Thursday, May 19, 2016


I've come to terms with the fact that I still like boot cut jeans in a skinny jeans world.

Lunch sponsored by Oval.

Sew, press, trim. Repeat.

This chirpy Carolina Wren has been waking me up each morning. He sounds so happy which makes me glad I notice him everyday.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Just us

We camped. Rode the loop. Spotted bear. And deer. And coyote. Lazed in hammocks. Gazed at the campfire. Ate junk food. Considered splashing bat researchers as we drove trough the river crossing. We didn't. We hiked. And teased each other. And laughed at silly things only we think are funny. We slowed way down. It was glorious.


Thursday, May 5, 2016


I'm pulled outdoors this time of year. Not pulled so much as compelled. Fingers in the dirt. On posey patrol. Planting, weeding, watering, smelling, stopping, staring. Enjoying.

Happy May to you.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A little cover for my Singer Featherweight

I've been meaning to make a little cover for my Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Last week I finally did. I measured from front to back up over the top and then from the bottom to the top for the side pieces. A few cute fabrics and decorative stitches later, I have this cute cover to protect my machine when it's sitting unused.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Under the Dogwood

We moved into this house when the girls were 4 and 2 and this Dogwood tree outside out back door became a hub of play and imagination. Ropes and boards were hung from this exact branch to make swings and benches and beds. Then an official rope swing hung here for many years. Today a star hangs set on an automatic timer to light our way in the night in the dark forest where we live. I see this spot from many windows in my house. And I rest here in the shade often. When I gaze upon it or sit beneath it, sweet memories flood my mind.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Building cars and racing them.

Vintage quilt tops from kind strangers.

Junior prom.

Soccer games.
So, so, so very glad she has this group of friends.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Giving away fabric over on Instagram!

I got some happy mail and want you to as well! The bundle of fabric that I curated for Fat Quarter Shop arrived and they have generously donated a bundle for me to give away too. Head over to my Instagram page and see how easy it is to enter for your chance to win!

Contest ends tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20th so hop to it!

Happy Spring!