This has been one mild January. Today it was sixty degrees. My boys, who are usually more content indoors than out, burst in the front door this afternoon, dumped their backpacks and jackets on the floor, and flew back out the door to play. I found this one barefoot and had to convince him that […]Read More: Unseasonably Warm, part two
Please tell me it hasn’t been an entire week since my last post. Oh, how neglected you all must feel. I guess it was just one of those weeks. Usually when I’m busy during the week, I at least have the weekend to spend getting caught up around here, but not this time. It was […]Read More: I’m still here, really.
Years ago, after a particularly prolific polymer clay kick, I had a wicker basket filled nearly to the top with clay-covered pens. It was wonderful! I’d run my fingers through them, dump them out, arrange and re-arrange them on the floor… sometimes by color, sometimes by pattern, sometimes in a gloriously long rainbow. But eventually […]Read More: Pen Affliction
From me, anyway. I’d gotten really board with all that stockinette. What am I talking about? Why, Aidan’s sweater, of course. Four months after I started it, I am done. DONE! Last night, before I went to bed, I folded up the sweater neatly and left it as a surprise on the corner of his […]Read More: And there was much rejoicing
I’ve been staring at this mess for a few months now, periodically shoving aside enough things to make a work space, but never actually putting anything away. The only thing that stresses me out more than looking at that mess is the thought of cleaning it up. Which is why it stays there, and I […]Read More: It’s time.
…much of the hoopla over SOPA and PIPA. If you have not, I encourage you to watch this video for a plain-english explanation of the damage this bill could do to the internet as we know it. If you don’t see the embedded video below, please click through here to view it. I promise the […]Read More: You’ve probably heard by now…
I am home. Yay! I had a great time, claying it up at the ‘thon as usual, but I am glad to be home. We moved to a new hotel this year, and while the work room was much improved over previous years (so spacious!) the hotel itself was on the creepy side. Apart from […]Read More: Clayathon recap
I’m at the Clayathon right now, taking a quick break from the polymer. I’ve already made a nice little pile of things, and as soon as they are sanded and buffed, I’ll be sure to give you a peek. For now, how about a completed knitting project? I just loved Eamonn’s Irish Hiking Hat so […]Read More: Quick Knits for the, er, me
Thank you for ordering crochet hooks this week! I’m closing up the shop in a matter of minutes, and then I’m ordering my supplies and taking them down south to the Clayathon. I can hardly wait for the weekend to begin. I’ve got several things I want to work on, mainly your hook orders and […]Read More: Crochet hooks, shoes, and knitting
Ok, who wants to help me be a little less winter-fashion-inept? I am reasonably comfortable dressing myself in the warmer months, or pulling together an outfit around a pair of jeans, but in the winter, anything not jeans-based throws me for a loop. I always end up feeling like I’ve chosen the wrong footwear and […]Read More: Fashion victim