A favorite book: Charlie Needs a Cloak

Today is my birthday, and I have just opened my daughter’s present. It’s a copy of one of my all-time favorite books: Charlie Needs a Cloak, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. It contains no words at all. very few words. I tend not to notice the words in this book, because the story is … Read more

Latvian textile marvels, 2

Those Latvians are doing it again. . . . Incredible textile accomplishments. . . . I don’t have time to participate in many groups or lists, but I do keep up with the Ethnic Knits group on Yahoo. So that’s where I learned about the massive Latvian mitten project last week. Yesterday a couple of … Read more