From Darkness into Light

Part 1: From Darkness How do you approach an event or destination that you know will be difficult and depressing? Not an easy thing to do. We recently participated in a ...

Turning Leaves Shawl (slash) Poncho

Finally… finally… finally I’ve written and published the pattern for my Turning Leaves Shawl / Poncho! Why did it take so long you might ask? Well. Let me tell you. Time ...

Peace Fair – Saturday, September 23

Peace. Is it black and white? Shades of gray? or Rainbow colors? Explore all the shades of Peace on Saturday, September 23 at the Peace Fair. Located in Lahaska PA at ...

Summer’s not over yet! Labor Day Sale

I’m participating in Etsy’s site-wide sale though Monday, September 4… Labor Day! Take 15% off any item in my JiSTjewels shop! No coupon code necessary Here is a sampling of the ...

Happy Birthday to ME!

It’s only once that you reach a milestone birthday… or any birthday for that matter… but all are cause for celebration! And in honor of my birthday, I’m offering 15% off ...

It is a tree of life…

Months ago (almost 2 years now actually) I mentioned a project that began with “I can do that” and proceeded to “what was I thinking?!” fairly quickly… knitting a chuppah for ...

First steps back into the crafting life…

As some of you know, my full time day job ended as of June 27, 2017 when the nonprofit I worked for sold to a for-profit operation. A very sad day… ...

Learn From Me!

Years ago, I taught an Intro to Stained Glass class through our local adult ed program. This weekly course was fun as I was able to share my knowledge with adult ...

Balanced Asymmetry

During a recent home redecorating project, we widened the doorway between our living room and dining room in order to allow light to flow through and give each room a more ...