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Self-Care, Creating, and Grounding

You’ve probably heard tell that the full moon a couple of days ago on the 14th was a super moon. Danny and I made a point on that night to drive out to an area with less light pollution and fog to get a good look at it. We drove south a little ways and stopped… Continue reading Self-Care, Creating, and Grounding

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Fall & Fiber in New England

After Bethany’s wedding in Boston earlier this month, Danny and I had a week to explore the area on our own before heading back to California. This was Danny’s first visit to New England, so in addition to some Boston history, food, and fun I made sure to include some of my old stamping grounds… Continue reading Fall & Fiber in New England

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In My Dye Pot: Logwood and Madder Root

Ah, finally back home, and not another trip in sight for a while. Whew. The wedding was awesome. Beautiful, the perfect day. I’m looking forward to seeing how the photographer’s photos came out, especially the shots of Bethany’s shawl, which looked lovely. Danny and I had a good trip exploring New England last week, the… Continue reading In My Dye Pot: Logwood and Madder Root

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CA Wool & Fiber Festival 2016

I’ve been in New England for about a week hanging out with the bride-to-be. (She loves her shawl!) The wedding is only 9 days away, and we’ve been crafting hard to create the final touches for the wedding, like favors, decorations, center pieces, and welcome bags. There’s still plenty to do over the course of… Continue reading CA Wool & Fiber Festival 2016

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On the Needles: Cardi, Socks, & More Socks

My stay here is Kansas has been sweltering, but full of much needed and hugely appreciated quality time with my parents. I’ve also been able to act as the helpful daughter by working on a few things around the house while I’m here. Last week, I was excited to be able to celebrate my dad’s… Continue reading On the Needles: Cardi, Socks, & More Socks

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Shetland Wool Sweater Upcycle

Upcycling my own clothes is not something I have a lot of experience with. As a theatrical costume stitcher in my early 20s, I certainly had to alter an array of garments, so the concept is not entirely alien to me. It’s hard not to be inspired by the wonderfully creative upcycling ideas I’ve seen… Continue reading Shetland Wool Sweater Upcycle