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Mood Board Monday - Hunter

TFA Blue Label in Hunter, man in coat, boots, kitchen, plaids, pillow. Hunter green just kinda happened on it's own one day last fall. We were brainstorming Club colourways for our November 2016 instalment and in our discussions Chris and I realized that we had never really done a hunter green. Show More Summary

National Caregivers Day

My turn with the virus started yesterday evening. That’s not as awesome as it sounds. Gran and Pop are in town for an eye appointment (Gran) and left a whole bunch of groceries on the porch last night. I waved sadly from the window. I’m thinking of starting a cargo cult in their honor.

Be My Valentine

Here are the Valentines that Ellie made to mail to people. Here is the Valentine she made for me. It’s so big I had to assemble it and then I made a movie. Here is the Valentine I drew for Michael. And here is where we were on Valentine’s Day! (another video) It was super […]

To See into Going

It was Dad that taught me what little I've been taught about composition. Or perhaps I just remember it that way. What's been useful to me. Art school was not useful to me. Maybe because I was distracted. I think...

That would be a negative

I’m at the airport, getting ready to head to Madrona, and because the universe is out to get me of a problem with my flight, I’m going Toronto to LA, then LA to Seattle. It means that from the time … Continue reading ?

enough pink

Today. Just another day. But not. I've decided to focus on a body of work. I suppose it will take me some time to explain this. Even to myself.

Slow Learner

I suppose what I’m living right now could be considered a failure to learn from my past, but I like to think of it as a terminal sort of optimism. Every time I book trips really close together, I look … Continue reading ?

Heart On My Sleeve - A Brand New Collaborative Collection

You guys!!! I keep mentioning that February is going to be a big month for me in terms of pattern releases and THIS IS WHY!!! Introducing Crazyheart. Crazyheart is my contribution to the fantastic new Heart On My Sleeve ebook put together by Tin Can Knits. Show More Summary

The Softening of Winter

Dried Zinnia. Faded. Still from seeds from Mom's Garden. I like perennials, the ones that come up by themselves. Over and over. But there is something special about being part of the planting, and gathering and planting again process. Not...

l o v e

Happy Valentines Day, Friends!Just wanted to let you know that I was doing a little Valentine Celebration and offering 25% off all Chalk Lots orders. Enter code justlove at checkout to receive the discount.Hope ALL your days are full of love.


Together. Like one. But Two always. I used the last of some old roll of magic. Sometimes things run out. Get used up. Sometimes you can make more. Depends on what's on hand and whether your heart's in it. I...

Mood Board Monday - I Love Hearts

Love Your Forever heart pattern, I Heart Aran, Sweetheart Socks, Adelia Mitts, Rocky Joggers, earflap heart hat, heart on my heels, Ombre heart hat, Love Your Forever heart pattern. With Valentine's Day on my mind I decided to take a look at my Ravelry project page and see if I had any heart themed projects to put together for you today. Show More Summary

Connection in February

Sunday. the 12th of February in the year I turn 66. (Not today, but soon) It might have been Michelle's comment. On yesterday's post. Today's nine is the closest thing I could get to violet, rummaging through the prepared squares...

Not Stalled

The voice of deep winter works it's magic. Keep Still. Wait. But keep breathing. Stay alive. My mood is not light today. But I am ok with that. Part of me is sleeping. Part of me is not. I want...

On the Move

Ah, here we are… this post comes to you from Scottsdale, Arizona, where I am working poolside in the sunshine, while Joe does likewise. We made our way here from the Grand Canyon, a quick stopover between Vegas and here, … Continue reading ?

Just February

Big snow. Heavy wet snow. Tough shoveling. There was neighborly cooperation, and we are dug out. Last night there was clearing and moonlight and a deep freeze. I sat for a log time watching as the wind blew the heavy...

Fashion Friday - Camaro, the Original

That light! Guys, this is officially my new favourite photo of myself. I miss fall. So this week I was pretty excited to do the grand reveal of my new Camaro pattern, and today I am equally excited to finally share these rock star photos we took of my original Camaro prototype. Show More Summary


I find the toys a little disturbing before they get put together.

TFA Stash KAL projects

For the past 3 weeks we've been running a short and sweet TFAStashKAL over in the Ravelry group. It officially wraps up tomorrow, but I thought that I'd give you an update today on what I've been making. I have found this KAL super inspiring. Show More Summary

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