Recently I read that June, the month named for the ancient Greek goddess Juno (well, the Romanized name for Hera), was the month for weddings in the ancient Hellenistic world and much of the Global North / European cultures it influenced. To this day, June is still the most popular month to get married in… Continue reading In Honor of Juno
Lots of early spring plants are flowering on the East Coast so their stinky pollen fills the air. It's worth it to see some color on the trees, I think: Also: Happy National Poetry Month! On the first day of spring, my order of heirloom seeds arrived: It just so happened that during the first… Continue reading Blossom Season
In Lieu of AWP …
I have attended every conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Presses (AWP) since it was in LA in 2016 ... and am taking a break this year. I haven't been on an airplane since everyone took off their masks and I dunno, I'm really not into it. But I've also known for most… Continue reading In Lieu of AWP …
On the very last day of autumn, I winterized my garden beds. Sleep well, beloveds, and see you soon: I loved hosting for Christmas Eve, then staying in New Year's Eve. Made this design on a tote (with a vision of the tote being just filled with books): EVERY time I take on a cross-stitch… Continue reading it 2023.
Sip and Stitch
Just a little month-long project, cross-stitching this coffee scene. I feel called to move onto the next phase of this art project, but I need a little more time to ruminate on the quilting I have in mind. Here we go from start to finish: While stitching, some things I enjoyed ... The film "Farewell,… Continue reading Sip and Stitch