When I am ready for a new project I want to start as soon as possible. That desire has occasionally led to some disasters. You would think I would learn from those mistakes, and I'm happy to say I have, at least from a few of them. When sewing I have learned to take my … Continue reading Lessons Learned
Years ago I did a lot of counted cross stitch. I have several pieces stitched, but not yet mounted and framed. Then, as often happens, other things occupied my time. Work, family, reading and especially knitting and quilting. Then I came upon a selection of cross stitch books and magazines at the library used book … Continue reading Revisiting an old favorite craft
There are so many forms of peace in our world. We of course think of peace in the sense of no war, and this is very important to all humans. One cannot find peace in our life if there is warfare outside our door. But when I think of peace, I think of personal peace, … Continue reading Finding Peace
The lace shawl that was causing me grief is finished! Yeah! Turned out fine, but not as the pattern was written.Still needs to be blocked, but I like it. I think I'll try to find a nice fabric in one of the colors and make a summer dress. They would go well together. BTW, I … Continue reading On To the Next Project
What is it about reading? Book lovers read passionately, school children often moan when assigned a book to read. Myself, I'm in the first group, though I was once one of those school children moaning. What changed? I know I started reading a lot once I became a mother, books kept me company while the … Continue reading Reading
Over the past ten years of knitting I have often tried knitting lace. I want to be able to do it, but it just keeps defeating me. Oh, I've managed a few simple patterns, and even there mistakes have been made, luckily I am far from a perfectionist and have no problem living with them. … Continue reading Hard as I try, I don’t think lace knitting is for me.
I cannot believe that our so called senate just confirmed DeVos to be secretary of Education. A woman who has no qualifications, who opened her wallet and bought the position. I taught for 22 years, she has spent next to no time in a public school. To say I am disheartened is an understatement. Very … Continue reading Outrage and Disgust