29 March 2011


while the hound was guarding our domain snoozing
with visions of tennis balls running in her head…

look what the cat dragged in

do you have a...

28 March 2011

let the chocolate chips fall..

Research tells us fourteen out of any
ten individuals likes chocolate. Sandra Boynton

Cookies are made of butter and love.  Norwegian Proverb

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Author Unknown

Chocolate is the answer.  Who cares what the question is. Author Unknown

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate
now and then doesn't hurt!  Charles Schulz

These buttery, chocolate cookies are arriving in one of my son’s campus post office today
And yes, stuffed inside each
chocolate chip cookie is a double-stuffed Oreo.

chocolate brown monogram for Bilkey

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your
list of things to do today. 
That way, at least you'll get one thing done. 
Author Unknown

24 March 2011


It was a dark and stormy night…..
(Snoopy, Peanuts comic strip,
via Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton)

Baltimore Inner Harbor March 2011

the storm intentionally blurring my favorite
view of the Domino Sugar sign and the
blue lights along the Baltimore Aquarium

boats all snugged up in the docks

winds tossing numbers together

all caught up by the letter F.

That’s my story and hope Snoopy would approve!

road trips...I never sleep well when traveling
do you?

22 March 2011


She shell sea shells…

Sea sells sea shells…

She sells sea sells...

you know what I’m trying to say,

St. Augustine, Florida
March 2011

20 March 2011

the egg list...

C.....Good Egg

J.....Good Egg
L...Good Egg

Now I wouldn’t call M. a rotten egg...

...just Bad to the Bun

Are you a Good Egg?
a Bun with Attitude?

Thread and Ink
Monograms: thread
Bunnies holding up Easter Egg: ink graphic
from an antique typography book
via Karen at The Graphics Fairy

17 March 2011

wearing of the green...

May your eyes be smiling,
your beverage of choice green,
there be rainbows on your horizon,
And may all your knots be Celtic today!
Luckenbooth Celtic Knot


15 March 2011

Happy Pi Day!

referring to properties of circumference to diameter
the decimal begins with 3.14 and currently has been
expanded to 5 trillion digits and counting...
celebrated every March 14 (from 3.14)
yes, that was YESTERDAY...oops
So let’s be irrational and celebrate with pi today!
What's your favorite pi?
or rather....pie?

13 March 2011

smell the hot oil?

Red snapper is under a rebuilding
program along the Florida coast.
so...no fish to fry on the trip last week
but back here in the ‘burgh...
the Lenten fish fry season has begun

has five pages of local church fish fry locations!

And then there’s the local Fire Hall fish fry dinners…

Got any two’s??

Go Fish!

thread and ink
thread—go fish
ink—Salt and Fresh Water Fish illustration
from an antique cookbook
via Karen at the Graphics Fairy

11 March 2011


just back from western New York

wait, what??

This is the best 99-cent iPhone app I have purchased lately!

Okay, yes, I am easily amused!
and a little nuts...

06 March 2011


A bird in the hand,
Is worth two in the bush.
A bird in an envelope,
Is worth….uh, I’m open for suggestions
thread and ink
thread...happy Easter
ink...bird in an envelope,
An old W.W. Stationer, Lewiston, Maine, advertisement
Via Karen at The Graphics Fairy

02 March 2011