December 30, 2010


At a chalet in the Adirondacks there is lots of time for handicrafts (even if your sisters want to play Parcheesi 24/7).

I finally finished this blanket for my sister Mona:

It has been through lots of iterations. You may recall that at one time it looked like this (yes, a lot of unraveling was involved).

Yep, it came out well in the end!

December 23, 2010

Dear blog friends

I am off to sojourn in the woods en famille.

Ye shall hear of my exploits upon my return!

Have a good one!

December 22, 2010

Montreal cat


By all this darn snow!

Cold pawsers is what he'll get.

My niece

Loves her brother.

I went to Montreal for Hanukah and hung out with my family.


Missed it.

Last night at bedtime

Greg brought in the garlic to show me while I was taking a bath.

December 21, 2010


A Swedish quilt.

And "boro" cloth, made in Japan by the poor mainly from scraps of indigo-dyed cloth.

One day I will make a quilt.

The best part of waking up

Nope, not Folgers in your cup (gross)--a kitty on the pilla next to you!

She got up and started head butting me and purring . . . AWWW. Her name is Zucca and she is a rare female orange cat, with amber eyes! My sister is babysitting her.

For reals?


"Close enough!"

It's hard to make a pair of something when you don't use a pattern.

Luckily this is not the kind of thing that keeps me up at night.

December 15, 2010

Ronnybrook half-n-half

It's the best thing ever.

Put it in your cocoa every night (also: have cocoa every night).

December 14, 2010


Why is the basil in the bathroom? And how did it get there?

Neither Greg nor I know...

Not responsible

Hand lettered.

On the first freezing cold night of the year

Eat spicy miso ramen!

It's winter today!

There are my mittens in the basket!

You can see the dry spot where the trash bags were and then how the trash collector dragged the bag to the curb.

December 13, 2010


I am kind of obsessed with it. I get REALLY frustrated when I have bad letters!!

Manhattan Avenue

If we had an outdoor space I would've taken these. A little scraping and coat of (red?) lacquer and they'd be perfect!

Greg even agrees.

More art like this, please

The subjectivity of the twenty-first-century cat is a topic sorely in need of exploration.

"This picture is awesome."



Just what I need (for my geranium)!


This picture captures a number of things I love about New York.


Do they make them like this anymore?

Pork belly

Now in my belly.

December 10, 2010





Wait til you see what I got.

December 9, 2010

What is it

About seeing your mom's handwriting that is always so comforting?

It's just so mom-ish.

December 8, 2010

On the sidewalk

Alien fetus.

An old friend

Recently emerged from hiding (reverse hibernation?).

Haribo Teeth

I'm just saying--these things are awesome.

I like

This blog.

Crocheting and cat pictures!


December 7, 2010

It's a known fact

Bears like to climb trees.

The last thing I want to do

Is discourage cinematic interpretations of eighteenth-century satirical novels.


I do not enjoy Jack Black's crotch right outside my bedroom window.

Truck door

Written by a human.


A powerful new force in my life.

Sunday morning


Worst company name ever?