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Sometimes, when you find that all you are doing is looking at pictures of quilts, pinning quilt blocks on Pinterest, queuing up projects on Ravelry, and staring at your piles of yarn and fabric, you just need to go and actually start something.


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March 18, 2013 · 11:25 pm

Right now.

  • I am on day 7 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  Has anyone here any done something of the sort? My chronic sinus troubles, constant pain in my shoulders, arms and wrists, and just general fatigue prompted me to try it out. Maybe it’s because I was already sick when I started it, or maybe because we are also pretty much paleo at home, but it has been surprisingly less awful than I thought. But I do really miss fruit….and my bedtime chocolate. 
  • Planning for the birthday season. Knittykid is first up and he has requested a jungle party. And he has big plans.  Math Boy is easy, he has never been a theme kind of kid, he was happy with pizza and cake and a few friends. But Knittykid…he has ideas, and he loves Pinterest. Should be big!
  • Contemplating plans for these lovlies:ImageAny guesses? Wont be a quilt, and I actually have a couple projects in mind. I purchased them from Annik at Mini Mushrooms. I love those Lecien blue dots! I want an sun dress made from them…wouldn’t that be gorgeous?
  • Looking forward to a weekend of quilting coming soon.
  • Enjoying photos from the eyes of a four year oldImageImageImageImageImageImageSo random….and all I con wonder is how he chose his subject matter. I love the inside of our piano and the red rug. And that big brown eye, of course! Don’t you wonder what he is thinking? I need to turn the camera over to the boys more often.

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Yarn Along

Yarn Along time today…

First, lets tackle the easy part. The knitting you see is a pattern I’m working on, basically a pair of ribbed leg warmers with a traditional stitch pattern set into the front. I’m hoping to write it up if I ever get them finished. I’m thinking these will look stellar with a pair of red tights underneath them!


Now the hard part. I’ve been writing a lot more lately about the state of our household. Obviously, we’ve been struggling and it’s been a tough year. I  think it is important to share struggles. While I love blogging for inspiration, the mother blogosphere is much too heavy on the “Look at my great life!” side and with not enough of us who admit, “this is hard, my house is a mess and my kids are crying all day long.” You all know I try to keep it real around here!

But I also respect my boys’ need of privacy,  my husband’s need of privacy, which is why you rarely see a face or a real name.  I’d like to be able to share (because I know it is helpful for many of you) but I also need to respect that my children will be grown-ups someday and might not like me putting every detail of their life out there for all to see. So I’ll just announce it like this: as of January this month, we are now an Aspergers family. Tough news, but good news because now we know what needs to happen to get life back on track for this sweet young man, as well as the rest of our family.

I don’t plan on switching up my blog too much…I like the knitting/sewing/spinning/family life balance that I’ve got going on here. But I also want to share if I’ve found anything particular that I think is interesting or helpful, and I also want to be an advocate for those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. I think there is a great deal we can all learn!

And thank you to all of my readers who have kept reading. I appreciate the support and comments, especially when I have been having a rough week. I want this blog to be a positive place, so I try hard not to get too much on the “this is so hard!” side of it. And I promise to keep up the knitting and sewing around here too! I have some exciting things planned…


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