Category Archives: Crafts

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 flowersĀ 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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