Exploring

  Summer has finally arrived in Maine, filling the sky with blue, warming the air to the perfect temperature, and leaving everything else astoundingly green. It is such a short season here, sometimes I start to panic (it’s already July!!) and worry that we won’t […]

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Cloth Covered Rope Basket

Where did it come from? Who made it? Amos asks these questions all the time. My answers range from: I don’t know to A farm or A cow or, often, probably a factory. Sometimes the answer seems simple, I made it. As I’ve gradually sewn […]

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Binding it together

My latest quilting endeavor is, of course, for our baby, due in about 8 weeks. I didn’t have a specific pattern in mind but while browsing for ideas I came across the disappearing nine patch. I chose nine fabrics that I loved because they contrast […]

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With Gratitude

                In this season that can be filled with abundance, connection, and joy, it is hard to forget the loss, fear, and despair that also fills the world. Though it is only a tiny tiny thing in the […]

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Birthday Backpack

                      I had been thinking for a while that I would make Amos a backpack for his second birthday. It’s one thing to envision something but often quite another to sew it together. I found […]

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Not Essential

I’ve been trying to stay focused this week, to work on some writing projects and other must-dos but spring has been very distracting. Amos and I have been spending most of the day outside, at the beach, the playground, on walks and bike rides. When […]

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