Posted in February 2012

Leap Day “Winter”

Leap Day “Winter”

The folks at Mt. Hood are thrilled – many inches of new powder arriving today. Folks in the West Hills area of Portland are probably not so thrilled – that’s a very hilly area so driving will not be much fun. As for us, we are down in the Willamette (that’s Will-AM-et for you non-Oregonians) … Continue reading

Now what?

Now what?

Have you ever bought something because you loved it on sight, and then couldn’t figure out what to do with it once you got it home? There’s a lovely blue knit shell with beading on it in my closet like that – had it for years and I think it’s been worn once. It was … Continue reading

Is it better in the slow lane?

Is it better in the slow lane?

Watching my sweet geriatric cat spend the day sleeping, first near the heat vent in the morning, on her pink blanket, or  – when the capricious PNW weather cooperates –  staking out a patch of sunny carpet, I find myself agreeing with her approach to life. She has a game of “catch the snake” (aka … Continue reading

My annual fine craft fix

My annual fine craft fix

It’s the last weekend in February. I was supposed to be getting my annual fine craft fix by wandering around the cavernous Baltimore Convention Center with my best friend and my sister. They both reminded me we had agreed that we would all go together to the American Craft Council show  this year. The only … Continue reading

Here we go….

Here we go….

Here we go…new blog, new home, new business. Plenty of things to talk about, some of which you may actually find interesting. For starters: The Prancing Otter is an alter ego of Peg Silloway, new resident of the very green, very damp Pacific Northwest. Otters are inquisitive, social, fun-loving creatures and I believe that – … Continue reading