I am one of a legendary list of “Queen Bees” in the northeastern suburbs of Cincinnati Ohio where, when my kids were little, we built a new playground at our elementary school. It was a collaborative project between the PTA, the city and the community school district.
Our PTA representative attended a meeting of the large group near the end of the project where she overheard one of the school district employees say, “Now I know why there’s a B in Blue Ash.” The inference, of course, was that she was being a b@#ch. That year, as we all turned 40 (oh, so many moons ago!), we had Bee-day parties and celebrated our proud bee status. Bees became collectable and were given gifts on special occasions. One day maybe I’ll post photos of some of my favorite bees – human and inanimate!
This blog chronicles my life, loves, craft and the sometimes wild and wonderful thoughts that pass through my brain. (I’ve been known to do my processing as I speak!)
I’ve been knitting and designing for friends and family for over 20 years and love to visit knitting shops wherever I travel. I’m a voracious reader but I’d much rather sit and knit and share a martini (or two) with friends and family.
It’s was odd to find myself living and knitting in Florida but I have designed and blogged and enjoyed my days there with the dream of moving back to New England. In April of 2015 we did just that – moved to our summer house in Maine which we will be knocking down and re-building so we can stay here in the winter, too. We want to live close to the earth with my loving new (or old) partner and a small herd of dogs, chickens, bees and maybe a cat, too.
Life is an adventure and I haven’t made it this far without learning that I am responsible for making myself happy. While I’m not perfect (although I’m close) I am thankful for my blessings and I’m learning from my mistakes – in knitting and in life!