About Me


Living the good life in California with an emphasis on gardening, entertaining and knitting, knitting, knitting.

I'm a reading tutor, a church elder, a choir singer and a book lover. I'm a mother and grandmother and have been married for 45 years to the best guy I know.  He'll even take me to knitting stores far, far away, that's how nice he is.

I'm an avid knitter and love seeking out the newest yarns.  I love learning and sharing new knitting techniques that aid the knitter in making a perfect fit.  I've enjoyed dabbling in knitwear design and offer my patterns for free here.

I love to cook and entertain.  It's not easy to separate my cooking from my garden.  My husband and I keep a big year 'round flower and vegetable garden in our California home and have been organic for over 30 years.  I come from a family of California commercial and home gardeners; my mother grew the most beautiful roses, my uncle was a cotton and table grape grower in the San Joaquin Valley, my grandfather was the largest independent tomato grower in Ventura Country and my nana and papa had an egg ranch in the San Fernando Valley.  Now my husband and I try to grow most of our produce with our biggest love being heirloom tomatoes.  

I often blog about our garden and you can read about it hereherehere , here and here.

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