a Friday list

At the top of my list today is getting this quilt basted. This was one of projects I worked on last week. The animals were a printed panel and a lot of the fabric was used in the baby quilt I made for our tiny person. I tried to let the process be simple and random. I have the backing and the batting, just need to get it done. Out tiny person is going to be in a toddler before we know it.

Here are a few links to share:

This blog post and link to an interview.

Golden milk and turmeric lattes.

I rediscovered this podcast last week.

The cast on date for this knit along is just around the corner.

This book, kind of a beach or sitting on the deck read.

Happy Friday



The students are finished, the teachers are ready for check out, and I am feeling summer break so I am;

Thinking about – making lovely things from this magazine and a new bag pattern.

Grateful for – a more flexible work schedule now that the school year is over.

Interested in – learning to sketch and starting with this tiny bit of Queen Anne’s lace.

Fun – one week from my annual quilt retreat (where I will likely do some sewing and knitting but maybe a new quilt is brewing).

I would love some book suggestions for the second person square on my book bingo card.

Thanks to Kym for this fun Friday prompt.


We passed the halfway mark for the #100dayproject this week! And to be honest, there have been a few days when I have not picked up my pen or needles but in the spirit of the project, I am letting this be a part of the learning process.

Today I am using Kym’s fun Friday prompt:

Thinking about these Lime Bikes and wondering about the riders who are using them. They sure are popping up in some peculiar places.

Grateful for an extra day added to the holiday weekend – a snow day that we didn’t need to use!

Interested in this knitting project. Mary and Kat did this last year. I am going to swatch this weekend.

Fun ahead. There is some sunshine in the forecast and a new barbecue on the way so there will be reading on the deck and grilling this weekend.

Happy Friday!

exploring some new directions

These last few weeks I have begun making a new kind of list – a bit like a bucket list – of things I want to invite into my life. Here are a few things on my list:

Learn to draw, especially with colored pencils

Make a bottom up sweater – I have tried and given up but there are so many lovely patterns

More time in the garden

Start running again – it has been too long and I know I will be slower but I do miss running

Week in the Life – I did this a few years ago and it was great fun. It starts on Sunday.


Thinking about my Birkin sweater that has been ignored all week and planning to pull it out for Friday night tv viewing.

Grateful for the weekend coming up without much on the calendar.

Inspired by the beautiful post Edinburgh Yarn Festival pictures still popping up on my Instagram feed and all the lovely yarn and meet ups that happened.

Fun for tomorrow – I got a free Pilates class at a new studio so I will head over there and try it out.

And because it was a weird week, I will close with an extra gratitude for all the time I get to spend with our tiny person. He is loving being outside and loading up his dump truck with rocks.

Friday Dreams

I have a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) this week. The Edinburgh Yarn Festival is happening and my instagram feed is blowing up with wonderful photos of yarny adventures. This is definitely on my bucket list.

The weather has been amazing and I have been watching spending more time outside and watching the mailbox. At some point over the last month, I fell down another rabbit hole and found myself adding an embroidery sampler to my bucket list (and my shopping cart). I hope to choose my threads and start stitching this weekend.

Then there are these beautiful folios – which I will not be ordering since I already have too many notebooks and these shoes which I might be ordering so I can get back to the trail.

What are you dreaming about today?

Hello Friday

We had some beautiful sunshine yesterday- it is amazing how that lifts the spirits. And the chickens have decided I need a bit more vitamin C in my Friday. The rain is back so this liquid sunshine will be a welcome addition to my lunch.

Inspired by Kat, I have a few Friday links to share:

We went to a Wailin’ Jenny’s concert this week. These women are so good. I especially love their version of One Voice.

I am making plans to visit Tolt Yarn and Wool a few times this month. This weekend there is a trunk show for the new Plain and Simple book and Icelandic Wool month started yesterday.

This sweater pattern has released. I’m not really in the market for a new sweater but it sure is lovely.

And this book was recommended by two trusted reading friends so I had to pick it up – FOMO is in full swing.

Happy Friday!