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I've had a birthday! And it was lovely. And I have lots to write about it. Maybe tomorrow? In the meantime, this article from the New York Times Magazine illustrates the beauty of reading online - the article is fifty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
So this was fun. Thanks to Kristin's heads up, I was able to sign up for Jacqueline's Tiny House Swap. As usual, my idea changed a LOT by the time I was done. That's the fun part. Or so I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
As I mentioned, I signed up for a swap. For a tiny house swap. And if you've read my blog much, you'll know that I love love love tiny little things. Look what arrived at my house! From Emily in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
Since you were kind enough to ask: this wonderful fabric is from mummysam's designs at Spoonflower. She has another "portraits hung on the wall" design but with knitting! I love her style. She authored the book/pattern for my "I wish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
Happy Valentine's Day! Hope that you enjoyed some treats... Man, I love Valentine's Day. I even managed to send a few cards out. My apologies to all of my dear friends who didn't get one. There's really no excuse. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
So many project undone. It's the time of the year when I just want to start something new. But there are all of these half-finished things to do. What to do? A future glitter camper. I have a vision of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
Thank you! I've been looking for fun valentines to send out. You're so kind to share them.
Depressing? I'm so sorry! Just remember that it's the January-February time of the year when so many of us look around and say "what am I doing?" and "Why aren't I doing more?" and "Why aren't those goals met yet?" If you're me, it's also the "Why did you ever think you COULD do that?" time of the year. But it's also a new year, so exciting and full of hope and snow days. Anyway - what you do is enough! I love your designs. I've given dishtowels embroidered with your Christmas elves for years. And my friends' children still love their Olives and Archies.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2014 on direction at Wee Wonderfuls
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Aww, thanks. I'm excited, too. I'm so glad that you posted about this. I love love love tiny houses.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2014 on Tiny House Swap at Kleas
Thanks for the heads up on the swap. I am totally in.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2014 on mosaic monday - dare to dream at Kleas
The Arizona kids and I have sung certain songs together since they were babies. Now that the oldest of those babies is getting married!!!!! I thought that it was time that we actually knew the words. We tend to sing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
It's a new year. It's time to blog! It's time to leave the holidays behind and face the cold world of deadlines! Ugh. But the holidays were lovely. I even managed to get the cookie dough made and ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Necessary Chocolate
So cool!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on Stamped at kirstencan
Happy birthday to your redhead. Eleven? Seriously? Have you seen the star wars snowflakes? Google them.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2013 on Eleven at kirstencan
Terry Pratchett is among my absolutely favorite authors! There's a volume of his short stories that's just waiting for me to sit down and read!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2013 on Read for Fun: read comedy at Necessary Chocolate
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Thanks for the recommendation! I will check that out.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2013 on Plucky heroines at Necessary Chocolate
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Thank you, Mame! Cousins are wonderful, aren't they?
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2013 on Plucky heroines at Necessary Chocolate
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It's the last week of October,so I suppose we should end the summer reading program at the end of this week. Even though I still haven't met all my goals! Between comfort reading during deadline season, then snatches of reading... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Necessary Chocolate
So, did anyone read something funny? I'm glad that I put this goal on the list, because I then HAD to re-read some P.G. Wodehouse. In honor of the dog/balloon, I went back to Wodehouse's short story, "Goodbye to All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Necessary Chocolate
I was going to tell you that my DEADLINE WAS MET (800 page report - whew!) and that I read about plucky women. I even have books to promote! Although "plucky" seems a bit light for Julie's book. Instead, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Necessary Chocolate
They might not get any more stalwart than Stanley Potts, the hero of David Almond's "The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas." He's kind and true, he runs off and joins the fair, and he communes with fish. What more could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Necessary Chocolate
City of Bells is my very favorite, followed (or matched) by Linnets and Valerians. Some of hers are now on kindle (which means I can read on my phone, at night, under the stars), so that's what I read: Pilgrim's Inn; The Dean's Watch; and Gentian Hill. I can only hope that City of Bells will be reprinted (or digitized) someday!
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I have, in fact, read this summer. But not in an adventuresome sort of way. I'm facing another deadline, and I've been rather desperately grabbing for comfort reading. Re-reads, mostly. Lots of Elizabeth Goudge. But don't feel sorry for me.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Necessary Chocolate
Wow! I hope you order that in a really big size and frame it. Such a beautiful photograph. It captures that magic of childhood summers.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2013 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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You know what you need after a tough deadline? A nice, easy, poofy project. I dreamed of making the lap duvet from purl soho, and all the necessary fabrics sat around for a couple of months, just waiting for me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Necessary Chocolate