#MyrtleMondays Featuring “The Muppet Christmas Carol!” (Part 1)

Christmas is the summer of the soul in December —The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Charles Dickens might not have written those splendid words that songwriter Paul Williams put in his characters’ mouths almost 150 years later. But Dickens would undoubtedly have appreciated the sentiment in this and the more than 100 other versions of his… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Stirring-Up Sunday!

This weekend marked the unofficial beginning of the Yuletide season—both here in the US, with Friday’s kickoff of holiday shopping, and across the pond, with yesterday’s (or today’s, as I’m writing this) Stirring-Up Sunday: the day when English families traditionally make their Christmas puddings. And thus it marks the beginning of an annual tradition here… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays from Page to Seam: Making Minna the Foxhound!

Once upon a time, before the real-life Peony the Cat came into my life and changed everything, I was a Dog Person. Or, to be more accurate, a dogs person. Many of them. For many years, we had an extra-large canine family, and friends would urge me to put them in a book. Well, with… Read more »