A few weeks ago, I was in our local little fabric store picking up some pretty silk/cotton fabric that my friend Jenny was going to sew into a dress for Selma. I do not have a good relationship with my sewing machine. I think about those VW commercials from the 90s where they talked about “farfegnugen,” . . . → Read More: It was all because of the grommets
Yesterday we got a huge dump of wet, wet snow, the city almost shut down which is saying a lot for Cordova. The snow removal machines (And James who seems to be constantly shoveling our BIG driveway) have had a very hard time keeping up. Snow keeps falling off the roof (roofalanche!) and piling up in . . . → Read More: Tis the Season for snow, and gifts!
I recently made a châtelaine. Dotty at The Net Loft had a class on pattern darning, and this was the project we worked on. I had never heard of this great little tool, a belt, of sorts that you wear around your neck to keep tools at the ready. Mine has scissors and yarn needles. I . . . → Read More: Tools right at hand
I guess I still have hats on the brain. I’ve been trying to finish a lovely lace shawl, but it’s a little slow going, and I got sidetracked on Wednesday. It was James and my 14th anniversary, and I wanted to make him something even though he’s not here. I’m leading a knit-along next week on . . . → Read More: Make the Tassel of Your Dreams
I’ve now been in Cordova for a little over a year, and I’m enjoying being able to attend some favorite events from last year for the second time. Tonight was the Copper River Watershed Project’s Berry Festival. It’s a pot-luck dinner where everyone brings berry-themed appetizers, drinks, salads, entrées, and of course, desserts in order to . . . → Read More: Berry Sweet Rolls (A recipe)
There’s been a mini spinning boom here in Cordova. Earlier in the summer a couple of people in town expressed an interest in learning to spin, and Dotty had a class. I dusted off my wheel which had been hibernating most of the year and started spinning a little too. Selma wanted to learn, and when . . . → Read More: In which I brave a storm to take a photograph
Selma started fourth grade today.
Of course, she chose her own first-day-of-school outfit, including the jacket which was my mom’s in college. Yeah, my mom is pretty tiny. I love school supplies, clean crisp notebooks, backpacks, new pencils. Since I don’t get to go back to school, but I do need a new date book/organizer right about . . . → Read More: Back to School
I tried to think of some witty post title about felting, but they all seemed too cheesy. At any rate, Selma and I taught needle felting last week at The Net Loft. Students made little needle felted portraits on craft felt and then framed them. Selma and I had made little portraits as class samples. Mine . . . → Read More: Insert “felt” pun here
On Wednesdays at the Net Loft there’s a Knitter’s Night Out, and in the summertime, often the store offers a mini-class you can choose to take. A couple of weeks ago it was a pretty lace washcloth with a lavender pattern that the owner, Dotty designed. And tonight, I’m teaching granny square necklaces. I was inspired . . . → Read More: Teaching Grannies
July has been a crazy month. We’ve had a fabulous time entertaining visitors–two families, friends from Maryland, visited us–and we finally had excuses to do some of the fabulous nearby sightseeing that’s all around us. Like exploring the beaches at low tide.
Hiking the arctic rainforest that’s all around us.
We visited Child’s Glacier, which is “out the . . . → Read More: Warped.