Monthly Archives: May 2015

The making of a feedsack quilt, part 1

This Memorial Day weekend I’m thinking of my mother. There’s a reason.  It started when I was going through things in the basement and I re-discovered my mother’s collection of feedsacks. For years I’ve been talking about making a quilt … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?hv

I grew up hearing that one shouldn’t plant a garden until after Mother’s Day because of the threat of frost, but this year it was impossible to wait that long. As these pictures confirm, I wasn’t the only one eager … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening

Graduation: Looking forward, looking back

Graduation is a special day, a time to celebrate achievement, but also a time to pause for a few minutes before embarking on the next chapter of one’s life. Even though I graduated many years ago, I still love attending … Continue reading

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Update: Postcard Project and One-Sock Syndrome

To date I have mailed 27 postcards as part of the “postcard project.”  Several people have acknowledged receipt of the cards with emails and text messages, but the past few days I’ve opened my mailbox to find the postcards pictured … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting, Postcards

Brighten your corner of the world

Something wonderful has been happening in our neighborhood. Until recently the mailboxes have looked a bit weary–weathered posts, including some hit more than a few times by lawn-mowing crews, and topped with rust-spotted mailboxes. One day our neighbor from across … Continue reading

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The Postcard Project

When visiting museums, national parks, historic houses, Civil War battlefields, and cities around the world, I can’t seem to leave gift shops and newsstands without acquiring postcard reminders of all that I have seen. Years ago, before the Internet, I … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Postcards, Travel