• new day

    tuxedo cat with her paws crossed on a handknit blanket.

    Wishing you and yours the best of blankets, and laps, and lap blankets, and lots of love on this new Monday, this new month, this new year. Also boxes (not pictured). And treats (not pictured). Love (how to picture?). Lots and lots of love. ~ love from Dot. Read more …

  • blankets time

    tuxedo cat curled up on a handknit blanket

    I love blankets and nearly always have one on my lap (as I do right now). Dot loves this as she’s my blanket lap cat. I’ve been working on several blankets for around the house, one for over five years. It’s been a while since I’ve written about them and I recently figured out a… Read more …

  • חג אורים שמח

    Two channukiot on the eighth night

    Happy festivalof miracles and of light.May brightness linger. Read more …

  • monarch!

    monarch butterfly with wings outstretched on a butterfly bush

    I’ve waited all summer and was thrilled to spot a monarch on my butterfly bush today. This summer, my friend the artist Ruth Marshall ran an amazing program with Patti Cooper on the premises of Morris Park Library. As part of their “We Are All Connected Program”, they raised Monarchs. This program offered “art and… Read more …

  • happy buzzing garden

    bee on a dwarf butterfly bush

    They love the garden this year, buzzing around so quickly I struggle to get their pics. We intentionally planted pollinator friendly plants. On Friday I had a visitor drop in and explore my work. Read more …