Happy Halloween

I have to admit, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays!

Finished Afghan

When last you left me I was sewing together pieces of an afghan. Here’s the final product! I love the way this afghan turned out! The colors are so pretty in this room.

Stained Glass Afghan

It’s afghan making season once again, folks. I decided we really needed a new afghan for our front chair. Something smallish that we could just pop on over our legs in the chilly winter months. We have a lot of blues and purples in that room, so I decided to make this Stained Glass Motif […]

Young Homie What You Trippin On

Have you been watching The X Factor? It’s Simon Cowell’s new show, and a competitor of Idol. I’ve caught it here and there while flipping through the channels, and I’m glad I did. I actually really like it. One guy in particular that caught my attention was Chris Rene. This kid has been through it, […]

Paper Covered Pumpkins With Poetry


I saw these pumpkins on the Artsy Va Va blog, and really loved the idea. She took Dollar Store pumpkins, a twig from outside, pages from an old book, and some moss to create a new look. I loved what she did, and I wanted to make a few and also add some poetry to […]

This Man I Love at the Artful Crafter

Eileen at the Artful Crafter gave me a nice surprise when she used one of my poems (“This Man I Love” which is in New and Selected Poems) in a greeting card she made by hand for her husband.


We picked up this game called Outrage, and it’s so fun I had to tell you about it. It’s sold at the Tower of London, but did I get it at the Tower when I was there? Nope.

Glass Garden Sculpture


I’ve been seeing these glass sculptures all over the flea market circuit this year, and really think they are a great way to reuse vases and old glass plates.

Craft Bargains

I try and limit what I spend on anything, including crafting. So it’s a good thing that I’m an expert bargain shopper! Here are some of the deals I’ve picked up lately.

SE Wisconsin Book Festival

I’m pretty much new to book festivals, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Southeastern Wisconsin Book Festival. But a few writer friends asked me if I wanted to pitch in for a table, I said “sure!” I was glad I did.

What I Learned From Brandilyn Collins

I recently got a chance to meet Brandilyn Collins at a dinner at book signing, and have to say how very impressed I was with her. I couldn’t help noticing a few things she did that would be helpful to other writers.