Prussian Crochet

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?  This post is part of the Daily Prompt at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/handmade-tales/. I love the fineness of … Continue reading Prussian Crochet

What a Week!

It has been one of those weeks!  I am emotionally spent, worn out and ready to move on.  One thing I have noticed as I grow older is that all this upheaval is hard to recuperate from.  I know everyone has these days (weeks) where their best laid intentions tank and go right down the … Continue reading What a Week!

The Red Umbrella

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out … Continue reading The Red Umbrella

I Was LIEBSTERED!

Last week I received the nicest message from Dorne Whale and her blog entitled,  “Write Dorne – Putting Life Into Words.”   Dorne nominated me for the Liebster Award which is a way for the blogging world to discover new blogs.  I was Liebstered and really surprised!  I am relatively new to the blogging world and … Continue reading I Was LIEBSTERED!

Send on the JOY!

  I feel like I have finally arrived!  I love being retired and spending my time enjoying life.  I am sending positive vibes to mankind.  Enjoy your Saturday and spread the joy! ~Colleen~ (Image from Facebook, 7/25/14)

Tropical Splendor

HOT orange blossoms - a tropical interlude. Mai-tai anyone? TGIF!  Mai-Tai Recipe: Recipe makes 1 gallon 2 cups light rum 1 cup dark rum 1 cup 151 proof rum 1 cup orange curacao (orange flavored liqueur) 1 cup almond flavored syrup 1 cup simple syrup 10 limes, juiced 1/2 gallon fresh orange juice In a … Continue reading Tropical Splendor