Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

In Germany, my husband's homeland, New Years Eve (Silvester) is celebrated by eating filled donuts (Berliner).  When I was a very young child, I was allowed to walk to the local donut shop, Donuts Delite, with my cousin and sister.  We were so small we sat on the baseboard heaters because we could not reach the stools.  Just the smell of those donuts brings back such memories, and the shop has a great history also.  I just braved the dark frigid weather to fulfill our holiday tradition for this year:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Heritage Scarves

As I have written about previously, in addition to genealogy, I am a fiber artist.  One of my favorite products are my heritage scarves.  These are inspired by my family's and my own past adventures and places we love.  You can view these at my Etsy shop: Keen Tied Heritage Scarves, where I have little descriptions of the inspiration.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Combining Genealogy with Fiber Art

In addition to my profession as a genealogist, I am also a fiber artist.  This is more a hobby gone out of control than a profession.  This Saturday I will be combining the presentation of both at the East Rochester Christmas Festival.  I will have a booth where you can pick up marketing materials and ask questions about Family Sherlock, my genealogy research business, and you can purchase family history themed art scarves and gift items.  If you cannot make the show, you can also find my fiber arts for sale at my Etsy shop, Keen Tied.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Genealogy Mecca

I am going to Salt Lake City in January.  The Association of Professional Genealogists is holding their Professional Management Conference.  I will arrive a couple of days early to do research at the Family History Library and to see the sights. The Family History Library has 5 stories of books, microfilm, and reference materials!  I am sure this will not be my only trip to Salt Lake City.