Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stitch a Tulip Slip to Support Winterthur’s “With Cunning Needle” Exhibit

This year, I’d rather trade having a birthday cake and presents at home for the opportunity to go to Winterthur to see “With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery.” Running from September 3, 2011 to January 8, 2012, the exhibit … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Handmade at the Logan Elm Press with Pink Paper, Linzer Cookies and a Chili-Infused Keepsake

After a long Wednesday strategizing about knowledge and issues related to disability retirement, I bolted for an open house celebrating the new home of the Logan Elm Press and the Ohio State University Libraries’ Center for Book Arts. While Lucy … Continue reading

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When Did You Last Take Your Pen In Hand to Answer a Welcome Letter?

On Saturday, I finished working on a series of letters that tell the sad tale of Samuel, a Civil War soldier. Leaving his wife, Rachel, and their three boys (Oscar, Willie and Clintie) behind, Samuel joined the Ohio Volunteer Infantry … Continue reading

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Sitting for a Silhouette at the Statehouse

A scissor-snipping artist transformed sheets of paper into one-of-a-kind treasures at the Statehouse Museum Shop today. Ohio native Tim Arnold has been cutting silhouettes for decades. He learned his craft from his mother, Garnett Arnold, who still lives in Hamilton. … Continue reading

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Traveller Rode Off to New Adventures; Lucy Long’s in the Stable Now

Traveller and I parted company yesterday. He rode off to new adventures; I’m making friends with my new car: Lucy Long. When I made my selection, I remembered one of my favorite lines from “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” JLH’s favorite movie … Continue reading

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For This CSG Girl, Summer Officially Begins with a Peony Bouquet, “Vacation Song” and the Summer Reading List

As the school year comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about the end-of-the-year awards ceremonies at CSG. As we filed into the gym each year, our anticipation increased. Who would win the cups, trophies and awards recognizing our hard … Continue reading

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