Snippet from an email….

While I am neither Catholic nor Christian I do find Gregorian chanting deeply moves my spirit – they are quite trancing. I imagine a whirling dervish has the same effect. Just like hearing the monastery bells while walking by the light of the half moon last night. No lights, no buildings or people visible –…

And we have a Winner!

People I’m all about the Random Generator over at Random.org. I put in how many comments there were and the great Randomator in the ether selected 22. The 22nd comment was from One Sheep! You’re the winner! It seems that One Sheep created a blog just to enter the contest. This knitter must love her…

And yet another gifting!

It’s August and time for another yarn give away! (AKA Denise bought yarn and needs to make a little room in the stash.) Off the top of my head I’ll say – there’s at least two skeins of sock yarn, several balls of lace yarn, oh and more lace weight. Included is a tube of…

Blue Silk Aeolian

Every woman should have one delicate beauty in her wardrobe. This will be mine. Aeolian Shawl by Elizabeth Freeman Silver lined clear beads MadelineTosh Pure Silk var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview();

Traveling Spainard

Some of my regular readers may remember when David visited our farm early this spring. A few days ago we received an email from another Warm Showers traveler, Miguel from the northern region of Spain. Miguel arrived in New York in June and is planning to bicycle across the US to California, for starters. He…

Update on the Traveling Shawl

News, 50th knitter, and Donations The Traveling Shawl – benefitting Komen For The Cure and breast cancer research. The shawl is now on it’s way to our 50th knitter! This week as I traded emails with our 50th knitter, Lynda in Wisconsin, I learned that she is a perfect person to put the final rows…

Aeolian Take Two

This is how the day goes… Good breakfast, great cup of coffee. Second cup of coffee. Start two batches of soap in the studio. Return to house to face… The blue silk mess that was too much to face last night. I grab the laptop for music. The reading glasses for sight. A glass of…

Reviving a lost art

In this fast paced crazy immediate gratification world when was the last time you wrote a letter? Honestly for me it’s been a little while. Notecards yes – a week or two ago. I really do miss writing letters though. When I was younger I had numerous pen pals. My first must have been when…