A Winter in Stitches & Rows

I feel like I maybe disappeared from the world for a while… stepped inside my little hermitage and shut everything out for just a while. It’s not so unlike me to do that from time to time. Longtime friends have learned not to be alarmed. The cause is usually intense concentration… on something. This time,…

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New Year, New Ideas

Since 2012, James and I have made it our New Year’s tradition to go for a long hike in the woods every January 1st. While it’s just one more reason not to stay up late New Year’s Eve, our little tradition often provides us with our fondest memories of winter here in Northern Michigan. When…

2019 Christmas Wrapped

Years from now when I look back on this Christmas season, what am I likely to remember? I’ll remember the loss… Our dear friend, Nicole, passed away very suddenly on November 11th, just as the holidays were about to begin. Nicole was our neighbor for many years in Evanston, made countless road trips to Michigan…