Life is What Happens…

Life is What Happens…


… while you’re making other plans? It’s been more than a while since I wrote here. Not because I haven’t thought about it. Nor because I haven’t sat down and actually put words to paper (so to speak). I’ve simply found myself caught in the current of an ever changing life, thinking, “Yeah, next week … Continue reading

Horses Heal Hearts, Part Two


Day Two: my mother speaking: We went to cheer a widow today, 8 weeks from the day her policeman husband was shot to death. He left her with 3 girls and a baby boy. Amy O’Rourke had planned a 5th birthday party for their daughter and didn’t know it would expand into the grand party … Continue reading

Horses Heal Hearts


For the next few days my mother will be authoring my blog and I’ll simply be editing it. The reason for this is a series of emails I got from my mother explaining something she’s been up to.  I can’t say it any better than she has and it’s really worth sharing, so…

A Blankie for Boopie… and so it grows


Boopie’s Blankie is coming along nicely. K1b (Knit One Below) is a technique that is amazingly simple and yet – for me at least – has also had a learning curve as far as the actual kinesthetic memory of  it goes. I’m a combination knitter: purling by wrapping under the stitch and untwisting the resulting … Continue reading

A Blankie for Boopie


The children in my family have a longstanding tradition of rather odd nicknames for their siblings. My only son called his eldest sister, ‘Soggy’ for a large portion of his growing up years (her name was, in fact, Michele, but as a small child she referred to herself as ‘Sezzie’ – you see what I’m … Continue reading

Before I go…


I should be focusing entirely on packing, etc., but finishing a spinning project is getting ready to leave…

Erin’s Shrug


As you can see from the photo, I did complete Erin’s shrug in time for the True Woman Conference.

What I did…


This is what I ended up doing after that second cup of coffee, yesterday (thanks for the coffee vote, Karen). As you can see, I’m still very much the novice when it comes to the drop spindle, but it’s becoming more fun and less frustration each time I practice. I just need, now, to discipline … Continue reading