Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Crafty De-stash from the land of ten thousand doilies



I'll admit it...I've been hoarding craft supplies since 1976 for years. I began crafting in middle school (my mom was always very crafty) and tried nearly everything--sewing, quilting, working with felt, cross stitch (both stamped and counted), crewel, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, painting, sculpting...are there any I've forgotten? (And lately, woodworking in an effort to use up these 43,849 pieces of wood. There is a story about that here.)


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Book Report: The Lake House

Today's book report is about The Lake House by Kate Morton.

My mother and her book club are big fans of Kate Morton, and she lent me her copy of The Secret Keeper  a few years ago. She told me it had "a little sumpin'" which is something my mother would never say in a million years, but there you have it. I loved it because of all the layers and (like Dickens!) all the different threads that finally get woven together at the end.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

WoTY and a Cease and Desist



Jumping on the bandwagon again and choosing a word of the year, and even though I wanted to choose 'cat hair'--which seems to be ever-present here at Brandywine--that's actually TWO words.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Top Ten Roundup...not at all what I expected!



After a less-than-expected 2015, 2016 turned out to be the turnaround year (for the blog, if not the political system).


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