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Having been born and raised in Northern Minnesota, I am quite familiar with the wiles of winter. Snow, ice, and blizzards are simply a matter of course. Modern conveniences such as central heating and the national weather service have tamed winter to the degree that most storms are little more […]

A Long Winter

February 7th marked the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder (and February 13th marked the 160th birthday of her husband Almanzo).  To take a little time to remember my childhood hero’s special birthday I temporarily set aside a couple of upcoming Renaissance projects, re-read “The Long Winter” (my favorite book […]

The Latest News… February 2017

Stripped of all the usual trappings of the holiday, Father Martin is a wonderful Christmas story that gets to the heart of what Christmas is all about.  First published in 1882 as Le Pere Martin, by the French author and evangelist Reuben Saillens, an adaptation of it later appeared in […]

Father Martin

Happy Thanksgiving ~and a very early Merry Christmas~ everyone!  This week we’re going to kick-off the Holiday season with some fabulous offers and fantastic giveaways!   Thimbles and Acorns Black Friday Offer This Friday only, buy $15 worth of Thimbles and Acorns patterns and you will get this bonus package for FREE! […]

The Latest News… November 2016