One of the projects that I've been reaching for lately has been an english paper piecing project that I've been working on since December 2014 - nearly four years! Here's its current state: Each of these hexies has been hand sewed into place over the last four years. I was terrified of hand sewing when I… Continue reading Scrumptious English Paper Piecing
I set up my November bullet journal last week and froze - what are my goals this month? Setting goals have been hard for me lately. We're nearing the end of the year and bloggers everywhere will be reviewing how well they did with their 2018 goals. I can tell you right now - I didn't… Continue reading Clarity for November
I'm typing this blog post because I simply MUST blog. I haven't blogged since September and I haven't written anything since then either. How can this be? How can time go so quickly? I don't have any special pictures for this post. Or any special message or goal here. I just want to write for about… Continue reading I’m Alive!
The funniest thing about this post is that I started it on July 30th! And here I am, still working on a post about making time for the things that charge my batteries. A year ago I would have been furious with myself. Today? I'm practicing loving-kindness towards myself and finding amusement in the whole situation. Relatively… Continue reading Time For What I Love
Whew! August has been quite a month around here. I haven't read quite as much as I wish I would have, but that's okay. I've definitely been using the public library, whether or not I've been successful at actually reading anything! Today I'm linking up with Rebecca and her Library Checkout meme! Go check out her… Continue reading Library Check Out – August 2018
Thanks to Laila at Big Reading Life, I just learned about the coolest monthly meme: Library Checkout! There's no linkup this month, but the idea is for people to share what they've gotten from the library over the last few weeks. I love my public library - even if I mostly use their digital services… Continue reading Library Checkout: July 2018
Several months ago I read The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, which was an adorable and charming book about getting your home life and clutter under control before you die. It sounds morbid, but we don't often think about the mess we'll leave behind for our loved ones. This book was short and can… Continue reading Room For What I Love
Hi friends! It's time for another Classics Club Spin! Here's my full list. I've picked 20 and on August 1st the Classics Club will pick a number at random - and voila! That will be the book that I'm going to read. I'm hoping this will get me going on my list because I haven't finished ANY… Continue reading Classics Club Spin #18
Everyday I fail at being the person that I want to be. I want to be gentle and kind. To be forgiving and understanding. To accept others as they are and not push them to change. I'm not so good at being that person, but I keep trying. And the positive? I'm able to recognize… Continue reading Okay with the topsy-turvy?
Even with the long days of summer, I can't seem to get things done. A few tasks continue to be just out of my grasp even though I am desperately reaching to get them done. Blogging, for instance. I love it. I miss it when I don't do it. I'll go through my day and… Continue reading Mid-July Check In