Category Archives: Crafts

A Little Gardening, A little Crafting

Once more, I’ve been to the garden quite a few times and missed taking the camera.¬† The photos here are two weeks old, so there is now even a larger profusion of blooms, plants are bigger, and I’m settling in … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Deepest Fall

I didn’t get to the garden this weekend. There was too much going on Saturday, and Sunday was wet and cool. But I thought of some photos I took in late summer that I never shared because I wasn’t blogging. … Continue reading

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Blossoms, Snow, and Custom Envelopes

Late this week, I noticed some of the daffodils doing face plants in the dirt. They are optimistic, tough little flowers¬†and can withstand the cold. But I think they may have heard about the snow. These crab apple blossoms have … Continue reading

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Sowing Seed, Sewing Felt

We’ve had the most delightful unseasonal weather for the President’s Day weekend. I took advantage of it to spend some time in the garden both days. I was pleased to see that the garlic I planted last fall and thought … Continue reading

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Reading and Crafts in Winter’s Dark

I haven’t written since early January because I’ve been struggling with the gloom and anxiety resulting from last fall’s election. I gave myself some space over the inaugural weekend, figuring I’d write the next weekend. But that came after a … Continue reading

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Finishing Up the Old

There’s something nice about starting anew with a new year. I have always enjoyed New Year’s Eve, whether having people in to celebrate, going out, or spending a quiet, reflective evening. This year I spent a decidedly quiet evening. On … Continue reading

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Decorating, Baking, and Gardening

This weekend, I got my little potted tree out. Last weekend, I dug out the decorations I was willing to deal with this year, so things were ready for it. I hung some garland on a couple windows and some … Continue reading

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The Sun Returns, Briefly

After two weeks of raining, it finally stopped this weekend. Yesterday I ran by Paul’s house to pick up some tomatoes and cucumbers he had grown from seed. I dropped them off in the muddy garden and then went on … Continue reading

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A Full Spring Weekend

Last weekend, we finally got some spring weather. I met Sarah, one of the 10th and Barton Plot Against Hunger volunteers in the morning and we cleared out the large garden and prepped it for planting. A fellow gardener from … Continue reading

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Gifts of the Season

One of the pleasures of the approach to Christmas is the dinners and small gatherings, the pleasure of making time to enjoy other people. And there are also unexpected gifts, maple syrup from a friend’s hometown or homemade candies or … Continue reading

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