Joyful Anticipation

Or: How I Learned to Stop Grousing and Love Christmas Music in Advent Like most Anglicans in my demographic, I have gone through a snobbish phase. I have followed the dictum of many of us regarding Advent: “Save Advent for Advent! Christmas has its own season!” And its most relevant corollary: “No Christmas carols during … More Joyful Anticipation

Wee Saxifrage

Making these three sweaters was a special work of love for three special girls at a sweet time of life. I was going to make this blog post about the sweaters, but you know what? I just want to talk about the kids. Stringbean is in Grade 1, and she is so six. I love … More Wee Saxifrage


When I started typing the title of this post, I thought I was inventing a word. Then my phone autocompleted it after six letters. Clearly I am not alone. I am on the brink of starting several projects. I’m all warped up for my next weave, complete with header, but can’t bring myself to throw … More Startophobia

A Priest Crafts: S2 Episode 2: Morse Code Thanks

My second weaving project is done! In this episode I focus on my planning process, going from a color gamp sample to finished pillows. The stripes appear random, but they are actually the name of our new home in Morse Code. The blue background says “Kangi&iniq,” the Inuktitut name for Rankin Inlet, and the purple … More A Priest Crafts: S2 Episode 2: Morse Code Thanks