Surrendering to the Season

Sometimes it's so hard to accept that we can only do so much at a time, and yet it's also freeing. The surrender. Surrender...often looks like a kicking-and-screaming-followed-by-peaceful-acceptance cycle for…

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My Grandma Made Me Do It

Well...not made me, per se, but certainly inspired me to do it! Grandma Marian, she's the one I often think of when I think about my making journey. She's the…

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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…

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How I Plan My Garment Sewing

I have a strong inner nerd, who loves to plan, sketch, dream and consider the possibilities before narrowing it all down. I love taking inventory of what I have and…

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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.…

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Our Bodies are Just Right

I've been teaching a series of classes locally on sewing knit garments...a t-shirt, skirt and leggings. The students and I jumped right in with pattern drafting on the skirt and…

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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…

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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…

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