Saturday, December 26, 2009


As another year draws to a close, one begins to reflect on its passage ... the wisdom gained from experience, an inner indulgence of pride through accomplishments, the revolving door of gifted people that have somehow found their way into my life and the sense of community shared with others.

With the dawning of a new decade I hope to embark on fresh fields of learning, sharing time with fellow knitters, spinners, quilters and whimsical artists.

I look forward to 2010 and all the dynamic challenges it shall bring...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a Joyful Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter Beckons

The official start of Winter is but days away...
This solstice is shrouded in mystery; harsh and cold one moment, gentle and soft the next.

It is a season of walks through the woods snow crunching accompanying each step, starlit nights reflecting off the crystal blanket beneath, homemade soup simmering on the stove, a fire in the hearth and knitting in hand to while away the long evenings...

A kittie cozy I'm working on for Christmas... lined in vintage chenille it is a perfect place for a cat to snuggle in.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Hometown Tour

The little historic town in which I dwell is a perfect vision of Holiday celebration.

Most decorating takes on a natural theme...

Evergreen boughs, garlands and beautiful wreaths adorning the doors...

There are candlelight strolls, horse drawn carriages and homes displaying the true meaning of Christmas...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sleigh Ride

Here in the North the arrival of Winter is often accompanied by the delightful falling of snow. The first heavier accumulation of the lacey, diamond-like crystals fashions one to envision the picture postcard recollections of a Currier & Ives print; complete with a horse-drawn sleigh and the romance of a Victorian outing...

So imbedded in our imagination, we often find ourselves relinquishing to the seductive portrait.

Or perhaps it is just a reminiscence from childhood of that jolly old elf in his magical sleigh...

* Currier & Ives print
* Paintings by Walter Campbell