It's not just yarn and fabric we make things with... ...we made Madrigal a custom-sized shelf for all of her things! This turned out to be quite the endeavor for us. While DIY is very appealing to me, and I've got the skills to make it work in terms of cooking, baking, and the fiber/fabric… Continue reading things *we* make for maddy: a shelf!
Madrigal has started really enjoying reading longer story books. I've read "The Cat in the Hat" (all 61 pages!) so many times at this point, I'm pretty sure I have it memorized. Same thing with "The Rainbow Fish". Another favorite book is this one: "Extra Yarn" was given to Madrigal by one of my local… Continue reading planning ahead
Emma Aurora Harrison, born this Thursday, August 21st. 2 weeks early, but already 8 pounds! She is my brother and my sister-in-law's fourth child, but their first to survive. We are so happy to see her and to know that we will get to be a part of her life as she grows up! There,… Continue reading meet my niece!
I finally got around to sewing on ribbons for the closure, so now can declare the wee sweater an Officially Finished Object: Ravelry Project Page The Details: Pattern: my own, with the butterfly lace adapted from a motif in Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia book Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed LOFT, in "Blanket Fort" (a soft… Continue reading the wee sweater
So, I have this quilt. Actually, I kind of stole the quilt from my mom, who won it as a bingo prize as a teenager. I took it with me to college and since A and I moved in together it has topped our bed. Here's a picture (from when I was 7 months pregnant… Continue reading RIP, old quilt.
I've been terrible about keeping this blog updated. I actually had big plans for posting in July, but then I lost most of the month to illness and another basement flood and, well, now it's August. So my thematically-relevant posts for July will just have to be regular old posts for August and c'est la… Continue reading recovering