Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows? Searching for ergonomic solutions in small writing spaces

Dear Vi, I hate to be a complainer, but I just have to tell you: Too much hand quilting, knitting, typing, and gripping heavy weights at the gym have given me tennis elbow in both arms and caused the arthritis in my hands to flare up. It’s my own fault. I let it go too… Continue reading Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows? Searching for ergonomic solutions in small writing spaces

Why I love yoga

Dear Vi, I admit it…yoga doesn’t meet the usual definition of working out. We aren’t racing our bicycles down the highway or dancing in a zumba class or running on a treadmill in a gym. We’re in our bare feet, doing what looks, to the uninitiated, like a lot of stretching. We’re sweating lightly instead… Continue reading Why I love yoga

Knitting and Novel Writing… and Lord of the Dance for the letter L

Dear Vi, So, you remember a couple of days ago when I told you about the green sweater I wanted to knit? I’m so glad I decided to switch patterns. Somehow the way this sweater pattern is written reminds me of how I’m writing my novel. What? On sweaters I’ve knit in the past, you… Continue reading Knitting and Novel Writing… and Lord of the Dance for the letter L

Indy sewing patterns…and King Cobra for the letter K

I’ve been spending my allowance on sewing patterns this last month, and they’ve been arriving like hotcakes! Is there anything better than getting presents in the mail? Not much, let me tell ya!   These pajamas are going to be so awesome¬† –¬† I can’t wait to make a set or three. This is an… Continue reading Indy sewing patterns…and King Cobra for the letter K

Mending…and Janusirasana for the Letter J

Hello! Today’s letter is a very short one. Also kind of boring, actually. Sorry. Here goes: the other day Mr. C asked me to mend his jeans. I knew that my little Janome 2030 wouldn’t have enough jam to sew over the heavy denim seams that the repair required, so I pulled out my antique… Continue reading Mending…and Janusirasana for the Letter J