Category Archives: Making

The Joy of Making by Hand. Weaving, spinning, knitting, quilt making, rug hooking and more.

Christmas Cake

On a pale November afternoon Barry and I stand at the beloved peninsula we designed for our new home, feasting our eyes out windows in three directions, watching the flames leap and bloom in our wood stove. It is the … Continue reading

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Mennonite Light Fruit Cake

2 8” pans Liquid Ingredients ½ lb butter, softened ½ cup white sugar 3 eggs Dry Ingredients 2 ¾ cups flour 1 teasp nutmeg 1 teasp baking powder Flavorings: 1 teasp lemon juice 1 teasp almond flavoring 2 teasp vanilla … Continue reading

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Gunda Lambton, Author and Artist, Remembered

It’s hard to believe that someone so vital and adventurous as writer friend, Gunda Lambton, could be gone from amongst us. Over her exceptionally long life of ninety-nine years, Gunda was proud to be the mother of four children, two … Continue reading

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Being Content to Miss Something

“We can only get rid of this anxiety by being content to miss something in almost everything we do. We cannot master everything, taste everything, understand everything, drain every experience to its last dregs.  [Thomas Merton No Man is an … Continue reading

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Christmas Begins

On a pale November afternoon Barry and I stand at the beloved peninsula we designed for our new home, feasting our eyes out windows in three directions, watching the flames leap and bloom in our woodstove. It is the afternoon … Continue reading

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