The Piecing is the Easy Part

Photo: I had every intention of taking a photo in natural light (or brighter light) earlier today, but got distracted by fun with my friend. Soooo, take this for now and I’ll take a better picture before Friday.   The quilt top is done and I am very pleased. Of course, now the actual quilting must begin,…

[Fail] Curled Up in a Ball

Lord, sometimes the universe just knows. My Taproot came today and it’s just what I need. I have been feeling awful all day today. With the day’s duties over and the boys tucked in bed, the house is finally quite and still, allowing me to curl up with a heat pack, some decaf chai (which I’m…

On the Needles: Rag Doll Replacement

A lot of ya’ll Dear Readers are curious about my crafting projects. This year, I’m committing to writing more about what I make and how I make them. I hope the exercise will inspire many of you and also help me become a better crafter! I will include links to some of my materials in…

Gathered and Spun

Photo: Mt. Monadnock… We meet again. I’ve spent a good chunk of my New England experience disliking that mountain with a passion. Why? Well, during the first few weeks of my first year of full-time teaching, I found myself on a field trip to that place. To climb it. With 8th graders. I still can’t…

Crunch Time

Photo: Oh yes, my Little Helpers are doing their little gifts for some of the adults in their lives. They are actually enjoying the painting, so I am pretty pleased. Lordy, Lord, may we please get this all done!   Before I give you a little update on all the crafting I’ve been doing, I…

A Weekend in the Spring Air

Photo: What is Massachusetts life without some dudes runnin’ around with tights on their legs, firearms in their hands, and funky hats on their heads?   Lordy, is it 9pm on a bloggy day and I’m just now posting? Again? What is going on!? I’ll tell you what’s going on: April Break. Lordy! Welcome to a…

Operation: We Gotta Get It Together

Photo: The septic tank emerges from the winter wasteland! Look at that! Also, it’s kinda ewww because you know what’s down there and why that’s warm enough to melt the snow… gross. But then again, I’m happy to see it. It means that the snow can and will go away!   The sun is shining on the farmhouse…

[Bonus Post] Proud Crafter Moment!

I have been up since 5, first to write (Chapter 1 is put together!) and then to do some crafting before the boys get up. I have two blocks of the quilt pieced together and I am so proud of it! The snow has subsided, the driveway is clear, and I am feeling accomplished.  It…