November 2022 Round-Up: Work, Work, Work, and Play

Today’s monthly round-up is brought to you by exhaustion, distraction, overwhelm, phone pictures, and the manifest prognostications of burnout. In other words, I’m going to be complaining today. I have a sermon and an article to write this afternoon, but I find my writing gets a lot better if I can work out my grumpiness … More November 2022 Round-Up: Work, Work, Work, and Play

Dooner’s Girasole

Let’s see if I can find my way back to the beginning of the story of this shawl. The year was 2013. The month was August or September, I forget which. Stringbean, then a tiny six-month old, had been in the hospital with a UTI. Being a new mother left me feeling completely shattered, all … More Dooner’s Girasole

2021 In Review

It’s that time again! Time to look back over the year that was, and think about the year ahead. This has become an essential part of the Christmas season for me, part of the celebration. It’s the view from the mountaintop: looking back, I see the highlights, and they make me thankful. Looking forward, I … More 2021 In Review

Big Mighty Hexies

MiniMighty’s quilt is done! This quilt is nominally much simpler than Stringbean’s or Dooner’s. But I really struggled with procrastination in putting it together. The very simplicity of it was unmotivating, somehow, although it was meant to make it a more reachable achievement. When the quilt top was finished, I was certainly very happy with … More Big Mighty Hexies

2020 In Review

I just read my “goals” post from January 2020. My goals were practically feasible, but emotionally lofty and idealistic. If I could talk to myself a year ago, I’d just say, “Oh, hon. You are enough. Just hold on.” I don’t really know how to write this post. Jared joked to me about a month … More 2020 In Review

Love Noticed

Poor Stringbean: every time I cast on a sweater, she moans. Another one? When for over a year now she’s been asking me for a sweater. Honestly kiddo, the real reason I keep knitting sweaters for myself is my stash! Most of my yarn and fiber that is in sweater quantities is older than my … More Love Noticed