Chit Chat

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.  So you know, just in case you’re interested… check out my stats!  (Thanks to my Mom for commenting the most!) Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in… Continue reading 2013 in review

Craft Chat

Welcome to Gingerbread Lane: More Progress

Before I left for the holidays, I had a couple more days to work on Gingerbread Lane… I didn’t get finished, but I got pretty close!  So this obviously didn’t get finished in time for Christmas… but it will be ready next year!  I updated my progress pics below… hopefully the next update will be… Continue reading Welcome to Gingerbread Lane: More Progress

Book Chat

Christmas Eve Reading

Merry Christmas Eve!  Every year I try to choose a new book for my Christmas collection. (OK, sometimes it’s more than one…) Winter Lights: A Season in Poems and Quilts, by Anna Hines I’ve had my eye on this book for the past couple years, and I finally bit the bullet.  There are about 15… Continue reading Christmas Eve Reading


Christmas Reading

This year I haven’t spent much time decorating and (other than my Gingerbread Lane cross stitch project) I’ve spent next to no time at all crafting.  For everything there is a season, right?  And this season just didn’t involve a lot of fluff.  My beloved Christmas books are back out in the living room.  I… Continue reading Christmas Reading