Category Archives: life as we know it

our holy week wrap-up

Mediocrity is a hard word to apply to onself; yet I see myself so equal with it that it is impossible not to throw it at myself—realizing even as I do that I will be old & beaten before I accept it. I think to accept it would be to accept Despair. There must be […]

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Wednesday Random

Sometimes when you’re stuck in what seems to be a never ending series of bad days, the only thing to do is wind yarn by hand while sipping your strawberry limeade. Yes, I have a swift and wool winder but by hand is still my preferred method. The big granny afghan is done and before […]

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Around Here

  Lest you think it was all appliance repair, car repair, and deep cleaning last month, there was also lots going on behind the scenes. Stolen moments in cafés, a stack of submissions read (another growing stack waiting to be read), helping the Poulette dye playsilks, making tooth powder, countless sessions of snuggling on the […]

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growing

  i learned to crochet at five at my great aunt’s knee (bless her patient, patient soul). my dolls were awash in wee afghans and granny squares. i’ve been saying for oh three, nay four years now that i’d like to reacquaint myself with crochet in order to make an afghan. in fact, i decided […]

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balm for the soul

  backstory: i made a bunny for the bunny-loving poulette’s birthday. having never made anything like this before, i might have been slightly over zealous with my stuffing of said bunny because the directions said stuff well, no one likes a floppy bunny. sadly, sweet felicity bunny developed holes, holes of the kind that couldn’t […]

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