I love to visit the bison at Pioneers Park, but my daughter isn’t a big fan. It’s tough trying to convince her to do a little drive by hello. (I know I’m the one driving, but without her buy in, the way home gets kind of whiny.)
I’ve discovered that sometimes I just need […]
This weekend I went to my first Mormon Baptism. I did some research to see if there was a traditional gift, but turns out it’s pretty much like a Catholic Baptism (except the children are a little older and get a little more wet).
I kept seeing prayer rocks popping up […]
These pants are from the mending pile. They fit my daughter in length, but were too big in the waist. They looked like an easy fix: open up the waistband, take in the elastic, stitch the casing closed.
As I started with Mr. Seam Ripper, I noticed that there were a […]
I’m starting with an after picture so you’ll see the pretty new tablecloth first. I’m a little bit embarrassed posting the before picture, but I guess when you publicly make a commitment to finishing up some long overdue projects, that’s what happens. In my defense, the chair at the end of the […]
In my creative space today, I’m pushing myself beyond my color comfort zone.
When asked about my favorite color, I usually respond Roy G. Biv. It’s true. I love all colors of the rainbow. It’s just that I’m more of a monochromatic girl: shades of a particular hue combined with a […]
This weekend I finished the mittens to match the Kitty Cat Hat. My daughter loves them, but wants to know when I’m going to add a cat face. Really? Can’t we just be happy they got finished before Spring?
When I bought this yarn I asked the store owner if he […]
I’d like to say that I adapt fairly well to change, but that doesn’t mean I like it. Today I tried three new things and I’m actually exited about them.
crochet yarn over
Recently, my friend Jennifer pointed out that our double crochet stitches look different. She watched me do mine and I watched […]
My first official Finished on Friday post: remember this basket? Back in September I mentioned that it was ready for a lining. Then it sat around for a few months before I decided to just start using it.
Without a lining, though, the sides were getting a little saggy and […]
A few things got put on hold over the holidays. Most of them are simple mending projects: fix a hole here, sew a button there. I should mention that the basket isn’t entirely full of clothing. The bottom half is filled with yarn bits for granny squares. The mending just sort of […]
I’ve been trying to think of a way that I can do something for the flood victims in Australia. Something besides just donating money (which there is nothing wrong with, of course). Today Sarah London posted a blanket project that will eventually be “distributed to those affected throughout Queensland and Victoria, […]