Monthly Archives: April 2011

One Moment | April’s End

No, not again with the pictures of roses you say! I can’t help it, they’re just so beautiful. You know, I don’t get out much, right? My world is quite small, and this rose garden is a big part of it…I walk past it every time I leave or enter the house. The roses have just exploded! Just 2 weeks ago the first ones were opening, and now there’s probably 200 roses in different phases.

This week is the break between spring classes and May Term. I of course had big plans, and I’ve spent the bulk of the week doing all sorts of things, most importantly really getting myself organized and ready to teach like a mad-woman these next 4 weeks, but most of the making I had hoped to do didn’t happen. But, now I’m ready to teach, and I’ve got 3 days, I’m hoping I’ll now be able to focus and just get some things made. My moment? I always underestimate how much time stuff takes!

om [one moment] meet upalamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here:

Mother’s Day is Coming

With Easter so late this year, Mother’s Day is around the corner! Yikes! One of the items on my to-do list is finally ready to go: I’ve added a fancy schmancy cart system to my online shop! Which means that I’ve got a way for you to see what’s been added to your cart while… Continue Reading

A Set of Nesting Buckets

The fabric basket I made to hold the fabrics for my fabric dyeing tutorial had been knocking around in my head for a long time…like 2 years or so!   The combination of using a layer of SF101 and batting and turning the top of the basket over makes it quite sturdy, yet still flexible.… Continue Reading


Well, I had fun reading all the supportive comments on my “Turning 5” post. I surely hope I find a way to offer more classes to more people as time goes by! Here’s the results: Sherry and Gail, look for emails from me! Those lucky gals will be choosing either a hand dyed scarf or… Continue Reading

Snapshots from our Easter

How was your Easter? We had a great day yesterday! (Edit: Before I forget, my giveaway ends tonight – head over to enter if you haven’t yet!) For the first time in forever, Andrew did NOT have a Sunday morning Easter gig (even churches feel the economic downturn!). So he got to SEE the kids participate… Continue Reading

Checking in on my April Goals

Well, today was a busy one! I gave a final exam at noon for one of my classes, and then had final poster presentations for my other class at 3 – not the best timing ever, but at least they’re over, and except for grading, I’m done with Spring semester! I’ll have the rest of… Continue Reading