Bake! Apple Cake 2 c chopped apples 1 c sugar (or a bit less if you’d like) 1 1/2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp allspice (I use cloves) 1 egg 1/2 […]

A couple of unrelated links

A couple of completely unrelated things found online… Melissa Etheridge weighs in on the passing of Prop 8 in California. I read this interview with artist Lisa Snellings-Clark when it first came out, but one part stuck in my head, and I have to share. Lisa said: “Jane Frank gave me a great piece of […]


Though my world looks like this: the valiant petunias are still clinging to life. Looking a bit ragged, but still green and with flowers. Those petunias are tough.

The photo version

Fabulous: (photo languishing on my camera since Halloween) Not fabulous: (except that it’s a very appealing tree with its leaves off). It’s not supposed to even snow enough to shovel, but still…

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 […]


I had yesterday off for Veteran’s Day; thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to live in a country that has days off! It was also my grandfather’s 90th birthday (and he is a WWII veteran, so a double holiday for him). I found the perfect card within 30 seconds of walking […]

SCA String

For anyone in my general region, my local SCA group is holding a fiber arts symposium the weekend of November 14-16 in Lamar, PA. Probably most of you who would be interested already know about it, but I also want to publicize the preliminary class list. Looks like fun! There’s still room to teach for […]