Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Posted in art, blogging, faith, flowers, Holidays, Life, love, photography, Valentine's Day | 1 Comment
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To all of my readers, thank you so much for your fellowship and interest in the stories I tell and the art that I create. Your emails, comments, and feedback are heartwarming and encouraging. You are special Valentines to me … I just thought you would want to know that.

Have a beautiful day.


A walk in the city

February 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Posted in art, country life, dogs, family, knitting, Life, love, pets, photography, shopping, snow, travel | 2 Comments
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My latest tribute to Etsy sellers … a Treasury titled, “A walk in the city.”

Here we are on the farm, out in the country enjoying a beautiful winter of abundant snow, cold temperatures … beautiful weather and cozy times in the house. However, feeling a touch of cabin fever I imagined for a few minutes that I was driving and walking along city streets.

Side Bar: The smell of homemade bread is wafting its way through the house, from the kitchen, reaching me here in the livingroom … mmm.  Just a sec, I have to take it out and let it cool–I’ll be right back …

Back to the Blog:  My favorite breakfast these days is a nice, thick slice of my homemade buttermilk-honey-whole wheat bread toasted with natural style peanut butter spread on it and a cup of black tea.  I am looking forward to just such a breakfast when I wake up in the morning.

Now, back to writing.

We are enjoying what people around here are referring to as a “normal” western New York winter.  The snow fall has been wonderful, the snow is lingering just as it should and getting deeper and deeper every day. There have also been plenty of days of brilliant blue sky and rich golden sunlight bringing a particular kind of magic to the surroundings.

There are many willows growing throughout this area, and though the other deciduous trees stand dark charcoal gray, the willow whips continue to glow with a golden hue as they hang gracefully to the ground, swaying and swishing in the wind. I love going out back with the dogs and catching sight of our grand old willow tree draped in beautiful gold whips, adding a touch of light to an otherwise monochromatic world.

It is getting late, and I feel sleep coming my way; I have been staying up late several nights each week lately to keep up with some writing assignments and work on my paintings. I have some small format paintings coming off of the easel now. They will be available at Zambistro Restaurant initially, and I will list them in my other Etsy store as well.

It is good to be painting again. Now, if I could only find more time to knit …

Warm wishes,

Restocking Country Cotton Yarn

February 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Posted in country life, country living, free knitting patterns, knitted washrags, knitting, yarn | 8 Comments
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Over the next two or three weeks I will be restocking my shelves with my super soft worsted weight Country Cotton Yarn.

I will be selling Country Cotton yarn in 120-yard project balls ($3.00) on my website and in my Etsy store, but I don’t currently plan to stock the 680-yard cones. However, I will sell the 680-yard cones ($10.00) by special order only. If you need some super soft cotton yarn for a larger project (sweater, baby blanket, afghan, etc.) and would like it on one or more cones please get your special order in to me as soon as possible. You can leave a comment on this blog with the specifics or just a “special order” request and I will email you to get details as to color, quantity, etc.

All special requests for Country Cotton on cones for this quarter will need to be in to me ASAP so that I can include your request in my order.

I have discontinued Peach Sherbert (aka Peach Sorbet), and will be adding a beautiful red I have named, “Old Red Barn”, as well as “Storm Cloud” (a wonderful charcoal grey), and Morning Mist (a silvery grey color). Sorry I don’t have photos available yet for the new colors, but they will be ready soon too.

This is the super soft cotton yarn I use in my Deluxe, Limited Edition Biscuit Blanket Kit (and other Biscuit Blanket Kits in the past) … which, by the way, could make a lovely Valentine’s Day gift packaged the way it is in that scrumptiously chocolate looking box.

Meanwhile, stay cozy and warm if you are in the path of the storm and blizzards.


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