Happy Sewing!

On Monday,  I had a meeting at my house so I didn't go to the gym while the kids were in school. After the meeting, I set out to sew some patterns I had cut out during our last snow storm/no power (an aside, we are expecting 12 inches tomorrow-ugh). I attempted to sew Miss … Continue reading Happy Sewing!



I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl! I started this sooooo long ago. While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it. Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn. I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in … Continue reading Hitchhiker

Yarn Along

  Joining Ginny's monthly Yarn Along Since finishing Ann Patchett's Commonwealth (which I loved), I have mostly been listening to audio books as I painted my craft room, commuted to work and did some Olympic Knitting. First, I listened to the 4th installment of The Sleuth Sisters-Sleuthing at Sweet Springs. At a local nursing home, … Continue reading Yarn Along


Olympic Knitting

This year, I decided to make an Olympic project. Although I completed it after the Closing Ceremony, I am still happy I finished it in quick time. I chose a free pattern from Red Heart-American Pride Knit Cowl. This was a fun project. I learned how to make one left, always nice to learn a … Continue reading Olympic Knitting



When we moved into this house, we painted our dining room a lovely teal color. It was perfect for a dining room. Problem was, we never used the dinning room except for Christmas Eve dinner. So, the dining room became my sewing room. Dining room table became my sewing table. Then we decided to sell … Continue reading DIY


Small Projects

The past few weeks, I have completed small knitting projects and easy sewing projects. First, I finished my Bridger Cowl (free pattern by Kris Basta found on Ravelry). This is a project that has been in my queue long before I actually could knit. Small enough to fit in my purse, I knit this on … Continue reading Small Projects


Lil’ Snood Dogg

A few weeks ago, I sold my Necchi Supernova sewing machine on FB marketplace. I found I just wasn't using it enough to keep it. I drove to a different town to make the sale and passed a Joann's Fabrics on the way. So, of course I stopped in! I was surprised to find many … Continue reading Lil’ Snood Dogg