March 2021 Roundup

Lent is nearly over. It’s been a good one, though our kids are looking forward very much to it being over. The main unintentional casualty of my Lenten discipline of reducing recreational screen use has been my blog. So, this record of what I’ve been up to this month will be a bit of a … More March 2021 Roundup

Make Nine 2021

Happy January!!! We made it! I know we have no promises that this year will be all sunshine and roses, but at the very least, it’s a new page. I’ve not been this happy to write a new year in my journal since first putting 2000 in my teenage diary. When it comes to planning … More Make Nine 2021

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

Leno

I think “Leno” is kinda the worst name for a lace technique ever. Because you don’t think of delicate, sinuous, woven lace; you think of the guy with The Chin. But leno is what they called it. But what is Leno? I’m so glad you asked. So in normal plain weave, every thread crosses the … More Leno

Bench Cushions Redux

Some things are so nice, you make them twice. Sort of. I made these lovely bench cushions early this year. I was super pleased with how they turned out, and they greatly increased the comfort level for the bench-sitting crowd. However, they had a couple of engineering flaws. First, they were not washable. A major … More Bench Cushions Redux