This new book by Kh. Christine Rogers was wonderful! I had so enjoyed her book, The Road to Golgotha, last year and was delighted to learn she had a new book being published. The first thing I noticed when beginning this story was how easy it was to engage with the characters. They are wholly … Continue reading Review: Spyridon’s Shoes
I was excited to receive my long-anticipated copy of Tending the Garden of Our Hearts in the mail yesterday afternoon. So excited that I have already finished it! During the last Advent fast my youngest children were old enough to participate in Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent. I found it helpful as well, … Continue reading Review: Tending the Garden of Our Hearts
Last year Elissa Bjeletich sent me her delightful Welcoming the Christ Child, a book of 40 family advent readings and matching ornaments. I loved it but felt that my youngest two were not going to appreciate it, so I saved it for this year. (You can read my review here.) One dilemma I had was … Continue reading Jesse Tree
[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 feel a bit bad about co-opting the regular post yesterday for a Yarn Along post (especially since it linked to the shop), so here's a more original one. I've been working (slowly, in between other projects) on a plain, basic cardigan for myself. I like the color although I can't get it to show … Continue reading Yarn Along: cardigan and Women’s Work
I can't begin to tell you how much time goes into something this small! This set is now listed at Cozy House Curios. *** I had just published this post when I saw there was a Yarn Along for March posted! In the interest of efficiency I decided to edit this into a YA post. … Continue reading Yarn Along: Miniature crocheted bedspread and pillows
Looking forward to seeing dear friends today! Moppet is over the moon. 😊 The order of the bookcases has rather disintegrated so I'm reordering them and dusting as I go. Just remember to keep the Pledge and the coffee separate.
This is one of those hibernating WIP (work(s) in progress) that I've been trying to dig out and finish. I think I started this about 12-18 months ago and dropped after row 8 or something. I'm on my third skein now and making decent progress. In case you can't imagine the finished product, here is … Continue reading Yarn Along: Cross Blanket
I loosely followed this recipe found in James Michener's Chesapeake.
I cast on for the Martinmas sweater while waiting to board in Houston last week. I finished it yesterday and it's blocking. All it lacks now are buttons. I put together an unorthodox combination of factors (sport weight yarn, size 3 needles, pattern size 6-8) in the hopes that the end result would fit Mittens. … Continue reading Yarn Along: Wool Martinmas Cardigan