As is very clear on this blog (and probably within about 15 minutes of meeting me...less, if Alvin has bid me farewell that morning by rubbing against my pant leg), I live with cats. Two of them. Alvin is featured quite heavily here, and on Facebook, largely due to the fact that he does so … Continue reading The Love of a Good Cat
I have begun working on gifts for Handmade Christmas 2017. This is undoubtedly the earliest I have ever started working on a Christmas present - even counting the quilt I made for Robert that took half a year. I always get so backed up with crafting projects in the weeks right before Christmas - which … Continue reading Getting an Early Start
No, not cat quilts. Nor quilted cats. Quilt cats. That is clearly how Alvin and Raven see themselves. They LOVE quilts. They love when I'm laying out the fabric to cut. They love when I'm piecing them. They love when I'm laying out blocks to see if the design will really work. They particularly love when … Continue reading Quilt Cats
With the recent addition of my new (albeit fledgling) skills in knitting, I have encountered a problem. Well, to be fair, the problem was there before. Throwing knitting into the mix just exacerbated the problem. What problem is that, you ask? Backlog. WIP/UFO backlog, to be exact. ("Work in Progress" and "Unfinished Objects" for those … Continue reading What to do, what to do?
I was torn between wanting to get out of my house this weekend and finishing the last bit of work on my room, so we compromised and did a little of both. On Saturday, Robert and I headed out to Huntley Meadows Park for a little woodsy therapy. (The original choice was Mason Neck, but … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend at Huntley Meadows
[whispers] Sooooooon..... Soon, you will see the project that has taken up a fair bit of my spare time, here and there, over the course of a year and a half. But not right now. For now, here's something completely different to tide you over! Part of my work space is filled with research materials … Continue reading In the Meantime
Like many places throughout the East Coast (and the mid-west, too), we've been hit with some pretty cold days this past week. It was 4 degrees this morning when I woke up, and that's not factoring in windchill. Being from Ohio originally, winter weather doesn't usually bother me. The days that people say are a … Continue reading Cold Days