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The sun is out. Old sea, she greets me each morning. Soul-o likes it better ON the table. I did not record the making of this one. Not like I do now. Long ago, I found a roll of old...

Winter Prep

15 hours agoHobbies / Needlework : Muppin

Winter is a good time for sewing, but I have been so busy this fall that I accomplished precisely ZERO winter prep.  I understand it’s supposed to snow here in Chicago tomorrow, so I had to hurry and get my outdoor prep all finished today. Things like cutting down my beloved peonies, and raking leaves,...

Also the server didn’t work

I  know someone who used to say that in their family, if you did something twice, it was a tradition.  This used to be a sort of a joke, where you’d do something that the family or your friends enjoyed, … Continue reading ?

A new Headshot appears! And how I met Bonnie McCaffery…

While I was in Houston, I signed up with my friend Bonnie McCaffery to have new headshots taken.  It’s not that my old one was bad… But I have often said that you should refresh your headshot often so that you don’t show up to an event and not look like what the folks there...

The Mending Room

The quilt in need of mending was on the studio floor yesterday. I wanted to spread it out, sit with it. But it's December and time to save wood for colder days. And today is a colder day. The studio...

scarlet and gray

I made these fingerless gloves so that I could look like a great fan of The Ohio State University. Since my Charlie is a Buckeye, I thought I needed a little school spirit, also! (Thanks for the emails. He is fine. Praying for all of those involved.) You can change the colors to color you prefer. Show More Summary

Why December? #31dayblogwritingchallenge

2 days agoHobbies / Needlework : Muppin

When I would tell people that I plan to blog 31 days in a row in order to kick start my blog, lots of folks say “That’s great.  But WHY is it in December?”.  I know, it sounds crazy, right?  The busiest time of year, crunch time for the holidays, lots of people take time...

December and Blanket

December. Way warm. Hardly need a blanket so far. In December I will mend. Tend. To the human wrapping cloths as I like to call them. Get back to blanket. I put the sketch, altered a bit, here. Again. Blanket....

New Weaving Kits!

Weaving kits now available!! About two and half years ago I came across the work of weaver Maryanne Moodie online and fell instantly in love. I travelled to Brooklyn to attend one of her now famous workshops and blogged all about the life changing experience here. Show More Summary

Free patterns for knitted gifts

candygram cowl, love you forever hearts, trench hat, thrummed mitts, blank canvas baby sweater, business casual socks, sunnyside baby sweater, buttons cowl, grammy's hat and mitts, prism shawl, alpha socks, baby shane blanket, It's that...Show More Summary

I Can’t Learn

Forgot to check my gauge. I’ll start over.

A New Basket

The Basket of Continuing. (the basket is a personal symbol for self) With the needle(S) still in it. Rising. As if Overflowing Floating within reach. This piece was pictured at the bottom of this post, before stitching. The base was...

A quick trip to Toronto

A few snapshots from our trip to Toronto (details and captions on my Instagram feed). bottom right photo credit: Knittedbliss' instagram. Last week we packed up the kids and drove to Toronto for a lovely long weekend spent with family and friends. Show More Summary

our sunset thanksgiving

Since we were spending Thanksgiving out west we decided to take our Sunset Magazine with us and have a completely non-traditional Thanksgiving. Sunset featured a FoolProof Feast we decided to try. We made the list (on a Chalk Lots!), bought the ingredients and then drew names out of a hat as to which dish each person would make. Show More Summary


There will be no sunshine today. I saved some from yesterday. This is the avocado I started from a pit last year. I didn't think it would make it. But it is fine and strong. It needs a bigger pot....


Star Block 1 (from the Cat Quilt which at this point I think needs a new name.) They were all supposed to be the same. But it didn't happen that way. Ten years ago. Before Spirit Cloth. Remembering. The indigo...

thanksgiving 2016

Happy Saturday, friends!I hope your Thanksgiving was full of love and included time spent with family and friends.Lake Tahoe was incredible. I feel completely blessed to have been there with these five.We had a completely non-traditional Thanksgiving from traveling to preparing all new recipes for our Thanksgiving feast. I can't wait to share.

As Winter Approaches.

Old sky needed a bit of help this morning. It's been grey. Like November, here, becomes. Two little things on the wall became one. Which is good. I ran out of room. A seasoned stray knows winter (here) well. She...

Get thee behind me, tiny things

I am finished knitting the tiny things. I feel like there should be a parade, or some sort of party, or a telegram from a dignitary tasked with congratulating people who undertake this sort of business. The last two tiny … Continue reading ?

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