I've taken a break from blogging for the holidays, but I couldn't resist posting my book list for 2018! I will bold the books that I loved the most. In order read, starting from January 1st: Swimming Lessons 3 Sleuths, 2 Dogs, 1 Murder Murder in the Boonies The Murder Pit A High End Finish … Continue reading Books of 2018
My first favorite is my knitting tote I made from a tea towel my mom gave me. We went to London together, so it brings nice memories to the forefront. My love of tea towels goes back to my mom's mom and I have a collection from her, my mom and my aunt who was … Continue reading Favorite Makes of 2018
I have so many patterns from Make & Do Crew saved to Ravlery it is embarrassing. So, when I saw on Instagram that Jess had a new book , I took a peek. I fell in love with this pattern: I went through my stash and bought a few skeins to complete what I needed … Continue reading C2C
It has been a while since I joined Book Date, Yarn Along and The Caffeinated Reader. Since my last join, I gave up on The Favorite Sister and gave it to my cousin. I finished How to Find Love in a Bookshop and really enjoyed it! I tried to read The Gunners, but returned it … Continue reading Book Date
My kids are very interested in my sewing, especially my son. However, Miss Mary has been wanting a sleep mask for days. I'm not sure where she has seen one, but apparently her eyes don't "stay shut" at night and "I really need a mask". So, since she doesn't have school until this afternoon, we … Continue reading Sewing with kids!
So long ago, I purchased Sew Liberated's Metamorphic Dress pattern. I was totally in love with it. I never made it. We are talking the summer. I placed it on my Year of Projects list in July. Well, of course, I decided that two days before Thanksgiving was the perfect time to make it. You … Continue reading I Did It!
After finishing my Stitch Sampler Shawl (which I just LOVE!), I wanted to use the left over yarn for a small project. At first, I thought a hat, but then I purchased the newest Simply Knitting Magazine and read an article on using knitting to decompress (which I have really needed the past few weeks). … Continue reading Scrappy Mitts
I love, love, love this finished object! On June 21st I cast on the Stitch Sampler Shawl, a free pattern on Ravlery (designer: On This Day Designs). I had planned on finishing this prior to a trip I had planned to California in September. I was knitting away... ...however, life got in the way and … Continue reading Stitch Sampler Love
A long time ago (well, maybe a year ago), I purchased JoJi's The Easy Bulky One Pattern. Reading the description, I thought it would be the perfect first sweater. Plus, Joji was having a KAL for this pattern. After working an eight hour call shift, I treated myself to the yarn called for in the … Continue reading Evolution of a sweater
We had a successful, fun Halloween! This is our first year trick or treating and both kids did well! Miss Mary had a blast and Eamon even went to a few houses (he was more interested in all the decorations). Our street does not get trick or treaters so we went to a street in … Continue reading Happy Halloween!