Monthly Archives: June 2011

report from California

Hellooooooo! I’m in the SF Bay Area, happily ensconced in a lovely home somewhere up on the ridge in the redwoods. Yes, I know, life sucks. The past few days have been busy, so let me summarize the wonder that … Continue reading


on the crafty side of things…

First of all, it is a ridiculously gorgeous day here. The end of May/beginning of June brings a new tradition to our house, one we’ve learned from our Canadian neighbours: porch baskets. Houses all over the Greater Toronto Area are … Continue reading


A winner! And more tales from Vermont…

The Giveaway Llama and I have consulted the random number generator, and we have a winner! This lovely handspun yarn from a Vermont artisan goes to LEE! Wooo-HOOO and congratulations, Lee. (I’ve sent you an email so we can arrange … Continue reading

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Giveaway Llama, Vermont Edition

As we travelled through lovely Vermont, I kept my eyes open for anything the Giveaway Llama might wish to share with you nice people upon our return. The first day of our vacation, after a hearty organic home-cooked breakfast back … Continue reading

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in which we admit we are BBQ-tarians

My husband is a really, really outstanding cook and baker. He buys organic foods, and for our entire life together has insisted that he is a vegetarian. However, he spent his growing-up years in the South, and so every now … Continue reading

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in which we drive to GORGEOUS Vermont

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ~ Stephen King I put that at the beginning of today’s post, because I think I’m having a little problem with Just Doing … Continue reading

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