(I'm posting this to both my blog and my Mom's.)

Life is woven from both beauty and tragedy. Two weeks back, tragedy struck my family when Mom's husband of 25 years passed away suddenly from a heart attack. We both loved him dearly, as did so many people. He had one of those twinkling spirits that always made people brighten around him.

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Woo-Hoo! Today kicks off something I've been looking forward to for a long time: the 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop.

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So, I think about needlepoint a lot, because I think about plastic canvas a lot. Sadly, there don't seem to be very many current needlepoint books on the market that work with my design sensibilities, so I maintain a stash of carefully-guarded old books.

Currants - they're so dang cute! #orencofarmersmarket


I just have a couple recent cool-things to share today – alongside this photo of adorable currants from the farmer's market.

Nursing my sore throat with some relaxing scrappy hexies.


I do a lot of sitting and stitching, so I watch a lot of video. Here's a collection of recent gems I've found - all go well with a nice crafty project.

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