Packing Oma Leni’s Shirt

Almost packing to go home. I had so many great ideas what to make while on the road, but I must admit that traveling and making, sometimes don’t agree. Well, I made “things”, like hand warmers, a scarf and straw stars, but not much else to share here. However I’m bursting with new ideas and […] Read more »

Happy New Year!

It’s the last day of 2010 and I’m leaving Berlin. Yesterday afternoon was spent with ‘suschna‘ and ‘Lucy‘ two delightful fellow bloggers from Berlin. The hours flew by. We shared ideas, coffee, tea (and one piece of Apfelkuchen) in Claerchen’s Ballhaus, a Berlin landmark since 1913. Although destroyed during the war, it is now minimally […] Read more »

Berlin – Snow and Art

Just a very brief  ‘Hello’ from Berlin. This is the view from the apartment I’m staying in. It snowed all night yesterday and there were people skiing on the six lane “Frankfurter-Allee“. Very romantic with a distinct Eastern European feel. The snow is taking over the city. Snowplows everywhere. Strolling through Berlin feels like walking […] Read more »

Berlin – Snow and Art

Just a very brief  ‘Hello’ from Berlin. This is the view from the apartment I’m staying in. It snowed all night yesterday and there were people skiing on the six lane “Frankfurter-Allee“. Very romantic with a distinct Eastern European feel. The snow is taking over the city. Snowplows everywhere. Strolling through Berlin feels like walking […] Read more »

Gruss aus Kreuztal

This is the village where I’m staying right now, and thought it proper to send you all a postcard. Unfortunately Kreuztal is not that bloggable. Though there are a few pretty houses, the rest of the town is either reconstructed or never looked good to begin with. Maybe I’m also a bit hard on my […] Read more »

Making on the Road

It’s cold in Boston and as much as I brought my sewing supplies, it didn’t occur to me to pack some fabric bits. How clever! Refashioning one of the six t-shirts I packed immediately reduces my wearables to only five. Have I mentioned that I travel light because there are washing machines everywhere? Luckily, what’s […] Read more »

Travel Writers, Going and Coming Home

 (c) Carried Away: All About Bags, Farid Chenoune My friends are leaving today. Their luggage is already packed and, of course, it doesn’t look like anything pictured above. Although I think the bags in the images are quite practical with their sturdy bottoms and soft tops.  Travel has changed so much over the years. Anyone […] Read more »

Cat and Mouse Story

This weekend I went out and did some idea shopping. It’s inexpensive, inspiring and a fabulous pastime in upstate NY. We have lots of old homes here filled with forgotten treasures most of which eventually make their way to the local antique stores. The store pictured above was a recent discovery and has become one […] Read more »

The Sky is the Limit

Off to the see the whales of Cape Cod! We’ve packed the car to the brim including a small stitch project. Reading in the car makes me feel dizzy but stitching seems to agree quite nicely with my vestibular system. I’m working on a skirt (coming later this week) and it was a messy affair […] Read more »