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Posts from ‘November, 2008’

You had the words, now see the pictures

My mom’s cute little condo, with plants in the windowboxes, and plants inside. The Xena kitty, and her brother Sammy. The family gathering, to celebrate both the holiday and my grandfather’s birthday. Loom photos next time!

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 […]