Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Saturday and Sunday were GLORIOUS! I sat on the front porch, knitting and enjoying the warm temperatures. A little exploration of the yard found bright sunshine, and in a patch of shade, a little leftover snow. And lookie here - the beginnings of spring! Of course on Monday, we had snow and ice. New England weather never ceases to amaze. What's going on in your neck of the woods?

Friday, March 06, 2009


Like many crafters, I have more than one craft that I love. Of course I don't love all of them equally, and the relative rankings change based on mood, inspiration, time, etc. (although knitting is almost always at the very top of the list). Lately I've become re-interested in sewing. It started with some newly-published books. Then I saw some really cute things (mostly for kids) in stores (including Etsy) and thought, "I could do that!" My success has been mixed, but I'm having fun re-discovering the craft. I have been fighting with my sewing machine a bit. I finally took it to a great little "sew and vac" place and they were super helpful (thanks Amy!). Turns out I had threaded the machine wrong and that caused the tension to be all wonky. After a quick tutorial (and a suggestion that I take a class to learn more!), I'm back on track. And what a difference a correctly threaded machine makes! Instead of feeling like the machine and I are at odds, it feels all symbiotic, and the machine is humming! I working on some simple pajama pants. I'll post real photos when they are done. And then I'm diving into this great collection: "more than 40 projects and idea for inspired stitching." I can't wait!