Archive for the ‘craftiness Category’

As a Moldovanca (a Romanian from the Moldavian region), when it comes to historical Romanians, I’m partial to Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) who built

Radu Update Radu has been regularly mentioned on my blog (here and here); don’t tell, but he’s a favorite. He’s the kid who’s really into crocheting

For David. . . For Veronica. . .

So the title is a little misleading.  I’m not typically one to put much emphasis on Valentine’s Day — it’s overly commercial, too couply and more

As I said in my last post, David and I didn’t do ANYTHING last year along the lines of decorating for Christmas.  This year, I’m trying

Last year, we did very little to prepare for Christmas.  No shopping, no decorating, no listening to Christmas music.  It was our first Christmas far from

This is Radu. He’s one of my beneficiaries.  Radu loves weaving and making rag rugs, really anything that uses a gherghef (a loom).  He talks and

You can tell that Romanians across the ages have gotten tired of winter by the end of February because when the first of March hits, they

It’s cold, icy, grey, and dreary; It’s dark by 4:30PM. Romanian reality shows aren’t helping my language or my nerves.  We only have so many books. 

words to live by. . .

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
from "A Psalm of Life"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

breaking it down. . .

past ramblings. . .