Clothing Upcycle using Hand Embroidery

This month I experimented with a clothing upcycle using hand embroidery. I enjoy all kinds of craft/handwork and embroidery is one of my favorites. Embroidery requires attention to detail and the process can feel a bit meditative.  The act of stitching also brings up some lovely nostalgia of time spent

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This year my word is Nourish

These days it is popular to choose one word as the theme or focus for your year.  This year my word is NOURISH. I began choosing words in 2016.  My first word was FEARLESS.  Then came CHOOSE, followed by FREEDOM, then AUTHENTIC and last year’s word was ACTION.  Choosing a

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The thing is, I don’t really like Spring

Today is the first day of spring; equal amounts of darkness and light and the promise of warmer weather to come. The trees are budding. The daffodils are peaking out of the ground. There is not a cloud in the sky. And it seems everyone is so happy that winter

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Recent Reads

I’ve read some great books so far this year.  A highlight of this month are three books from authors I have enjoyed before.  Here’s hoping the reading goodness is a trend carries forward into the rest of the year! What I’ve been reading lately: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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February Moments 2021

February was a snowy blur and it feels a little like a whole year has passed in only 2 months.  It is hard to believe that it is already March.  Life feels like it is passing quickly and yet dragging on.  I feel some buried stress emerging as we approach

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Easy Hats for Beginning Knitters

Many of my beginner knitting projects have been hats. Hats make for quick and satisfying knits and are a good platform for practicing new techniques. Here is a a round up of easy hats for beginning knitters; pattern and yarn links included. This is Purl Soho’s Learn to Knit a

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5 things saving my life right now

Each year as we hit the winter midpoint, Anne Bogel, of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog, writes about the things big and small that are saving her life right now.  This year I am joining in with 5 things that are saving my life right now.  As the weather drags

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Sometimes I Lose Things

This past week while traveling, I left my computer behind. I sat it down, fully intending to put it in my bag, yet I walked away without it.  Sometimes I lose things. This is a thing I do. I lose things and forget things. Sometimes I lose things less important,

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Marking Winter

I like to mark the changing of the seasons in small ways but marking winter is different this year.  Typically I might add some seasonal decor to the house or change up the food I’m enjoying.  I try to appreciate the change in climate and wardrobe.  These small seasonal rhythms

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Goodbye 2020, You were Life Changing

Goodbye 2020, you were life changing. And even though I am happy to bid you farewell, I am also grateful for some things that happened. This is my sixth consecutive year conducting a personal annual review and setting goals for the coming year. I take time to examine what worked

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