Unraveled Wednesday

There has been a fair amount of unraveling around here.  Some of it even involves yarn.  On Monday I began a new project with some lovely yarn.  I was making progress, a very soothing and easy to memorize pattern.  I need to do 15″ for the first section and about 2″ along, I noticed a mistake.   I could not figure out what happened, tried frogging back, but then gave in and unraveled.  I am back on track, in fact my edge stitch looks even better so it was a good thing.  

I got the audio version on Anne Lamont’s new book.  I have been to hear her speak numerous times but I can’t get to this book talk.  I enjoy hearing her read her books.  I also got a new book for our tiny person.  The preschool teachers at my school really like this Easter book.  

It is a short week and spring break begins on Friday.  I am in need of a break and some time to tidy up a few things that have been unraveling around here.  Be sure to visit Kat today for more Unraveled Wednesdays.

Mondays in the kitchen – H2O


I have quite a collection of water bottles.  I keep a 20oz cup on my desk at work.  And every morning I fill one of my pretty water bottl s to take in the car – a lovely orange HydroFlask, a Mount Ranier bottle that was a gift from my sister, and my newest addition, a Lifefactory glass water bottle.  I make every effort to drink 64 or more oz. of water every day.  And while I like plain water, I also like to jazz it up a bit.  My favorite combo, a slice of lemon, a slice of lime, some fresh orange juice, and a chunk of ginger.  As we move into spring I will add some frozen cranberries or blueberries, apple slices, and maybe even cucumber to my water bottles.  

How do you make sure to drink your water?

Sunday stitches

March was not a month for finishing things on my #17ufosin2017.  

I made progress on my Orange cardigan and pulled out my Cuppa blocks for some more prepping.  I did finish two pair of baby pants, three donation hats, and started a few new projects.  

I am hopeful that I will have a few finished at the end of April.  For now, 

I am pleased with making progress.h

Visit Meredithe to see what others are checking off their lists.

Hello April


Will you be gentle?  Or at least slow down the roller-coaster we have been riding the last few months?

I am hoping to cast on and get walking with the Healthy Knitter (I don’t have much success keeping up with knit-alongs but I am going to give it a go).

I have plans to eat well.

I am not going to join the very invitng journaling and creativity challenges that launch this month but I am looking forward to Just Five Things.

I am looking forward to some color – a Fitbit replacement, perhaps a new Bible.

Spring break is the next row on the calendar, Easter is coming, and my birthday wraps up the month.  I am hopeful.

Thanks Carole and Kat for the invitation to welcome a new month.

Unraveled Wednesday.


I wasn’t sure about posting today.  I have written about yarn and books on so many Wednesdays and was sorry to see Ginny’s weekly yarn along come to an end.  But then I read Kat’s post and I decided to share with you a book and an author talk.

The book is The Wonder and I have seriously fallen into this story.  I read the first 60 pages in one sitting and I am a slow reader. I cannot wait to get back to this book.

Last night, I went to hear Bryan Stevenson speak.  I read his book, Just Mercy when it first came out and I heard him speak at The Justice Conference a few years ago but it was a video cast.  I have been looking forward to his talk for months and he did not dissappoint.  It still amazes me to see this huge concert hall filled with people who love books and I was not surprised when this event sold out.

I have pulled out my lovely threads and promised myself to get back to my Cuppa blocks over spring break. For today, I am excited to be linking up with Kat today.

Monday in the Kitchen – coffee


I love my morning coffee.  We have a coffee maker that has a timer so the coffee is ready before my feet hit the floor.  A hot Cuppa coffee with my morning reading time gets my day off to a great start.

Recently, Kat mentioned that her Moka was a necessary kitchen tool.  I had to look it up but when I saw the picture, I remembered bringing a similar coffee gadget home when we cleaned out mom and dad’s house.   I believe they bought it on a trip to Italy and it looks like they haven’t made this model since the 60’s.  Fun!  So, I have investigated how to use this little coffee maker.  The knob on top is missing but my husband thinks he can replace it.   Can’t wait to give it a try.

Sunday stitches


Yesterday I met with a little group of quilters at a local quilt shop.  Most of them are doing the 2017 Sue Spargo block of the month so I got to see some of the blocks and not surprisingly, they are beautiful!  I was going to take one of my Cuppa blocks to work on but Friday was so full that I didn’t have time to prep one.  Instead, I took these red X’s that I am working on the for 70237 project.  I am planning a Middlings quilt.  I stitched on my pieces and listed to the ladies talk about classes with Sue at Ailomar.  Another one to add to my someday list.  When I left, I had a new energy to get back to my Cuppa blocks.

Today is one of those “nothing on the calendar” days.  I’m thinking an extra cup of coffee, finish stitching these red X’s, pulling out my Cuppa blocks, a bit of yoga, and a time with our tiny person.  Visit Kathy to get some slow stitching inspiration.