Sandia Park,
          New Mexico




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Fiber Care Tags


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"happy hands"
Goats Milk & Honey
Hand Creme







Made Especially
for Fiber Artists!

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Free Knitting

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Better Catnip Mouse

Belize Baby Blanket
Glitzy Gift Bag

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This website created
& maintained by

Margaret Briggs

Local Gringos Press
Sandia Park, New Mexico

Other websites I've created:

Las Palmas Hotel
Corozal, Belize
Central America

Shooting Star Farm
New Mexico


what's new?

Knit Love 2 Tuscan Treasure Box Happy Hands Gift Set

Knit Love Note Cards
"Beginning the Blue Sweater"

Tuscan Treasure Box
Handpainted Ceramic

Happy Hands Gift Set
Scented Hand Creme

Visit my Etsy Store:
to see my kNotes for kNitters cards & tags, handpainted ceramics, and
"Happy Hands" goats milk & honey hand lotions, formulated for knitters & other fiber artists.


Welcome to my website! I'm an archaeologist-turned-artist and obsessed knitter, a former resident of Belize now living in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, with my husband, 4 dogs and 4 cats.

You can purchase my collage & ceramic artwork directly & securely from me, here on my website. (Your payment information is confidential with PayPal.) Or visit my Etsy and eBay stores to buy from me there.

And if you're a knitter, too, don't miss my knitting patterns! They're all free for your personal, non-commercial use. I've just posted a new one for circular knitting looms, too.

<--Shown here: my Better Catnip Mouse.


hot flashes!

I'm back in the blogosphere! Visit my new "Postmodern Pioneers" blog for more tales of frugal-crafty living in the High Mountain Desert. I'm so glad to be back online after a 14-day absence enforced by Dish Network / Wild Blue ... following my "Kitten Cam" caper ... read all about it!


I've had an amazing time discovering new web destinations lately! Have fun with some of my recent online favorites.

  • Knitted Human BrainLove it: inside the head of a knitter, you might find an anatomically correct knitted brain! This took almost a year to create ... Details reported on Gizmodiva.

  • My favorite YouTube video of all time - for the time being at least - Extreme Sheepherding, complete with LEDs. 

  •  Enkoder makes the world safer for email! Man, am I glad I found Enkoder, published by software developer Dan Benjamin. Using his free Java script, you can post your own dang email address on your own dang website without being swamped by spam. Easy for your visitors to use, baffling to the spam-bots. I've just finished adding it to all my web pages, check it out. You rock, Dan!

  •  Paperbackswap.com - my longtime fave. I've saved over $1,000 by getting rid of books I've read -- paperback, hardback, whatever -- and exchanging them for books I haven't. More than 3 million books listed for swapping! (If you tell them I referred you, I'll get a free credit. My username over there is MaggieBelize.)

 See my previous favorites on my Links page.

kNitting kNews

  •  We've formed an East Mountain "stitch 'n bitch" group for needleworkers of all kinds - knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers - called Sandia Stitch 'n Time. Click for details! If you live in the East Sandia Mountain communities of New Mexico, please stop by ... our next meeting is Saturday, June 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

  •  News Flash: My Happy Hands hand cremes for knitters have been selected by the Wee Tiny Sock Club for inclusion in their June package! I'm so pleased! Meg chose my Tea & Roses fragrance for her June bridal theme, saying "every bride needs a bouquet, right?"

  •  I'm looking forward to: Sock Summit 2009, Portland, OR, August 6-9. Brought to you by Tina Newton, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and Cat Bordhi ... and an all-star teacher list. I'll have a market booth, well-stocked with all my kNotes for kNitters and Happy Hands goodies!





I welcome your comments, quips, quotes and shared newsbits! me directly via email.

Or you can find me elsewhere on the web, as "MaggieBelize" on Ravelry, Twitter (follow me!), Paperbackswap and IndiePublic.


thanks for stopping by!

Coming to you from (high & dry)
Sandia Park,New Mexico!
  • 20 miles East of Albuquerque
  • 50 miles South of Santa Fe
  • 7,000 feet UP in the
    Sandia Mountains


Date of Last Update: 06/07/2009

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