Stash Enhancement Saturday: Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

When writing this blog, sometimes I come across grammar questions and ponder whether to take the time to go look up the correct use or just leave the questionable usage as is, leaving a little something for future grammar sticklers to pick apart.  An excellent example is the title to today’s post.   Can you […]

Coming to the Blog in December: Advent Calendar Palooza

2018 seems to be the year of the advent calendar, so it is no surprise that I succumbed to the craze.  I purchased not one, not two, not three…but four different craft related packages.  I don’t know what came over me – I don’t even really like Christmas!  I do like craft supplies, though, so […]

Knitter in the Wild: Stitches SoCal 2018

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the very first Stitches SoCal, held at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Stitches is the convention name for events held across the country by XRX, and are four day events filled with classes devoted to fiber arts, fashion shows, demonstrations and a marketplace. The closest Stitches event to […]

Stash Enhancement Saturday: Woodland Cottage Farm Bullet Journal Cover

My usual planning system includes my Erin Condren Life Planner coupled with a bullet journal.  Since my EC already has my appointments and daily to do lists, I use my bullet journal mostly for collections, trackers, goal setting, and other types of lists.  While functional, I really like the freedom to be creative that the […]

The Landmark Project: CHL#369

CHL# 369 CHAPEL OF SANTA YSABEL (SITE OF) The first mass at a site nearby was celebrated September 20, 1818 by Father Fernando Martin. By 1822, Santa Ysabel was an asistencia, or mission outpost, that had a chapel, a granary, several houses, a cemetery, and about 450 neophytes. After secularization in the 1830s, priestly visits became […]