2019 Craft Fairs

I’ll be tabling at two fairs in Pender Harbour this month, and offering a selection of needle felted ornaments, brooches, and felt bunting at each. If you’re in the neighbourhood, be sure to come by and say hello! I’ll also be demoing needle felting, making colourful mushroom ornaments. On November 16th at the Pender HarbourContinue reading “2019 Craft Fairs”

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So long, 2018

Well, that was really hard. Not that I thought chemotherapy would be easy — every iota of evidence pointed to the contrary — but I guess I thought it would be different?I thought it would be kind of predictable (which it wasn’t) and I thought I could keep myself entertained (which it couldn’t) and IContinue reading “So long, 2018”

Summer News (June Edition)

Author’s Note: I wrote this as a draft at the end of June, but it’s taken me a bit to get up the courage/energy to post it here. This summer’s going to be a bit of an odd one. After nearly a year of doctor’s appointments and referrals, it became clear last week that theContinue reading “Summer News (June Edition)”

The First Full Day of Fall

As I write this, a cool wind is blowing the needles from the trees, and it definitely feels like fall; the days are getting shorter, the spice of leaf litter fills the air, and the rains are returning. It was most assuredly summer when we arrived here—white hot days and a hot pink sun broughtContinue reading “The First Full Day of Fall”

Quarterly Goals: Spring 2017

Update on Last Quarter: Winter was a bit of a toughie, but I did pretty well on my quarterly goals. There were a few slip ups, to be sure—I canned nothing, revised only one short story, and my blogging fell by the wayside when my mood disorder flared up—but I still ticked most of theContinue reading “Quarterly Goals: Spring 2017”

Quarterly Goals: Winter 2017

It’s the start of 2017’s Winter Quarter, and here’s what I’m attempting to pull off over the next 3 months: Read 6 books I fell a little behind on my goal of reading a book a week in 2016, so I’ve set my total a little lower this year. I’m using Karen Kavett’s ‘Don’t BreakContinue reading “Quarterly Goals: Winter 2017”

Quarterly Goals: Fall 2016

Autumn is my favourite season: sweaters and socks are once again an option, the air smells like woodsmoke and leaf mould. I can turn off the AC and turn open the windows, and drink as many hot beverages as I like; things are good. This fall is my first using the quarterly goals system andContinue reading “Quarterly Goals: Fall 2016”