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lord of the flies.

drawing for a collective art project to be unveiled in February.
this is first time I’ve drawn seriously in a very long time, so it took a while to get it going. 17 more words


Canvas Stitches with the RSN

First off, I’d like to thank you all for being so patient with me.  I had good intentions for posting mid class, but…  well, it isn’t called intensive for nothing.  786 more words


Two Tip Tuesday - idle hands

As I mentioned last week, my husband got a new hip and I spent some hours sitting with him.  I wasn’t up for taking my laptop along, so I took some handwork.   245 more words

The Pink Rag Doll

C was very consistent with her request for Christmas–a doll with pink hair and floppy arms that would rest in her lap. (C was also adamant that her doll would have a smile, so this doll lacks the neutral face that can be helpful for imaginative play.) 102 more words

A Mother's Book Of Hours

I Love These Two

Recently, my children and I hit a sweet, melodic flow. It’s not a coincidence that this occurred organically after I made some concrete decisions to simplify my life a bit, pare down the number of things I consider top priorities (how many top priorities can we possibly have?!), and just let myself live a little, without letting the constant internal judge that resides in my psyche like a doomsday specter screw up the sweet life I have. 180 more words


Laces of Ipswich

A great find – this book, The Laces of Ipswich, The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry by Marta Cotterell Raffel is perfect for combining my interests in history, genealogy, and economics.   58 more words


Slow week, slow stitching

This week will be wonderful, because we will have our grandson every day. But that also means no sewing, for the most part. However, I have joined the 1 Year of Stitching group and will try to get a stitch in every day! 59 more words