Author Archives: sandi

About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. Quilter. UFO Wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. Two toddler-age kittens, 1 permakitten, 2 grownup cats, 1 beloved dog angel, 1 spouse, 1 crazy life. I suppose that the 5 cats make me 1 crazy cat lady; OTOH, apparently, yes, I do need that much feline supervision.

Hello, 2019…here we go!

Well, hello there, friends! Two things: An Admission, and A New Sweater Project First the Admission. If you want to skip down to the Sweater Project, scroll on down! It’s been a while. I’m going to be honest with you … Continue reading

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Fear, gratitude, and hope (with purring)

I’ll be honest: Yesterday (Monday) was a very scary day. We thought our sweetheart kitty Zoë might leave us; I was on a plane headed for home (back to Ontario after 5 days in Vancouver) and so was out of … Continue reading

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A door to the Undiscovered Country

I’ve had folks ask about my last FaceBook post, as in: Why are you going to Vancouver, and why are you so excited about an Open House at Vancouver Scool of Theology? For those who don’t know: I went to … Continue reading

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Dear Canada: You’re Stuck with us now

(N.B.  Dear Fellow Grammar Nerds: Apologies in advance for the wanton switches in pronoun focus below; I’m a wee bit exhausted.) Unless otherwise noted, the wonderful photos below of our Big Day were taken by Anne Blayney.  She basically rocks, … Continue reading

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Still Here, Still Obsessed with Yarn (and Cats!)

Hello, fine bloggie friends! It’s (past) time for another missive from Sandi’s YarnLand and Cat Worship Facility. This month has been Cat Appreciation Month at my vet’s, and August 8 was International Cat Day. So, in the spirit of the … Continue reading

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A Finished Object Doth Bloom in Spring

Happy Spring! Actually, by the time I hit Publish, it will be nearly time to wish everyone a Happy Summer Solstice. However, most of the original draft of this was written in April. At least I keep life interesting for … Continue reading

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Time Changes

Time stopped functioning properly, for me anyway, the day in late February when I got the phone call from my mom. “The Phone Call”, as it were, since it seems that this particular sort of call is nearly always referred … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Just Life, Ponderings, Travel, Wheel of the Year | 21 Comments