First up on my 2018 Make Nine list was a Lou Box Top. I partially chose that one first because I had already bought the pattern and fabric for two of them - an easy win to start off the year! It's a little wrinkled right out of the wash, but I grabbed the chance… Continue reading Sewing the Lou Box Top
If you're a sewist, maybe you've heard of the Make Nine hashtag. For those of you who haven't seen it, this bit of genius is from Rochelle of Home Row Fiber Co. She started it "by accident" in 2015, and it's just kept gathering speed since. She has more information and guidance for anyone wanting… Continue reading 2018 Make Nine Sewing Plans
I acknowledge the goodness of giving thanks! And gathering together, even just for a moment's reflection, the things (and people, books, ideas, or moments) that have shaped me in the last season, that have brought me greater knowledge, more comfort, deeper joy. So here are five things I'm loving right now: I just… Continue reading Five Things That Are Bringing Me Joy
Hello, 2018! Well, hello to you too, dear Reader - be you my mom, old friends in other cities, extended family, Insta-friends, or someone just stopping by on their daily walk around the internet. It's nice to have you here, and apologies that this has been a rather silent place for the last few months.… Continue reading Hello, 2018!
This summer is the first one we've stayed at home for, ever. Really! I don't think I've been at home for as much of the summer since high school. It's been soul-refreshing. But also surprisingly (or not) just as busy as a summer full of travel. I guess staying at home means I've had more… Continue reading Summer Highlight Reel
I finally got my library card sorted out, and I can now put things on hold online. What a thrilling event that is!! All the books, at my fingertips! Browsing the online catalogue is a little less romantic than walking the stacks, and there's less opportunity for serendipity, but with two small people in tow… Continue reading Crafting and the Library (Finally!!)
This might seem like a strange thing to those more rooted than we are, but this is the first summer we are staying "at home" since we were both teenagers and living in our parents' houses. For more than a decade, we've always been working or traveling away from the place we call home the… Continue reading A Summer at Home