Friday, March 24, 2017


Found out today that the house we owned in Schenectady for 30 years is in foreclosure. The owners  did a generic remodel and wiped out any evidence we had lived there.. Builder beige and white in every room. The wishing well Peter built me, and my little picket fence remain. I know it shouldn't matter, but I am sad.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sick husband and dog

Felling a little sad and lonely
Peter has been under the weather for a week and Penny has been sneezing and wheezing. They are both sleeping it off and I am sitting here with too much time to think.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Not tomorrow, but tge next day

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Because I have this addiction....

Yesterday I ordered a laser engraver cutter.  I had to go the cheap Chinese route as I have with most of my equipment. If it pays for itself, I  will go larger. In the mean time, I am planning such cool designs 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Politics and religion

I realize the news media has to fill air time but  the blather that comes out makes me question our education system. I would like to hear real news that affects our day. Just the facts, folks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Goodbye Joanne

Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again

Friday, March 27, 2015

Some writer I am

Time to remember I have a blog. 
Today's lesson...The people you try to nudge out of your life are the ones who resist the most. Trust intuition.

Monday, August 18, 2014

No matter how well you know someone, you can not know what they are thinking. And they can not read your mind either. 💔

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Every craft known to man

So...ito feed my crafting addiction and combining it with my other, I have ordered an edible ink printer...Be afraid. Be very afraid

Jack the Jungle boy

Jack Kenneth Rollo
8lbs 3oz
21 " long

Friday, June 13, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I may be lying to myself, but

I'm sick of being helpful. I am not going
 to waste one more second if my time doing research for peeps who have the ability to do it for themselves. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


My husband just put "White Christmas" on Netflix for me to watch on this cold snowy afternoon. It is my favorite Christmas movie. Danny Kaye brings back memories 
of my brother,  Michael. I am reminded why I love my husband so much . He's not one to show much sentiment, but when he does,  it comes straight from the heart. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Perfect gallery

I am very pleased to be displaying  my work at

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

One of a kind

Perhaps it stems from being a twin, where my life is forever entwined with my sister, but I have always had a love of unique or personalized items. I'm loving these little monogrammed pillows where the thread and fabric colors can be chosen by chosen by my customers to make a truly unique gift. Special pricing for Mother's Day. $15 plus shipping.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Not my usual toy

Am so loving my new Singer FQ4...big 6x10 hoop and can multi- hoop. The needle threader actually works.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Use what you have

Rather than bemoan what you have not
People might wonder why I post pictures of what I make and do. Will it matter in 20 years? Maybe not but you know the old saying: "a butterfly flutters its wings in...and the whole world changes"

I think that once in a while someone may look at a loaf of fresh baked bread, or a painting of a rose or a cover of a book and instead of b****ing about what they don't have,can't do or don't know, they will see the possibilities. So just find something to do and DO IT.