The brown pelicans are here. We found a shed flight feather on the sand. We think we found weasel tracks in the sand. Not dog or cat or rat or raccoon. Little weasel tracks. By the time I got them with a camera, the sun was up and the tracks had begun to fall in. [...]
When I was a teenager, my mother was buying and selling antiques. She reported the income as coming from both herself and my dad because, having worked for the feds and before that for a college, he did not have many years in the Social Security system. In other words, he qualified for a federal [...]
The yarn above is from the blanket I just completed. The warp was 8.5 yards, and I wove three 82.5" lengths and then seamed them to make a blanket of 75" x 88" including fringe. One of the lengths used weft very like the warp and the resulting fabric is warn and reddish. The other [...]
One of our sons just adopted two kittens. They are adorable and I got to hold and pet them the other day. We are in the midst of "Swedish death cleansing" known as döstädning. "It's what people are doing before somebody passes away so that the relatives don't get left with the big chore of sorting out [...]
Love is love. [This was written but not posted many weeks ago.] From The Hill, a primarily political newspaper in Washington DC. This is not how I want my home state to appear in the national news: An Oregon school district reportedly forced an LGBTQ student to read passages from the Bible as a form of [...]
I won the July Make-It-Koigu! (Mine was the only entry.) Above are the skeins I laid out as I was figuring out the warp below. All but one handspun skein is Koigu. The final blanket was woven in four strips on two warps.