Irish Crochet Snowflake Garland


 

On December 1, my 94 year old mother wants to use her beautiful dishes and other tea accruements one more time. She asked for my help with guest invitations, menu and table setting.

There is a deli near her home from where she plans to order tea sandwiches. I make delicious scones, so she definitely wants those, but she also wants a “little something for a favor. What should it be?”  Continue reading

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Crochet Roses


 

I have been on the hunt for the best crochet rose pattern for accenting this hankie….but, first, I had to find the hankie! Continue reading

Welcome to the Neighborhood


With all the falderal over gluten-free, sugar-free, calorie-free, allergies, and whether someone celebrates nothing, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, a bottle of good wine…. what does one give as a WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD gift these days?  Continue reading

Ora’s Children


I lost my father this week. He was a man for the ages. I made the little booklet for his 2009 Father’s Day, and thought I would share his story with you.

His childhood was difficult. His father was a ner-do-well. He was homeless, and motherless and yet he and his siblings managed to rise above their childhood circumstances to grow up to become good people and citizens.

I love my father with all my heart, and wrote two songs for him.

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Crochet I-cord Spiral Flower Necklace


Christmas in July

Only FIVE months to Christmas!

When one creates a dozen handmade Christmas gifts for friends, one begins in July! Continue reading