The Quilt of Memories

This is NOT a sponsored post. No quilts were harmed in the writing of this post. I didn't get paid or anything for writing it. So there. When we to Pennsylvania, we purged our belongings. This purging included scads of tee-shirts. We only kept the ones we wore on a regular basis and the ones rife with sentimental value. I stored the ones rife with sentimental value in a box in the closet. Then, on... Read more →


Two preserved Betzwood Film Studio buildings are right next to each other alongside the Schuylkill River Trail. When I take my "long" walks, I pass them. A couple weeks ago, on one of my evening walks, I noticed something odd. There were three distinct spots of light on the side of one of the buildings. (The top one looks a little like Pikachu, don't you think?) I turned around to see where the light was... Read more →

Saturday 9: Fool on the Hill

Okay! How about some Saturday 9? 1) Friday was April Fool's Day. Did you pull any pranks? Did anyone put anything over on you? No, I didn't pull any pranks. The only one I ever pulled that was remotely successful was one I did years ago when SonnyeBoy was a new police officer. I talked about how, as part of his training, he had to get shot so that he'd know what it felt like.... Read more →

A Beautiful Walk

Tonight's walk was not cold; it was pretty much perfect. The beautiful evening did not prevent me from arguing with myself about taking a walk, though. I apparently like to argue with myself, especially about walking. But "Take a Walk" me won out over "Eat Dinner and Watch TV" me, so I shoved my feet into my walkin' shoes, changed my shirt, and set out. What a fine, soft evening! The sun was just beginning... Read more →

A Cold Walk

Here are a couple of geese that we met as we walked along the Schuylkill River Trail today. It was a cold, raw walk. The wind was quite gusty; when we walked back, it was cold enough to bring tears to our eyes and make our noses run. So -- not the most pleasant walk, but a walk nonetheless. I have to give a lot of credit to Joe for this on I really wasn't... Read more →

Weetacon, Gyroscope, and Curtains

After Thingadailies ended, I collapsed from the weight of keeping up with all that creativity and artsiness. So I went to Weetacon to recover. I hadn't been in four years, so it was high time for Joe and me to fly on out to the Hinterland for fun, frolic, food, and beer. And, we had all of that and more. We few, we happy few... When we got home, we both caught colds. Bah. Anyway,... Read more →

Flowery Thingadaily

It's the last day of Thingadailies! This challenge was really fun and very good for me. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed folding paper, even when the paper wouldn't cooperate. Now that I've bought a whole new supply of paper, I guess I'd better keep it up! Hmm... I wonder if there's a way to combine origami and Zentangle? Drawing, then folding? We shall see. So, here's a purple iris on a wee green stem... Read more →


I meant to post this contribution to Thingadailies last night, but I just couldn't get it to behave. So rather than crumpling it up and tossing it in the trash, I went to bed. I picked it up this morning and looked at it closely and AHA! I folded one of the units wrong. Luckily I didn't have to put the whole thing apart; I just pulled out the miscreant unit, folded it into submission,... Read more →


When I started folding origami for Thingadailies, I saw a really neat phoenix that I wanted to fold. I thought, "What could be so hard about this?" Well, I found out. This particular bird requires some precise folding, patience, manipulation of thick areas over thin ones, patience, sharp creasing, and patience. I crumpled up several sheets of paper before I decided to start out simple and work my way up to the phoenix. That's why... Read more →