Better Than a Grammy

ver·sa·tile (versa-tea-lay) adjective   able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities. "a versatile sewing machine" synonyms: adaptable, flexible, all-around, multifaceted, multitalented, resourceful;More archaic changeable; inconstant. So here I am, the swiss army knife of sewing machines (aka word knitting machines). Laurel Leigh has kindly nominated me for the Versa-tea-lay Blogger Award. And as I said in … Continue reading Better Than a Grammy

One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to 4amWriter, otherwise known as Limebird Kate, for sending the One Lovely Blog Award my way. Clearly, she has never seen my office, brushed aside the cobwebs, or moved the piles of mail and newspapers off my dining room table so that food can be eaten. When I think of "lovely," I think of … Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

Making Good on Promises

I have been lax, very lax indeed, in acting on the awards that have been so generously blown in my direction. There was the side trip to Costa Rica that consumed my life in July and August 2012, a trip to my familial heartland at the end of August 2012, the back-to-school rush of soccer, … Continue reading Making Good on Promises


A hard-learned lesson: One can never show enough appreciation for the thoughtfulness of others. An easy lesson: It feels good to be appreciated. So when What's it All About and Other Stories nominated me for a "Tell Me About Yourself" Award, it was easy to feel the love. Thank you! for thinking enough of my blog and … Continue reading Appreciation