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Our Camporee was this weekend. It was basically so fantastic that my feet hurt. This is my child. After she fell out of her kayak. She did not panic, she just climbed back in and kept going. I watched it happen from a canoe with a Daisy from another Troop. We also did not panic […]

a gift

I went to a baby shower and almost all of the gifts given were little boy baby items with skulls. Who knew there was quite a selection out there. I gave her a little black and white striped sleeper but decided to knit her something when the baby was born. Show More Summary

Pretty Corners - Vol. 10

Never enough Iris! A TFA favourite. Have a great weekend friends!


Great Gran’s cat, Dinah, crossed the rainbow bridge on Tuesday. I bet they were happy to see each other.

April Showers

After a lot of slow rain... Suddenly new green. A simple method for the dyeing. The dyeing just to use stuff up, color thread, just to go in some simple way. While my mind wanders off like it does sometimes....

Fun in Fresno!

3 days agoHobbies / Needlework : Muppin

I had the honor of being the guest speaker for the Fresno Fiber Arts Guild, in sunny Fresno, CA.  A couple of weeks ago, they sent me a copy of their newsletter that had these fun pictures of our class. Sarah Lin, their photographer and newsletter person, took some really cute photos.   At the...

Good Luck Sam!

If you watched the latest TFA podcast episode you'll have heard the news that Sam is moving to Toronto. We will miss her dearly. I'll miss her help around the office obviously, but I'll also miss her company! Knitters of Toronto, welcome her with arms wide open, she's a gem! She has been such a valuable addition to the TFA family this past year. Show More Summary

A Peek Behind the Curtain: Comparing 2015 to 2016

4 days agoHobbies / Needlework : Muppin

I make it no secret that I’m in this business to make a profit.  I can’t just jet set off to teach for the fun of it.  It has to make me money, so I can pay my bills!  During a conversation recently, I had someone ask me about “Where the Money Is” in this...

Dear Elliot

I did not know, my sweetness, what it would feel like to be a grandmother. I tried to imagine it, and I wasn’t able to, not the whole time that you were on your way. I knew I would love … Continue reading ?

april knitcrate

Okay. I could not be more in love with these colors from April's KNITCRATE. It truly takes everything I can to not cast on for this project. The yarn is Vocabulary Yarn in Hawaiin Ice and Cara Cara Orange. 100% Superwash Merino Wool....Show More Summary

Wednesday Mix

in case the player is not showing... It's a bit grey and cool today, but there is the memory of a sunny warmer day... I've added logwood, onion skins and madder to the mix. Using stuff up. The edge of...


Sue Stone: Faith, 2017 (mixed media, hand/machine stitch, acrylic paint) Sue Stone: Displaced April 28 - May 28, 2017 Owen James Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Time, memory and family are at the heart of Sue Stone’s mixed-media works. She merges the past and the present to connect personal histories and local identities through dream-like narratives. Show More Summary

post break

Spring break... one of my favorite times of the year. I tried the natural dying process of my eggs. I didn't really love the effect until afterwards. Turned out to be just want I wanted. A bowl of natural dyed eggs. ???? We traveled to Florida, yet again, for the break. Show More Summary

Mimosa Flower Cardigan

Pattern: Flower Cardigan by Evelina Murach. Yarn: TFA PureWash DK in Mimosa (ooak speckle - repeatable!) Ravelry Project page here. This is a classic Tanis story: On Wednesday I was supposed to go to the mall in the afternoon to do some gift shopping. Show More Summary


I think it could be a series. Suddenly. Because that is how it is going. How it might happen. I try to focus. Then, suddenly, I wander off. Like the weather here in April. It became so warm, like summer,...

Easy Going Color

Dyeing here is mostly small. I mostly use what grows here. But yesterday there was fresh turmeric at the market. We consume a lot of turmeric. I used to grow it in pots. Haven't done that in a while, since...


How words Spring forth. alternative link if you see no video player A Wishing Star with a Path Through it. alternative link if you see no player Today's List It's way warm, warmer than yesterday. The two rust spots on...

On the Outside

I have started and deleted this post about twenty times. Editing, deleting, re-writing, deleting, trying to say the right things about Elliot’s arrival, and what it was like. This time I’m just going to write straight through, and whatever happens, … Continue reading ?

Rocking in April

Fire. Evening. And morning. The nights are cool, the days are warm. Just warm enough. Perfect. I feel grateful. link if you see no player. just to feel it. sharing the warmth The Woven Wishing Star is on the studio...

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