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Crocheted Lap Afghan

After many years of wanting to but stalling, I’ve finally returned to crochet, with one big twist. I’m actually learning it properly this time. Let me explain. Many decades ago, as a young girl, my grandmother crocheted, among her many talents. Grammer, as I called her, knit, crocheted, sewed, even quilted and embroidered some; you […]

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Embracing Revisions

I learned a hard lesson by writing my first novel. For starters, you learn quickly that what feels like a good flow when you are doing the actual writing may not work at all when reading it back; even less when you read it aloud. I tried reading my novel out loud recently. I stopped […]

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Holiday Project Update

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time for me to fulfill a promise I made prior to December. Yes, that’s right, it’s time to show you the tree ornaments I made. I won’t show them all, but here are some highlights. All are cross-stitch, some 1 thread, some 2 and in a variety […]

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Driving the Nissan Leaf

In mid-December, I had the opportunity to test drive the new Nissan Leaf. The Leaf, if you haven’t heard, is the first reasonably priced, 100% electric vehicle mass produced for the American market. To say I was ecstatic about getting a test drive, is an understatement. I have been waiting for a viable 100% electric […]

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So Many Projects

…So little time. Every year shortly after the holidays, I swear to myself that I will get started early the next year and make holiday gifts. Every year I remember that promise too late to do anything at all. However, this year, I am actually doing it! I began in September cross-stitching ornaments to give […]

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