On the Mend: Mattress Stitch

I still have an offer out to fix clothes, as my own small way to fight fast fashion. Over the holidays, the clothes formed to a mending pile once again, so I knew it was time to get back to it! One friend needed fixes on a dress shirt and a hoodie. The chosen mending […]

Read More On the Mend: Mattress Stitch

Year of Stitch: January Update

This year-long embroidery challenge is going so much better than I anticipated! Like, I knew it was going to be a good time. I just can’t believe how much I’ve learned, and we haven’t even finished our first sampler. Here’s my progress so far. I have to say, it makes me feel super fancy that […]

Read More Year of Stitch: January Update

The Neighborhood Breed Study

I’m so excited about my latest class coming up in March! The first reason is it’s my first class I’m offering at the Kansas City Textile Art Center. Yes, the same center I took my Tapestry Weaving course with. I think their course offerings are creative, they have options for newbies and established fiber arts […]

Read More The Neighborhood Breed Study

A Decade of Yarn: 2021

I’m so, so glad that I have reached this milestone. When I started my Decade in Yarn project, I was so good about making my swatches for each project as I went. Yes, I was home and had nothing better to do, but still. I’ve said a few times that I lost a lot of […]

Read More A Decade of Yarn: 2021

A Visit From Ann Weaver

The Sunflower Knitting Guild still killing it with the guest speakers! This month, Ann Weaver came to speak with us about visible (and sometimes not so visible) mending. This was particularly exciting to me because she was supposed to be one of our featured teachers at Knitting in the Heartland 2020 (RIP). Also, I love […]

Read More A Visit From Ann Weaver

Art Yarn Wreath

I mentioned that one of my goals this year was to make some crafty wreaths. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, because seasonal stuff brings me a lot of joy. With my new place, this seemed like the year to do it! Working on Addie’s Hat, with the handspun single and flowers spun […]

Read More Art Yarn Wreath

Nina Chicago

During my blog hiatus, I made a trip to Chicago to visit my sister. Still a little nerve-wracking as we continue to muddle through this pandemic, but now that no one got sick, I’m really happy we went. One of the reasons I’m so happy about the trip was I got to partake once again […]

Read More Nina Chicago

Handmade gifts

Not to toot my own horn, but I killed it with the handmade gifts this year (so far… I have one Friendsmas still to go!). You can see them all on my Instagram, but I wanted to talk about a couple of my favorites here. First, Sharon’s Marie Callendar Pie ornament. The whole debacle brought […]

Read More Handmade gifts

Hello, 2022!

Took a bit longer of a break than expected, but I think it will be well worth it! Got some great ideas and goals for this new year. But first, let’s start with the old. I won’t prattle on again about how the year made me feel, but I am going to cover what I […]

Read More Hello, 2022!