the plum tree is blooming.

while the cold wind blows  while fragile pink petals bloom  in the house, i knit.

though the cold wind blows ,fragile pink petals blossom , in the house, i knit.

nuclear weapon testing. asteroids exploding. cruise ships burning.

and yet.

the plum tree blooms.

near the front door.

near the front door.

and in the spring when the warm wind blows, i will pick the plums… which will be hard and sour…. and give them to my old neighbor so that she can make “ume shu” a very sweet kind of wine that she keeps in a big jar under her sink.



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my oh my how time does fly

i have completed a quilt top


i have assembled a quilt back from pieces that arrived from all over the world.


it is so doggone big that i am having  a bit of a delay in motivation to get it sandwiched together for quilting.


I am procrastinating

and knitting


lots and lots of hats.


Kai is 12 now!!!

Kai is 12 now!!!

my youngest is 12 .

i hope he grows up soon so he will be ready for jr. high in april.

out for a hike

out for a hike

somehow i thought the hat made me look cooler…

Kayla is so close to being as tall as i am….

but she is a whole lot skinnier…

need to get something like this in the yard...

need to get something like this in the yard…

happy lunar new year to everyone…

I hope that the year of the snake is healthy and prosperous

filled with blessings and good cheer.