I had lunch in Baltimore with my sister, Janet, last week. A fabulous artist, she took me to a little restaurant inside the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). There was a show in the museum called Parenting, an Art without a Manual. The show featured 36 different artists and dozens of different media. Each artist presented his or her own experience of being a parent, or being a child, and all the ways there are to approach those complicated relationships. There were some lovely celebrations of warm happy childhoods, and there were some exhibits that were really sad and kind of disturbing. It makes you realize just how hard parenting is, especially since babies don't come with very good more
It's been a week since we let our sweet fur baby, Dorey, go to doggy heaven. It was so hard to do, but it was absolutely the right thing. The right thing is rarely ever the easy thing I guess. Dorey had been suffering some time with severe arthritis in her hips, and it got to the point where we simply couldn't medicate her enough to ease the pain. I told the children that it was time, and we all went to the vet's office together. They gave Dorey a little sedative, and we realized more
This past weekend I attended the biennial conference of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, an organization with the motto Entrusted with History's Future. Our mission is to protect and preserve the homes, collections and artifacts of the men and women who labored to bring forth our nation. Over the years, the some of details of their lives have been lost, and we read only of their great deeds through the history books that clothe them in glory to inspire future generations. What we really need, however, are their stories, the more
This Sunday is your last chance to see the beautiful Berroco Brielle Trunk Show,, and I really hope you do. Things always look so different knit up, even in a swatch, and when you have garments, that's a real bonus.
Brielle is a sophisticated fiber - a cotton base with a subtle rayon shimmer more