It's glorious out! I can't bear to be inside. Overcast, windy with some good gusts, the palm trees making a wonderful racket. Oh, it's also 73. I'm in short sleeves, a skirt, apron, and flip-flops. Down here, winter is the season we can be outside almost all the time. There is also the possibility of … Continue reading Windy
Yesterday we drove over to Holy Archangels Monastery near Kendalia, TX. It was an absolutely lovely day! The only thing to mar it was Mittens running into a cactus with her foot. One of the spines went through her shoe into the instep. It was obviously very painful but by this morning we were afraid … Continue reading Trip to Holy Archangels
...to end 2018. It was a stunner! (Watch the time-lapse at the bottom too.)
Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation
Rather than apologizing for the long hiatus and trying to update, I'll just begin again. I spent the previous few days at the Ancient Faith Women's Retreat meeting at Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania. It snowed the afternoon, evening, and night we arrived which was simultaneously a big treat for me and a big headache for … Continue reading New Beginnings
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August
~ I think I may just keep blogging here with photos as the spirit moves me. I just got a bit burned out by posting actual posts with not much feedback (and I am very grateful to those who did comment much of the time!). My day-to-day blogging will be on Instagram.
Seen tonight at sunset. Severe thunderstorm warning alert right after this was taken. Still photos below video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f7ISceg7xkk