In a Mood

Posted by Carol Anne on February 3, 2017 in Miscellaneous, Scrapbooking |

I’ve been in a mood to complete crafty projects since the election.  I think this is my therapy to deal with the outcome and fall out.  I feel productive. The first thing I finished was crocheting Sarah’s Mankato school colors scarf.  Well, let me restate that:  I finished the body of the scarf early in […]


Too Much of Anything…

Posted by Carol Anne on July 5, 2015 in Miscellaneous |

I made a realization this weekend — I have a lot of crafting stuff. I could make handmade presents for at least three years, including Christmases, before I would run out of something. I have the following hobbies covered in spades: Jewelry-making: many strands of imperfect pearls from China, wire, tools, findings, beads galore. Card-marking: […]

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Wishing for More Time

Posted by Carol Anne on September 25, 2012 in Miscellaneous |

It’s been extremely busy for me since the fall semester started. Due to some tech glitches, less than helpful help, I’ve been working 5 to 7 hours extra every worknight. I am exhausted. Add Sydney’s death into the mix, and I am cranky and tapped out. So of course I will be working a professional […]



Rough Days

Posted by Carol Anne on September 15, 2012 in Miscellaneous |

I found out on Wednesday, that my dear 14 year old Scottie, Sydney was full of cancer. We sent her off to get her dog angel wings last night. I wrote a piece about Sydney on our family blog, The Walls of St. Paul.


The Never Ending Battle to Reclaim My Workspace

Posted by Carol Anne on April 30, 2012 in Miscellaneous |

You’d think that with my reduced schedule and increased sleeping that my workspace would stay neat as a pin for days. Not so. It magically gets “crapped up” within minutes of tidying. I’m about ready to give up — but if I don’t keep trying to clean it up, I don’t get inspired to work. […]

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