Dundonian Shortbreads

Recipe courtesy of David Dempster A good friend gave us this recipe, which I have made far too frequently as of late, much to the delight of the folks at John’s office (hi guys!). As requested, here’s how to make Dundonian shortbreads (Dundonian = someone from Dundee, Scotland, in case you were perplexed). Prep. and…

Postal surprise

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I came to have such good friends. That the generosity and kindness of other people in the world should be directed at me in any way is a source of wonder to me. Natasha (who I keep alternately and confusingly referring to as Natasha and Sarai, her on-line…

Woolly weekend, part 2 (Saturday)

John and I have been itching to get the heck outta Dodge for a while now and when Saturday dawned, bringing sun and clear roads, we ran a couple of errands and hit the highway. Our destination was two-fold; the studio of a hand-spinner whom I know through the NL Craft Council who lives in…

Literature Meme

Sarai just fished this neat meme out of the capacious chasm of the Internet, so I thought I’d play along. The rules are: Look at the list of (100) books below. Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you want to read. leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. Movies don’t count….

Gifts from good friends

Quilty friends are the kind of people who understand that it is possible to fall in love with a piece of fabric. Incredibly Good quilty friends actually give you the piece in question. The batik below was made by Shelley Bauer and I actually had to stop myself from buying it several times. It’s incredibly…