For My Father

This was the eulogy for my father written by my brother. In the early part of the 20th century a Peruvian sailor makes port in Europe and takes a wife from German soil. On 9 March 1929, in the City of New York, a boy is born to the unlikely couple and imprints upon an empty canvas a name, Frederick Herman Saavedra. That canvas will be his life. Soon after, the Great Depression arrives, her husband at sea, the mother Continue Reading ››

Frederick Hermann Saavedra

Frederick Hermann Saavedra was a man who loved his family, church, and God. He passed away on August 14, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family. Born March 9, 1929, to Hermine Scheel and Federico Saavedra in New York City, his parents soon moved to Bremerhaven, Germany to be closer to his mother’s extended family. He always expressed fond memories of his time in Germany with his Opa Scheel.  The family fled Germany in 1935, returning to New York City, where Continue Reading ››

The Post Wherein I Begin Again

The best-laid plans of mice and lady bloggers… We’ve been in our house for a little while. Two whole rooms painted. In two years. Also, they are the smallest rooms in the house. We are achievers! This is about to change. We are gearing up for a season of fixing, painting, and gardening. There will also be cooking, knitting, dyeing of yarn, and cats.

On Knitting

As of this moment I have two sweaters, two pair of socks, a washcloth, a shawl and a hat on the needles. I also work full time. I just finished that sweater and am about to cast on a bigger project for my husband. I have Brussels sprouts in the oven, wine in my glass, freshly colored hair and a new, non ookie shower curtain in my bathroom. I am happy.

Golden Finishing – Winner!

Winner of the absurd hat is Anne! (I went to and entered the number of comments, and VIOLA! It came back with 1.) I love this shawl, a lot. It’s done and lovely. I hope to get better pictures at some point, but again, if I waited to get wonderful pictures, nothing would ever be posted. There was another shawl that had been languishing for awhile because. I finally finished it last week when the I got The Dreaded Continue Reading ››