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
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
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
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
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.
Christmas in July
Only FIVE months to Christmas!
When one creates a dozen handmade Christmas gifts for friends, one begins in July! Continue reading
Someone tell me, “NO! Don’t even start this!” Ahhhh, but recall the ol’ rhino principle? Continue reading