October 20, 2015


Several years ago, a young woman walked into my booth with her mom.  "This is the one!" she exclaimed, walking over to a soft yellow romper with bees painted on the bodice and full blousy bottom.  Smiling, the mother picked out a size 3 months, holding it over her daughter's very pregnant tummy.  


 When they ma...

September 9, 2015

My husband, Michael and I often go bike riding along the Columbia Trail.  About fifteen miles long, the smooth track runs along parts of the south branch of the Raritan River, cris-crossing back and forth in shady woodlands and open meadows, displaying a part of New Jersey that often goes unnoticed.  


Lovely old home...

August 20, 2015

My Nana, Ida Jane, for whom I am named (gratefully, only the middle part!), was a seamstress extraordinaire.  


She sewed quilts for every season to cover the beds in her boarding house in the Catskill Mountains.  


She of course, sewed all the clothes for the family members which included herself, her husband and...

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