Category Archives: crafts


 I love the Jack-in-the-Pulpit flower. Besides having an interesting, graceful shape, a beautiful color and a wonderful, whimsical name; it’s a plant that will grow in my shady backyard and it looks great in bloom in the spring and with its bright … Continue reading

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Chicago Flower and Garden Show – Hats

I made my annual pilgrimage to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show last week. Usually, I grab a cab from the train station for the short drive over to Navy Pier but this year I decided to walk it. The … Continue reading

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Making Gypsy Furniture

I’m baack! Well, sort of. I’ve been having internet connection problems, leaving me without access to the internet for the last couple of weeks. Though I was able to check my personal email from work, the blogging and twittering has gone by the way … Continue reading

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