Thursday, October 11, 2007

the spinnery

I'm sure any readers I once had have given up on me. Posting every quarter is not reassuring, nor consistent, but my knitting hasn't been either. So late this summer, I decided to jump start my knitting with something special. I threw financial caution to the wind and booked my spot with these lovely folks. Then I set about securing a place to stay. The end of September is the beginning of leaf peeping season, so rooms were already scarce. Lots of people plan ahead. My planning revolves around a school calendar and I never think of staying at a B & B, hotel, or motel in New England. It seems like such an extravagance.

And it was! Jill and Dennis, the Innkeepers were outstanding hosts. The food was divine! My room was cozy and quaint, and Saturday night Dennis built a fire in the fire pit and I gazed at the multitude of stars glittering in the clear Vermont sky. I recommend the place wholeheartedly.

Four other women in the class were staying there too which made it less scary and more fun. Thanks to Lori from Westport, Kindy from Wellesley, Sally for being unable to attend so her sister Kindy could go in her place with Lori, Terri from NYC, and her friend Julia from Brooklyn; warm fuzzy, funny, eloquent knitters each of them. And they let me sit with them, so kind since I didn't bring a friend.

The starring attraction for me was the teacher.

More tomorrow, since I've finally got a little blog fodder, I don't want to use it all in one post.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

ah, july

miss Isabel, july 4, originally uploaded by shelaghms.

It is a gorgeous day. . . and lucky many say: 7 . 7 . 07.

Miss Isabel sends a smile in honor of the holiday, her Nana's impending birthday, and the love of her Auntie. . . along with her passion for all fruit, Jerry, and Yoda, and . . . she's a happy little girl, and I am blessed she's part of my life.

I am knitting. Slowly, but surely. I finally got a new camera, so blogging may resume - I hope! - and ravelry will be used. What an amazing tool.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

new year :: generosity

The Kim family's experience touched and saddened me deeply :: please visit the Kim family art + craft auction :: all money raised will go directly to James Kim's family :: details are on the site or you may donate directly to The James Kim Memorial Fund ::

. . a safe, creative, and bright 2007 to every single one of you in blogville. . .

and thank you for your patience with me here.