Homestead Update

Talk about weird days...I struggle periodically with RA-like symptoms. My rheumatologist insists it isn't truly RA.... Kind of like my mom's doctor told her back in 2015 that she didn't ACTUALLY have diabetes...but that the only thing standing between her and a diagnosis was 5 years time. Now she has type 2 diabetes. I don't … Continue reading Homestead Update

Cabbage-Busting Sewing Projects

I'm in the process of moving my sewing paraphernalia to our basement and setting up my workspace downstairs. This gets complicated in several respects: 1) I have 4 children to work around and very little time where my eyeballs can be otherwise engaged away from them. 2) Our basement is semi-leaky because we can't figure … Continue reading Cabbage-Busting Sewing Projects

Repurposed fabric: Curtain to Cross-back Apron

I'm thrifty. It's a point of pride. So when my neurotic border collie, Flynn, savagely chewed the corner of a 100% cotton curtain panel, it was too nice a fabric for me to waste it. 1) I replaced the nice curtains with a canvas drop cloth from Amazon. $12 vs $60? Yes, please. 2) Then, … Continue reading Repurposed fabric: Curtain to Cross-back Apron

Fall/ Winter Projects 2020

This has got to be my favorite time of year because it has all the excitement and novelty of getting out patterns and getting yarn and fabric for all my sewing and fiber crafting projects. My husband teases me for having multiple projects going all at once. And I've learned to just take that in … Continue reading Fall/ Winter Projects 2020

Crafting Projects Fall 2020

In my time of Crocheting- from about 5th grade, with a brief hiatus during my teen years, and then picking up the hooks again after my first child was born, I have not ever made finished anything a garment for myself. Technically, I made an ear warmer headband, and began a scarf. But we all … Continue reading Crafting Projects Fall 2020

Life Goals

This year has been ROUGH! God has absolutely gotten us through it, but if I had to sum up the year in the prayer I prayed most often, it'd be "Thank you God for bringing my husband home alive and for sustaining our family." Seriously though, when you have a year like that, it really … Continue reading Life Goals

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

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

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…

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