November 9, 2016


Verona, Wisconsin, November 9, 2016. I need a little time off. No worries; I will be back later.

November 8, 2016

Election Day: Dashboard Dane County

Middleton, Wisconsin, November 7, 2016. We're not in Madison any more.

ADDED: This post is not an indicator of my voting preferences. I keep that private.

November 5, 2016

Borealis, in Three Takes

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Verona, Wisconsin, August 2016. I designed this cardigan based on colors I had used last year for a tam. The motif is the same one that I used in this sweater and in this one.

Sunday Paper: New-Year Edition

Suburban Chicago, January 1962. Mom's in the Master Bedroom.

November 4, 2016

Guardian Angels

I am not a religious person (although I favor religious traditions). During the last eight years, however, I have been blessed to be surrounded by "guardian angels." Some are childhood friends who resurfaced and generously visited me multiple times (from places like Colorado, Canada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Minnesota). Others are more recent classmates, coworkers, fellow knitters, mentors, and teachers who have bonded with me profoundly and brightened my days. Some are relatives with whom I had lost touch. They now have rekindled old ties and also visit us regularly. Your love and devotion is tangible every day. More relatives are still "lost"—but hey, our door is open, and you know now to reach me.

There also are the friends and bloggers who encouraged me to start "Amber Reunion." Thank you for making my daily reading so stimulating and for inspiring me to keep going at it every day.

Most joyous are the friends I made because of the blog. What serendipity! It was really beautiful to see them in Madison.

Finally, many of the committed staff at the UW Carbone Cancer Center have become familiar friends who take great care of me. Below are two (and there's more on Carbone "Guardian Angels" here and here,)

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(Always knitting in hand.)

November 3, 2016

Oasis Reunion

 Belvidere, Illinois, September 2016, Did you think I forgot? Nah. Things got tangled today, but I squeezed juice out of the lemon.

November 2, 2016

One-Note Reunion

Belleville, Wisconsin, October 19, 2014. There are some colorful spots on the way to New Glarus.