Wednesday, April 6, 2016


I've talked before about my kitty, Molly. She's a very sweet tuxedo that usually looks like she's pleading.

Or, due to the white patch on her upper lip, sneering. Usually pleading.

Normally, she doesn't care all that much about yarn, or fabric.

That being said...

Today, I was updating photos for two of my etsy listings- a dropstitch scarf and a half circular shawl and then she decides to care.

Although, not that she'll show her face. In the year and a half that I've had her in my life, she's very rarely allowed her face to be photographed.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Orange and Blue (revealed)

I recently got the quilt back from the quilters! Wednesday afternoon, I got the call that it was ready and I went and picked it up. And it was GORGEOUS.

So today, under the watchful supervision of Molly (above), I attached the binding. 

Even though handsewing, in my opinion, looks better, it comes out all sucky when I try. So machine sewing it is. 

(Doesn't that quilting look fabulous? I'm really happy with it.)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sneak Peak (also known as, Orange and Blue)

Orange and blue are not colors I would have instinctively put together. In fact, the (perceived) contrast) was why I bought the fabric- I planned on doing a specific quilt, and I thought the contrast would have looked REALLY good. (and, let's admit it, different than my usual color schemes.) But when I went to print and start the planned quilt, the pattern had disappeared.


I had to come up with something else to do with all this fabric. Which didn't work with ANYTHING else in my fabric stash (except, of course, the black and gray I bought for the original quilt.) But I had decided I didn't like the gray with the orange and blue.

But then I saw this other quilt.

To be honest, I'd seen pictures floating around Pinterest before. It was interesting, using half square triangles (which was a new concept/technique for me), and maybe a Someday quilt, but I was seeing it in a different light.

I was seeing it in Orange and blue.

Keep tuned for the reveal, folks. Planned for this coming Wednesday, February 10th.

Friday, January 22, 2016


My kitty, Molly. Who is an absolute sweetheart.

Don't you want to just rub that belly?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter Blues

Here in New Hampshire, we were just hit with an average of 30 inches of snow. That was last Tuesday.

Today, it was snowing again. Just flurries; enough to be seen, not enough to accumulate. I was leaving my office this afternoon, running some papers to the courthouse, and a guy next to me mused; "It's snowing. That's different."

Completely sarcastic, but it still rang a chord. Usually I love winter (usually, winter means I can deck out in handknits), but this year? Totally over it. The snow, the gray skies, the dry skin... I'm done. Just keeping my eye on the prize: which is, a cruise to the Bahamas, leaving May 31. This is only the second time in my 29 years that I've looked forward to leaving winter for warmer climes- the last time being after a week of no electricity.

I know I'm not the only one with these feelings. Therefore, I have decided to share with you. From now until May 31, 2015 I am running not one, but two sales.

First, my stitch markers are marked down automatically. They were originally listed at $10 US, now they are listed at $8.  That is an automatic 20% savings on the stitch markers, no minimum purchase.

Secondly,  any order more than $50, I am offering an additional 20% savings. Simply use coupon code WINTERBLUES to take advantage of this special offer.

These two sales are running until May 31, that is, until I can escape to the Bahamas.

Because I am so sick of winter, and I'm sure you are too.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


It's September 10th. There are now 105 days until Christmas.

Holy crap, only 105?

Sure, 105 days seems forever away- after all, it's triple digits.

But for a crafter, 105 days is nothing, It's under four months, and most crafters, even the "selfish" ones, feel the urge to make something for everyone for Christmas.

Normally, I quelch the urge. My handmades go unappreciated, and unused. And I make things to be used. And appreciated.

This year is different- I'm broke seven ways to Sunday- I can make my expense, but that's about it. So I'm crafting if I can. I still got a chuckle and an appreciation for this article though:

The Ugly Truth. 

Because even to the broke among us;  some people deserve coffee cups.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sometimes, You Have To Take A Stand

I'm not sure about the amount of coverage this story is getting nation-wide, or even world-wide, but here in New England, the story of Market Basket is dominating the news cycle. It has been since June 23rd, when Artie T, or "the good Arthur" was ousted as CEO of Market Basket.

Why was he ousted? It wasn't for the reasons most CEOs are ousted. He was let go because of greed, pure and simple. He was let go because his cousin, Arthur S, is full of greed, hatred, and revenge.

The warehouse workers and truckers were the first to stand up and fight for our way of business, and our way of life- because at Market Basket, we are a family, and we feel like our family is being destroyed not from within, but from outsiders.

While I don't have much in the way of spare money, I do have yarn- and I do have (some) free time. That is why I am proposing this- I am knitting a stuffed giraffe, and placing it up for auction/bid/whatever. Proceeds go to the warehouse fund, which is raising money to help support those who are taking the worst it in all this.

Because its not just Market Basket employees being effected. It goes past us, and past the customers. This is effecting a large segment of the New England economy

And I want to help however I can. Any suggestions on platform?