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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

pictureless days

About a week ago my daughter left for the United Kingdom. Twenty hours travel time.  She took her daily companionship, my heart and her camera.  She left me outnumbered by five males of various ages and sizes.  You can follow her adventure abroad by visiting: wanderlust-jane.blog.   

Mmmmuuusssttt gggeeeetttt cccaaammmeeerrrraaaaaa!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Riotous Color

My wonderful friend has a daughter with Down Syndrome and she has taught her daughter to quilt, crochet, write and numerous other things that even I have a difficult time keeping up with.  Leticia is very creative and prolific.  She has made us, and there are five of us, numerous scarves in previous years and speicifically five this year for Christmas.  Leticia cuts and knots her yarns in infinite color combinations and weights and then crochets wide and narrow (in the same scarf) until the scarf touches the floor when held under her chin.  They are truly beautiful!  But there are too many.  Remember I said this young woman is prolific.  Then the idea hit me:  If I sewed the scarves together I could make a lap blanket.  Or better, I would unwind the work and just crochet all her yarn combinations and the lap blanket would lay better.  I honored her creative pairings and the order that she put them in.  And it turned out so much bigger than I expected.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

first step

I've been thinking about blogging for some time. I follow my friends' blogs faithfully daily. When the computer goes into the shop for a few days for repair, a small sweat breaks on my upper lip and an inner voice says: I'ts ok. The computer will be back soon. So now that I'm live, I don't know where to start. There is so much I want to share. So without even a picture, I compose these lines just to see how they go.