There and Back Again

Got to have a little down-time with a trip to Maryland for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

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Learning and Exploring

Photo: Ursa Minor and a “magic box” that makes whole entire decks of cards disappear! gasp   Over Christmas someone gave the boys a “magic” set full of some 150 pieces of plastic and stuff. The boys were thrilled. I was…less enthused… because omg so many pieces and they will all be lost in an instant. Also,…

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,…

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…

[Quiet Thoughts] Give a Little Bit

Photo: I got to tour the U.S. Capitol Building today. It was the purest sort of magic. I got to be a history/civics nerd and see a whole lot thanks to a most wonderful friend. I am extraordinarily lucky and utterly indebted to my dearest friend for the opportunity.   When I was in elementary…

Doin’ My Best Here

Photo: Look at that well-patched knee, ya’ll! Not my best stitch work, but it’s hard to sew under these conditions! The boys’ jeans are too small to fit under my sewing machine, so I’ve gotta do it by hand and at a funky angle! Anyway, I’ll get plenty of practice… because I have four more pairs of…

[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…