One of the most accurate signs of Spring are dandelions. You can have a few warm days or an itchy nose from tree pollen, but Spring hasn’t truly arrived until the dandelions come up. Most adults consider them a scourge on their lush, perfectly manicured lawn, but not me. I actually think they’re […]
Over the weekend my daughter announced she wants to build her own clubhouse. This is her blueprint, drawn in blue marker of course. She figured we could use some scraps of wood from the garage. Hmm…
I can’t believe my little girl will be bridging to Brownies this week. Next thing I know, she’ll be a second grader! (Actually, in one month!)
In my quest to do one creative thing a day, I asked her to pick something out of my Crochet Embellishments book for me to make […]
I gave up on growing our own veggies last year and bought a share in a local CSA. I’m doing it again this year, but my daughter begged asked me to please buy a few plants from her school fundraiser. We got some impatiens for the front, in Husker red of course, […]
Last night at knitting group, one of our members brought two huge bags of yarn she was destashing. I told her I had a friend who would love it and brought it home with me. I’m pretty sure my friend doesn’t have a ball winder and lot of the yarn was from abandoned […]
You know how sometimes the universe feels like it is trying to tell you something? That it’s been trying to tell you something for awhile, but you didn’t hear it until you were ready to listen? Yesterday when I opened Cloth Paper Scissors, I landed on this article and it hit me.
Last night I was knitting while watching a movie and didn’t pay too much attention to my yarn. Today when I pulled my project out at soccer practice, I found I only had a tiny ball left. Luckily, I had a second hank in my bag, but it needed to be wound before […]
So, I took a little break from the blog. Then I got out of the habit of blogging. Once I realized how long it had been, we had a national tragedy. Then I felt blogging about yarn and fabric seemed so insignificant. Finally, I realized that the earth is still turning and sooner […]
Last year when we went to NanoDays, I didn’t realize it was an annual, nationwide event. My daughter had so much fun we decided to go again; this time with a friend.
I figured many of the stations would be the same, which was fine because she approached them with a whole year […]