The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A winter picnic at Brighton Beach

We're in Brooklyn eating pelmeni from a Russian restaurant. It's 45 and cloudy. We have hot tea in our thermoses.

Friday, December 11, 2015

ESOL students learned to make origami 3-D stars!


The 2nd and 8th graders made a total of 96 stars, some with glitter glue, and fancy foil papers. We estimated the total number of stars, and the closest estimator will get a prize.

Sasha studies origami

Saturday, November 28, 2015

There's a lot going on in the workshop tonight



These pictures remind me of the I Spy books. Can you find an origami crane, a pencil sharpener, four stars, a jar of paste, and a calendar?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Paper Stars


Don't make these. They take over your life. Addiction to paper crafts is a terrible thing.
Danger! WikiHow link.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I used to do these embroidery things...

This was published in Somerset Studio, and it exemplified my life at that time. I wonder what I would stitch if I did a project like this today?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I took a Turkish cooking class

We have a great secret here in Rochester, the Turkish Cultural Center. Once a month they host classes, and share their warm hospitality.





My friend, Gabrielle, is Egyptian, so the Turkish food feels almost like home to her.

I Went to Minnesota



First to Minneapolis/St. Paul, then to Ikea (very important), and then to beautiful Lindstrom with the cutie patootie water tower.