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The Quilt

    Last week, in a brief respite from toddler mania, I finished this quilt.  It took me a year and a half (most of that time spent folded up sitting idly on a shelf), but I did it.  I used up a lot of scraps – to keep it simple, I cut them in […]

Love What You Love

(Ok, so I just wrote this whole post, and then lost it.  Let’s try again.) I guess you could say this is my mantra these days – Love what you love.  I really mean it.  I’ve been realizing this year how much time I spend doing things I think I should do, instead of what […]

Loose Ends

Are you feeling it, too?  The sap is rising, the snow has nearly melted, and spring cleaning season is here.  I’m certainly feeling it.  I think I mentioned that I’ve been trying to finish up old projects – knitting, sewing, mending .  . . I’ve had the urge to scrub down parts of the house […]


Last weekend, we journeyed to DC to join the Forward on Climate Rally.  We were there – four among 50,000 – that’s no typo – Fifty Thousand.  What can I say about this?  We packed a suitcase of clothes and a suitcase full of organic food, and the kids were mostly great on the long […]

Nine Months

I’ve been terribly lax about posting baby photos, I know. Gabriel is nine months old today! He remains a total peach, and it cracks me up that in this photo you can’t see his red hair at all, since that’s what everyone oohs and aahs over in real life. He is on the move – […]

Little Aprons

If you’ve been at Wheatberry recently, you may have noticed we have a pint-sized employee. Her name is Ella (aka Lucy), and her favorite jobs include scrubbing the floor and serving customers. She made her apron herself (one of our projects from Sewing School).  (And thanks to Mika for the fabric, which we adore!)

Yarn Along – the first Molly Curly Sweater

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along . . . At last, after what seemed like a lot of work deciding on a sweater that I could make for both of my wee ones (it’s always faster to do the same pattern twice, and winter will be here before I know it), I cast on for the […]


This week, I sat down to patch some tears in our warm-weather quilt, and noticed that the quilt is not only getting pretty patchy, but the white patches are getting decidedly not-white.  At first this really bummed me out, but then I thought about it a while and realized this quilt has been our main […]

Yarn Along – Giveaway!

I’m excited this week for Yarn Along to show you a project using some of the yarn that came back from the spinning mill!  It arrived just before Gabriel was born, and I feel so lucky to have it.  The brown yarn is not from our sheep – it’s from a fleece I got long […]

A Season for Sewing

Sewing, it turns out, is a good way to spend the morning for a pregnant mama and her daughter.  Over the past few months, Ella has gone from mildly interested in spending sewing time with me to attempting to run our house like a sweatshop.  As in, “Mama, no, we can’t take a break for […]