Craft Chat

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  We’re in San Diego today for the four-day weekend – I figured if we can’t spend the holiday with family, then we should at least take advantage of the time off with some travelling! Every year around this time I’m reminded of my favorite seasonal poetry idea from Mailbox magazine… so I thought… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Craft Chat

Welcome to Gingerbread Lane: Week Two

I’m working on the Gingerbread Lane counted cross stitch sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – a small company that sells super adorable counted cross stitch patterns.  Week #2 came out last Friday, and it’s super cute!  Another gingerbread house with adorable little residents.  So technically I haven’t started on the Week #2 pattern yet… but… Continue reading Welcome to Gingerbread Lane: Week Two

Chit Chat

Meow Monday: Suitcase Wars

Our visitors have all flown home, and everything has been moved back into place.  It’s amazing how a one-bedroom apartment feels so tiny but when necessary it somehow accommodates more people than you ever thought it could! But before we rearranged everything back to its proper place, the cats enjoyed the suitcase which hung out… Continue reading Meow Monday: Suitcase Wars

Book Chat

3rd Annual National Picture Book Month

It’s that time of year again… time for me to remember that we’re already (more than) halfway through November, and once upon a time I used to be much more tuned into the world of children’s literature.  But even though I’m no longer a school librarian, I still love picture books… and of course you… Continue reading 3rd Annual National Picture Book Month