It Was A Very Good Day

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232019
 

Terry wanted me to pass along her thanks to all of you who sent her birthday greetings through blog comments, emails, texts, and Facebook messages. You really helped make her day special. For the last week or two I kept asking her what she wanted to do for her birthday, and she said the thing […]

Mar 022019
 

Anyone who knows my wife or who has read the blog for very long is well aware that Miss Terry loves the fiber arts. Spinning, weaving, crocheting, or knitting, she’s never happier than when she has her hands on wool, silk, or any other fiber. So when readers told us about the Mora Valley Spinning […]

Nov 132016
 

I can’t find my underwear. No, I didn’t get drunk and crazy at the office Christmas party and do something stupid, mainly because I don’t drink, it’s not Christmas yet, and I’m the only person in my office. But somehow in the move from the motorhome to the house I managed to lose all but […]

Aug 212016
 

Miss Terry loves the fiber arts. Spinning, weaving, crocheting, and knitting. You name it and she does it. So she was really looking forward to the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan this weekend. Allegan is about 90 miles from Elkhart Campground, and we got there about 11 a.m. We were only a few steps inside […]

Rainy Day Writing

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132015
 

There’s no better way to spend a cold rainy day then writing, and yesterday was a perfect day for it. It never got above the low 50s and it rained off and on until sometime in the late afternoon. The only time I went outside all day was to close our gray water valve so […]

Jun 252014
 

Many of you won’t believe this, but for all of her talents and her warm, outgoing personality, my beautiful wife is actually very shy. Terry loves people and you couldn’t ask for a better friend, but making the first move is always difficult for her. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), being married to an extrovert like […]

Apr 122014
 

A while back I asked blog readers to consider making a donation to a fund to help with medical expenses for my author friend Brandon Hale. Many of you stepped up to the plate, and we raised over $8,300 of our $10,000 goal. Now I’m back again, but instead of money, I’m asking for your […]

Terry’s Toy

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192013
 

What’s huge, takes up a lot of room, weighs a ton, and makes Miss Terry smile? No, it’s not me. It’s Terry’s new Baby Wolf loom. Yesterday afternoon we drove to Prescott to pick up the loom, and the lady selling it surprised Terry by throwing in a bunch of extras, including a lamp that […]

Spinning Time

 Posted by at 3:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292013
 

Miss Terry is pretty much a self-taught spinner and weaver, learning from books, You Tube videos, and DVDs. But nothing beats a hands-on lesson from someone who has been doing it a long time. When we got into this area last week, we stopped in a couple of yarn stores to inquire about any classes […]

Feb 182013
 

Saturday night was very cold and I don’t think it got much over the high 50s yesterday. So it was a good day for staying home and writing. So that’s what I did, knocking out about 4,000 words in my current work in progress. It was one of those perfect writing days when the words […]