De-decorating pause: A single piece of tatting

As is the case with decorating, when it’s time to ‘de-decorate’, a walk down Memory Lane ensues. As I took ornaments off our Christmas tree, I paused to admire a handmade ornament featuring a small piece of my grandmother’s tatting. I think tatting is almost a lost art. Continue reading “De-decorating pause: A single piece of tatting”

Annual Christmas train wreck occurs at Indie Art South

It’s that time of year we in my family call the ‘Christmas Train Wreck.’ As the big day approaches, efforts ramp up and this year will be different in some ways, but the same in others. There just isn’t enough time in each day for those of us who are Christmas-obsessed. Continue reading “Annual Christmas train wreck occurs at Indie Art South”

COVID Christmas solace: Even the Grinch came around

I told my mother a few days ago I have enough Christmas spirit for all of us. Her Christmas spirit is stuck in neutral right now. (Story continues after photo.)
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Thanksgiving surprise: Who tried to change the day?

Every year we mark the last Thursday in November as our US version of giving thanks. Humans have done for a very long time in different ways and with different labels. Courtesy of an article in the Old Farmer’s Almanac, I learned a few things about one of my favorite holidays. Which president began the custom of celebrating the last November Thursday as our special day of thanks? Which president tried to change it and then backed off? Continue reading “Thanksgiving surprise: Who tried to change the day?”

American Medical Association shocks me with advice on holidays and COVID

It’s hard to surprise me these days as warning after warning comes from experts about COVID. My family has a long tradition when it comes to holidays. Like so many families, we spend time with each other. This year presents a dilemma. Do we come together or forego it out of concern for our elderly? When I read an article from the American Medical Association, I can honestly say I was shocked, but not in the way I expected. (Article continues after photo.) Continue reading “American Medical Association shocks me with advice on holidays and COVID”