Author Archives: sandi

About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. UFO wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. 3 cats, 1 dog, 1 spouse, 1 crazy life.

In search of Serenity

This ought to look familiar if you’ve been following along lately:     Yes, that is the Serenity Shawl. And yes, it is STILL the Serenity shawl, despite its first appearance way back when. Author’s Note: It is 5:28 PM … Continue reading

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kitten therapy, part 2

When we last left our intrepid heroine minion to cats… This had happened. The adorable, utterly snuggle-worthy, marvelous Ben, aged about 5 months, came to join our family. However, this upset the balance of power in our little cat universe. Uh-oh. … Continue reading

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kitten therapy

[Poetic Aside] (Perhaps I am a sister to  bears who cope with Winter sensibly by making a very long very cosy very snug winter-long  nap culturally appropriate) Welcome, March! Welcome also to FLOWERS, actual true-real FLOWERS. On How A Bear Copes In February … Continue reading

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the last straw

It’s been a rather nasty winter, to tell the truth. People have been people, for all values of “people”; I have been human (for ALL values of human, believe me); my body cramps up in the cold, and for some … Continue reading

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Report from the Milk Maids

Seventh   Eighth Night Hi. Howya doin’? I thought about you folks quite a bit over the holidays. I hope you felt the holiday warmth that I was beaming into your brains courtesy of the Psychic Bloggers Network. I had … Continue reading

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I Blame the Nargles

Yep. Definitely the Nargles. At  least I think it’s them. They must’ve left the door open when they snuck in last time, because they brought with them the cold dark winter. And as usual, I’ve got the cold dark winter’s  blues. … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck: All the Everythings

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the eighth decade of the last century, shepherds in Duchess County, NY, gathered at the local fairgrounds to buy and sell ewes, with an eye towards enhancing their breeding lines. Three decades later, … Continue reading

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