Indie Socks by Chrissy Gardiner

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I really love making socks.  I am usually hooked on the top to bottom ones for some reason.  When I really need to relax, I tell Rick my husband that I need to do some therapeutic knitting.  That  usually amounts to a simple top down pair of socks with a 1x1, or 2x2 … [Read more...]

Vegan Cookie Book

Vegan Cookies Cookbook

Just recently I got a new cookbook- Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and Terry Hope Romero.  I'm an omnivore, but I have a family member who generously will eat vegetarian when out, but would prefer to stick with vegan food.  Also, one of my … [Read more...]

Suffolk Lace, Lace convention at Ithaca New York

Beautiful gorge in Ithaca area

I attend the Ithaca Lace Days yearly, and this year I only attended for one day instead of three because Rick, my husband had a 43rd year high school reunion in Rochester New York.   Though I had debated if I should go or not because of the time it takes to drive to Ithaca … [Read more...]

Judith Baker Montano Workshop

Landscape building at Judith Montano Workshop

Our North Suburban Needlearts Guild had Judith Montano teach a two day workshop on landscapes at the beginning of October.   I was the guild hostess, so got quite busy with some of the logistics to make things run smoothly.  Some interesting new techniques were taught … [Read more...]