Other Holidays

Red! White! Blue! Woven Yarn Spangles to Make July 4th Sparkle!

Woven yarn stars at a little 4th of July brunch!

4th of July is almost upon us!  A second look at the possibilities for yarn stars =  pretty ideas for adding sparkle to home and garden to celebrate the upcoming holiday!

For example - red, white and blue yarn stars make a fun, colorful center piece or "table runner" for a relaxing July 4th brunch in the garden!

Best Birthday Ever! Thanks to the Best Idea Ever!

Punched tin and Gypsy Trade Beads - Dragonfly 

I had a really big brain storm a couple weeks before my birthday this year! I emailed Diane and suggested that we purchase birthday gifts to each other from online shops featured in our Supporting Free Series.

After all, we would be buying gifts so why not take the opportunity of our birthdays to support crafty shop owners?

A Mother's Day Love Letter For My Daughter

Crewel Embroidery - Hummel

Usually at Mother's Day I write about the women who shaped me into the person I am - my Mother, Grandmother (Gwennie) and my Great Grandmother (Grammie).

This year I am breaking with "tradition" and sharing a treasured memory about my daughter, Diane.

The sweet little crewel embroidery pictured here was completed by Diane when she was between 11 and 12 years old. And there is a story to be told.

Valborg - Celebrate with a Lovely Fire

Valborg / Walpurgis Night 2007

Image of Valborg Fire in Sweden by Thomas Bucktele

Valborg or Walpurgis Night! April 30th.

Time to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.

Sweden - Valborg Celebration

Midsummer Updates


My first sweet pea blossom opened - the day AFTER official Midsummer in Sweden!


Sunrise on Rebecca's Garden - Midsummer morning!

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