Years ago, I discovered Rachel Held Evans, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her blogging and her books. When I learned a few weeks ago that she had suddenly experienced seizures during what seemed like a treatable illness, I started checking up on her every day (her husband would post updates from the hospital). I checked this morning,… Continue reading One of My Favourite Bloggers/Authors Died This Morning
Happy Spring of 2019! Yikes, it has been a year since I last posted about about my creative projects. I constantly have them on the go, though. And when I get around to photographing them and blogging about them, I always enjoy the process. As always, I will try to post more frequently about my… Continue reading Drawing and Painting
I’ve been sitting on this news since last winter! In February, I received a completely unexpected e-mail from a book editor at Olive Branch Books, a sister press (and the religious arm) to the Well-Trained Mind Press which publishes classical home education materials. He asked me if I’d be interested in writing supplementary children’s activities for… Continue reading Fun New Opportunities For Me!
This past March, I turned fifty. In the months leading up to it, I thought quite a bit about how I wanted to celebrate. I still felt too “young” to plan such a thing for myself. Then I thought, “Why shouldn’t I? It’s FIFTY years of my life on this planet – that’s something to… Continue reading 50th Birthday
As always, I continue to dream up new projects or finish ongoing ones! Here are the latest of my thrifty home decor projects. Remember a couple of YEARS ago when I started making crocheted beaded edge blue snowflakes? Finally, here is the finished banner they were intended for. I did use five shades of blue… Continue reading New Thrifty Home Decor Projects
Lately, to relax, I’ve been puttering. Creatively puttering, that is. It is difficult for me to just sit and play with art and craft materials without an end product in mind, because I think I need to be productive – must. produce. something (or must tend to some urgent task)! And yet, children creatively putter… Continue reading Playing with Colour and Pattern
Last summer I heard about a free sectional couch (yes, from a clean home) being put to a curbside, and it was in good condition. It was hauled into a garage for us, and my husband picked it up a few days later. I’d been wanting a sectional couch for awhile, simply because it would… Continue reading First Time Project: Canvas Slipcover For Couch