Archive for the 'gardening' Category


on Jul 22nd 2013

While I’ve been slacking as a blogger, I’ve been trying to play some catch-up with photography.  These are some of the things I’ve been working on. Our dear friends Scott and Vivian had their first baby a couple of months ago, and I was very happy to have an excuse to make this for them. […]

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Studio tour

on Jun 5th 2012

After tearing the room apart and putting it back together again, I figured I should make a new studio tour video. Enjoy! I’ve been spending most of my free time in the garden this spring, and the mild weather here has been wonderful. I know it’ll end soon, but I’m struggling to soak up as […]

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Lettuce, looms, et al

on Sep 21st 2011

I’ve been knitting a fair amount on this second sock yarn blanket over the last couple of months. I’m trying to stick to a watery palette this time around, and I’m making garter squares rather than stockinette so this one will be warmer than Chesapeake. I’m also edging the squares in black. I love how […]

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Back in town

on Aug 21st 2011

We prepped for summer camp, we went to summer camp, and we came home, and all is well.  I’ll tell you how well soon. In short: I made a ton of red and black patchwork. I gave away a bunch of presents. I started a new tradition. (These first three are all connected) I wrote […]

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Busy hands

on Jul 7th 2011

My Mom is still waiting for test results, so while we’re waiting I’m keeping busy. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I set up a great trade with my friend Kelby.  He’s very tall and doesn’t sew, but he needs clothes for living history.  I sew, and I need both music lessons and […]

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I keep forgetting

on May 31st 2011

I’ve been blogging away in my head, and even taking some pictures, but never getting around to actually uploading photos or typing things out. There may be some sleep deprivation going on.  Maybe. The gardening–it was manic for a while there.  I was putting in 30 hours or more for weeks in a row, while […]

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on Oct 12th 2009

I’m now so sucked into playing with the fancy new camera that I am not happy with any of the photographs I’m taking.  Any of them.  And yet, I want to document things I’m making and seeing.  So I’ll suck it up as best I can. The leaf-lace shawl is blocked and ready for my […]

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on Jul 30th 2009

My new camera is here.  Click. I’m pretty sure that’s a silver-spotted skipper. Kayo asks: “Anybody want a free kitten?  We have several.”

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Inch by inch

on Jul 21st 2009

New hedgerow socks for my Mom, who is healing from surgery and gearing up for chemo and radiation.  The Frija is officially a hit with my Mom, who loves the color and the yarns’ exquisite softness. The hedgerow madness continues.  I finished these socks and needed movie theater knitting, so I grabbed the leftovers from […]

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on Jul 2nd 2009

I’ve been repeating myself a lot lately.  As I’ve mentioned, it’s been quite a spring here for us.  I’ve been feeling overtaxed and overwhelmed and not terribly interested in taking on challenging projects–unless dirt and stone were involved.  Hence, the wall, mindless reading, and some repetitive knitting. As I was building, I had a bad […]

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