Category: My Story

4
Apr

Choosing the Right Materials

It takes time to learn how fiber/fabrics behave I’m a relatively new knitter and am working on my first sweater for myself…I’m 9 months into it! I hope I love it. The yarn is a locally milled and sourced, undyed Alpaca. It’s a rich, deep chocolately brown that I adore and is so silky to […]

19
Feb

Living Wholeheartedly

Have you witnessed, or experienced your own, wholehearted expression? There’s a magic to it. Something I can’t quite articulate; that I can only see from the corner of my eye. People lean in, energetically drawn to a person who is able to show up without pretense, without armor, without the need for adulation. Wholly in […]

6
Feb

Grace

I’m pondering grace today. The word keeps surfacing in my reading and thoughts and this morning I decided to spend time with it’s meaning. It’s a nuanced word…moving with beauty and elegance; in favor; a sense of politeness and consideration; ornamentation in order to beautify; the thanks we give before eating, and the one that […]

27
Nov

Honestly, Change is Hard

My wee boy began preschool this fall.  It’s been hard.  It’s the first time he’s been dropped off with a gaggle of other kids with or without his mama.  Each day has gotten a bit harder as he begins to anticipate his fear of being “left”.  It breaks this mama’s heart when he runs after […]

12
Jul

My love of Bullet Journaling

  I’ve always been a lover of lists.  Lists with little boxes to check when completed.  Packing lists.  Making lists.  To do lists.  Grocery lists.   Lists of restaurants visited on a 3 month road trip.  List of books I’ve read.  All of the lists.   Making a plan and writing a list has brought me a […]

20
Jun

Failing

    Not long ago I had the honor of teaching at a skill swap.  It was a lovely, peace-filled day full of happy, smiling people intermingling, learning a thing or two and sharing both bread and a dance step.   I taught a class on hand sewing a tee shirt…and I failed at it.  Really…not […]

18
Apr

The meaning that fabric holds…

Four years ago, my husband and I took 3 1/2 months and traveled out west, camping in a tent for 100 nights straight.  I did a lot of journaling and mindfully, working my way through Christiane Northrup’s “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”.   Mostly though we hiked, explored small towns, surfed and rode bikes; we also […]

3
Apr

Joy

  I recently finished a wooly cowl for a dear friend.  She sails the world and needed something to keep her neck warm in the biting wind and blowing sea (I picture something akin to images from “A Perfect Storm”).   It was my pleasure to knit her a cowl made from hand-spun yarn that […]

22
Feb

This little light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine.

I don’t think of myself as a shy person, I make friends easily and love to connect on a deep level…the truth is though, I’m better in small groups or better yet, one-on-one.  I think that’s why I’ve waited to put myself out here and to attempt to engage globally in hopes of finding my […]