Yarny Goodness

Sunday my crochet group, Fishnet Crocheters, met at Craftworks in Northboro, MA. When in a yarn shop, you...well, shop! I found cute labels to use for the things I make for my kids, and "Crocheted by" labels for afghans I make for others. My friend Jean (who is a knitting & crochet goddess) recommended The … Continue reading Yarny Goodness


Today, September 11th, marks one year since my brother's death. The last time I was with Matt, we had taken my son E out to lunch, Matt had said to me-"Ali, you still haven't watched _________????". He had asked me at least a dozen times to watch a particular documentary. So, today, I woke up … Continue reading One

Low Key

This year, Forth of July was a low key affair. Last year, it was the last holiday I spent with my brother.  This year, I really wanted it to be a quiet time. On Saturday, we spent time at the park, then a fun lunch with the two cuties, followed by time on the deck. … Continue reading Low Key

Yarn Along

I have enjoyed thistle bear's Yarn Along each Wednesday. Created by Ginny at Small Things, the idea is that you take one picture to show what book you are currently reading and what project you are currently working on. Since my brother died, I have had trouble concentrating.  I am a voracious reader, but lately … Continue reading Yarn Along


I am mourning the passing of my beloved brother. Below is his last article. Matthew Hurley Turning 45 A few days ago I turned forty-five years old and there were moments, right after it happened, that my life seemed to play out in flashbacks. Now, technically speaking forty-five is really not that old at all. … Continue reading Grief