Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy 2020

Sassy's new obsession is learning
to embroider a finger labyrinth,
The labyrinth guides you through the
through the twists and turns of your
life journey to the center point.

Pause. Meditate. Wait.
Make the return journey.

May 2020 be magical, a journey to
the center and back with new insights
and blessings beyond measure.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas is Coming

The little knitted tree
sits on the fireplace ledge.

Knit in garter stitch with
Lion-brand homespun
on a 10.5 needle. It
stands 9.5 inches tall
on a yarn cone used
for weaving.

The Richards' women progressed
 from knitting birds last year
to knitting trees this year.

The tree is an adaptation
from a pattern designed
by Susan Baron for Webs.

Holiday fun:
a nod to using up stash,
adding a couple of skeins
it's an alternative
to planting actual trees
in snow bound New York.

Happy December one and all.

Monday, November 11, 2019


Happiness is a sixteen-year-old
celebrating her brand new driver's

Congratulations Ms. Frances.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Blithewood Gardens

Crossing the river metaphorically and actually... Sassy
turned eighty-one in the company of two daughters
and two granddaughters.

We crossed our beloved Hudson River to visit the
gardens at Bard College. I told the girls that the
river is the legacy I will leave.

We have driven across the river, walked across it on
the walkway in Poughkeepsie and waded across
it in Warrens-burg, New York.Traveled to the
headwaters in the Adirondacks.

The mansion is beautiful and the mountain view
awesome. The garden qualifies as the magical garden
or the secret garden, your choice.

We shall return again to see the autumn colors. In the spring
we shall wear long dresses and straw hats and carry flower
baskets and be ladies of the manor.

A journey for the imagination, a place to savor in memory.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Log Cabin

A color study: olive and lime green.
Sequence: dk to lt. Reverse: lt to dark.
Add a red zinger to define the space.

The reversal of blocks requires weaving with
 two shuttles,  alternating weft colors.

It beats to a pleasant 1/ 2 rhythm not unlike
reciting nursery rhymes.

Stay cool!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Felted Bird

I want to sing like the birds sing, 
not worrying about who hears 
or what they think.  

Monday, May 6, 2019

Bread/Poetry and Grace

I believe life is beautiful
and the poetry, like bread is for
                _ Roque Dalton