The Time of “I Don’t Wanna”

Photo: This year, I’m learning applique. I was at my favorite fabric store today  (followed by pretty yummy Thai) to pick up fabric and embroidery thread/floss to replicate this piece that my sister did for me back in ’16. I call her Our Lady of Smiting and I give her a kiss whenever I go down…

Queen of the Moms

Photo: The greatest goodie bag of all time?   Yes, I wrote a whole post bashing goodie bags… then my friend convinced me to let her make them for Major’s birthday party anyway. I realize this makes me look real soft on my convictions. I suppose I would say that I love my friend more…

Thoughts from a Pick-up Playdate

Photo: My friend reminded me that fiber in hand and project in mind makes all troubles go away. We decided to take a special trip to the city to our favorite fiber store, Gather Here. I went in there un-inspired and came out with a little fabric and this amazing bag. I saw it and had to…

[Quiet Thoughts] Different Worlds

Photo: My pin collection is growing! I received the typewriter and coffee pins from my dear church mentee today! They are adorable! My pins live on my knitting project bag, which holds them well. Sailor Moon comes from Adorned by Chi.  Beyonce and Black Girl Magic came from Effie’s Paper.   I spent my Tuesday…

Just Own It

Photo: I haven’t taken many pictures lately, but scanning through my Google photo I found this awesome one from my trip to Vermont. My friend stocks toys in her house and this made me actually scream with joy and take a picture! I had this Fisher-Price Tudor House when I was a little girl and…

The One Good Thing About Being the “Only”

Photo: I take particular pleasure in a good, velvety yolk. I live for a good eggs benedict. Over- or under-cooked and I just growl. When it was time to teach The Husband how to cook, the first thing I taught him was how to get the eggs right. It took him a while, but he’s…

[Quiet Thoughts] These Summer Days

Photo: I realized I never showed ya’ll how the fairy garden turned out. Pretty good for a first try, no? Now the question is: what the heck do I do with this thing when winter returns? These guys aren’t gonna live in the house, are they? Some of ya’ll Dear Readers are botanists, so give your…

Mid-Summer Musings

Photo: May he always look at toys this way… Ursa Minor got to build this one with a little help from his grandfather. So much joy! He ran around the house with it for about 30 minutes and then you know what happened, right? Yup. Broke. Boys… Lordy…   I spent my weekend knitting and…

It’s Gonna be Great!

Photo: This photo is one of three that simply took my breath away last week. The absolute purity of is what strikes me. It says so much with so little. Wait till you see the other ones, Dear Reader!   Today is a big day for the three of us. Today is the first day…

[Quiet Thoughts] A Year Intact

Photo: Ideas have consequences. I write it often because it’s true. Minor’s idea was “I’m going to use the hose and see what happens.” There are a lot of pictures before this one that show his surprise and joy. There are others after that do the same. But this photo shows that precise moment of doubt:…