Irish Crochet Venetian Lace Snowflake Ornament Pattern


Here’s my gift to you this year.

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Advent of Kindness 2018


Perhaps the best utilization is to make this a practice for the next 365 days and beyond. Continue reading

It’s the Little Things that Count


My book club is reading THE BOOK OF JOY for January and I am the hostess. Looking for Joy in the midst of sorrow isn’t always easy, but not insurmountable either. Did you know ‘blue’ is the color of possibility? Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence. The color blue has positive affects on the mind and the body. … The color blue in many cultures is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away. Continue reading

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

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