knitting: washcloths

Knitting up more wash cloths. These have a sort of nautical feel, don’t they? I didn’t know that would happen. I was just combining Americana colors. Or could be a racing-stripe feel. Maybe? Then I thought more than Americana, they have a French flair…. I’ve got twenty-three wash cloths finished right now. Definitely a coupleContinue reading “knitting: washcloths”

doing a happy dance

One of my customers remembered I like to embroider things, and thought of me when she spotted these embroidery patterns at a garage sale. Thank you, Beverly! I totally looked for one of those animated gifs of snoopy doing his happy dance, because that is how I feel (I did not find the right one).Continue reading “doing a happy dance”

book give-away (now closed)

I won a book giveaway on a blog (yay for me!) and the publisher made a mistake when mailing me my win. Instead of the correct book, I received this one instead. I’ve been given permission to give it away in turn, so here’s your chance to win a copy of, Storyland Cross Stitch. Isn’tContinue reading “book give-away (now closed)”

Reading: Green Dolphin Street (1944)

Since I like to read books that have been made into movies, my dad is on the lookout when garage-saleing and picks up ones I haven’t heard of, usually. Green Dolphin Street, by Elizabeth Goudge, was made into a movie starring Donna Reed and Van Heflin, and while I haven’t seen it the casting isContinue reading “Reading: Green Dolphin Street (1944)”

a drum-roll please

I opted for the old-fashioned hat-full-of-names for the drawing. I wrote down everybody, including the couple people who left comments in the wrong post, and the couple who emailed me directly because they couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment. I’ve run into that myself in the past, trying to leave comments on blogs,Continue reading “a drum-roll please”

And now a painting give-away

In the spirit of the holidays, and as a thank you to everyone who is interested in my paintings, I am giving away two of my paintings. Both are 12×16, done in oils, and would make a great gift for you or a friend. Please leave a comment and let me know which painting youContinue reading “And now a painting give-away”