Reading and Stitching – Olympic Edition

Are you watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi? We are, and we’ve been enjoying every minute of it.

Lots of knitting and stitching happening during all of that time in front of the TV. I keep an embroidery and a knitting project in the basket next to […]

Some Plans For The Year Ahead

I mentioned yesterday that I’d realigned my personal schedule (it’s more of a flow chart, really), to better reflect my personal priorities. As I looked back over the months that were 2013, I realized that I had not read nearly as much as I would have liked, and the time that I was able to […]

Stitching, Reading, Remodeling

My little hexie project has been forsaken for the last few weeks. I started working on the second piece again this week. I’m learning from the mistakes I made with the first hexie flower, and I’m refining my applique technique a bit with this second one. I plan to keep one for myself and give […]

Hexie Madness!

In the last week, we’ve celebrated Copper’s birthday with all of our kids and grandkids here at the same time, signed all of the paperwork for the financing of the new kitchen, checked out estimates to repair my vehicle, had a whole bunch of maintenance done on that same car, took William (my social butterfly) […]

Eclectic Summer Crafting

I’ve always been sort of an eclectic reader, preferring to have three or more very different books going at once , which allows me to match my energy level and/or mood to my reading choice. It turns out, I’m every bit as eclectic in my crafting. It’s not unusual for me to have a couple […]

What I Did While I Was Away

I want to thank you all for being so gracious during my unplanned time away. I remind you all, frequently, to hold your plans loosely, knowing that the Lord’s plan for your days is always better. It’s still important to plan, of course, but it’s also important to be able to discern when it’s […]

Copper’s Day Off – A Curriculum Ordering, Home Improving, Productively Sewing Kind of Day

The heat of summer has arrived here in northern California, so we spent the majority of the day working inside. We all were busy with various, separate tasks and managed, between us, to accomplish not much of anything! Days like that happen.

The day was still productive, we just don’t have much to show for […]

Spiders Are Great Thread Savers

Until recently, I’d never heard of using a “spider” at the sewing machine. In all of my many years of sewing, this handy little tip had never come my way.

The "spider" currently residing on my sewing machine.

I’ve often thought, and even said to my daughter or husband, that sewing wastes […]

The Saturday Acrostic – October 15, 2011

The Saturday Acrostic – A week end review, using eight pictures and eight words in an acrostic format.

S – A – T – U – R – D – A – Y






Unbelievable! (The recipe is here.)

Business Card Holder for Dani

Awhile back, while puttering around on Pinterest, Dani and I found a tutorial for a cute business card holder. She mentioned that maybe I should make one for her, but I’d already started planning to do just that!

Using scraps from one of the fabric lines for girls in her shop, and this beautiful pinafore […]