Friday on the Homestead

There are so many things that NEED to be done that it's difficult to prioritize which to do first. I opted for re-catching strawberry runners. Yep... Re-catching. My 1 year old decided to "un-catch" them at some point. So I went outside to check on them today for a customer, and found many uprooted, unpotted, … Continue reading Friday on the Homestead

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Sewing Things

I've been scheduling leisure into my day; taking a page from my husband's book. Does that mean my inner perfectionist feels like that means neglecting things that could be more productive? Yes. Do I usually end up physically ill before I take me time? Yes. So fine. I've had enough feeling like garbage, and all … Continue reading Sewing Things

Restlessness and my Remedy

Sometimes I struggle with feeling restless and bored with the mundane day-to-day operations on the ol' homestead. I think if we're honest, most people do feel that way about life at some point. But I tend to handle it in a systematic fashion that has helped me cope with my chronic ADHD need to be … Continue reading Restlessness and my Remedy

Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

...I wonder how many posts I've written that begin with, "Oh my goodness, it's chaos around here..." I'll look into it. That's research I don't have time for at the moment. Update with the mold issue: I haven't been back down to the basement since I realized just how allergic I am to mold. The … Continue reading Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

What happens when you're 10 weeks pregnant, all your regular bottoms are too tight, and your maternity clothes are all wintery? Well, first you cry a little. Then, you go out to the garage, dig out fabric you've had for 6 years, and you make yourself a skirt with a forgiving waist line, that's what! … Continue reading DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

English Paper Piecing

I stumbled across English Paper Piecing (henceforth referred to as EPP) last winter as I was feverishly crocheting Christmas ornaments for Christmas gifts. I thought to myself, "That would be a much more productive use of my time and scrap fabric than what I've got going on now." Except then Christmas happened, and life happened, … Continue reading English Paper Piecing

Cut-away Embroidery

Whilst cleaning out the garage, I found a treasure trove of cut-away embroidery made by one of the matriarchs of the family who built and established our estate. Long forgotten, I'm sure, I was in awe of the intricacy of the needlework and the delicate beauty of something as simple as a tablecloth. There were … Continue reading Cut-away Embroidery

Completed Needlepoint Project

I finally finished up the project I started for my friend who had a baby back in June. Note to self: always start the project BEFORE the baby is born... Because it takes forever. Here's how it turned out! Again, not a perfect masterpiece, but I think it's cute. And it was good practice and … Continue reading Completed Needlepoint Project

Embroidery Project

One of my friends had a baby...like 3 months ago... I know, I dropped the baby gift ball. It's hard to find the time to craft (or perfect a craft) when you have 3 littles all vying for your attention. But, I'm making progress, which is something! Here's what I've gotten so far: So I … Continue reading Embroidery Project