Idrija Bobbin Lace

Lace Butterfly

I attended the IOLI (International organization of Lace, Inc.) convention this August in Sacramento. I was able to take several wonderful classes. One of the classes was Lace Bling with Deborah Beever.  This was a class just filled to the brim with new contemporary ideas, … [Read more...]

Renegade Craft Fair

Franke Machine Garden near the Renegade Craft Fair

For the Chicago folks, looking for a really refreshing show, there's still time to go to the Renegade Craft Fair.  Rick and I went today, and it was really fun.  I ran into several people I knew including Sara McIntosh from the Chicago School of Shoemaking who showed me … [Read more...]

Mary’s Turkey Tetrazini

Mary’s Turkey Tetrazini  Serves 6-8  2 c. turkey cubes or pieces 1 lb. sliced mushrooms, any variety or combination ½ to 1 c. grated cheese (parmesan or romano) 1 pkg. cooked (al dente) egg noodles, drained 2-3 cloves garlic (and a chopped shallot, … [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...]

Mary’s Carbonara Recipe


I got an overwhelming response to Mary's Lasagne Recipe.  Anyone lucky enough to try Mary's cooking knows what a great Italian cook she is. I asked her for this recipe.  Maybe this would be a good one to help feed all your holiday guests this weekend, after you've tired of … [Read more...]