The Value of Cognitive Reading


I read and utilize many crochet and knit patterns, but have NEVER truley appreciated the value of cognitive reading until last week.

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Season of Mirth


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I recall reading THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton and being fascinated by the constant dinner parties to which those with money were invited. Since the1870’s, The Season is still practiced by young fashionables, the monied and those of us who are graced with the luxury of gathering with family and friends. Continue reading

Gift from the Heart


OlgaroseToday I took my car in for service, so I grabbed my crocheting because I decided to give myself the day off and it turned out to be an ideal gift from the heart! Continue reading

Valentine’s Past, Present, Future


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Valentine’s Day 2014

The best gift my husband has given me over forty-one years is that he taught me to ‘live life’ instead of standing on the sidelines as an ‘observer’. Continue reading

Handmade Gift For Friends: Holiday Roses


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My friends have decided we are not exchanging gifts this year, in large part because they have budget concerns for Moi! So, I am giving a Christmas card filled with messages of friendship gratitude, love, and, a holiday rose for each. Continue reading