Archive for January, 2012

Back in the Saddle

Posted on January 29th, 2012, by Trina

It’s been a while since I’ve been in front of a class teaching, as I’ve had tutoring students for the past long while. It’s a different beast being up front, but the power that comes from wielding the whiteboard markers is intoxicating. Or maybe that’s the markers…

New ‘do

Posted on January 27th, 2012, by Trina

These are the days

Posted on January 26th, 2012, by Trina

that require wine, chocolate, an awesome community, and frozen dinners. “They” say kids grow up too fast and you miss this stuff. I will never miss today. I will never miss seeing the side of my kids that makes me wonder, deep down where I’m afraid to go, if they’ll grow up to be Good [...]

Making Waves

Posted on January 24th, 2012, by Trina

I started this quilt over 2 years ago and it’s been languishing on my sewing table while I thought about how I wanted to finish it. Now I’m almost done with it!


Posted on January 23rd, 2012, by Trina

“I’m teaching Bob how to build Legos!” I’m pretty sure the cat is cursing her lack of opposable thumbs.

Getting There

Posted on January 22nd, 2012, by Trina

After another 6 hours of practice, I have improved my free motion skills a bit more, and tried trapunto. The cat appreciates my efforts.

I Spy

Posted on January 21st, 2012, by Trina

It’s hardly visible, but there’s a tiny burr on the needle plate that only became apparent when trying to do something other than straight stitch. Much troubleshooting and frustration preceded this discovery, but I managed to catch up and learn a few things in my free motion quilting class today. More tomorrow!

Caught Red-Handed

Posted on January 20th, 2012, by Trina

I was having a near perfect day. Great coffee, a few errands, a couple of chores, lunch with a friend, finished the prework for a quilt class I’m taking this weekend, kids both had outstanding days at school, they cleaned the bathroom when we got home, we had a snack, watched part of a movie, [...]


Posted on January 19th, 2012, by Trina

Tweety has been begging me to buzz her head like her dad and brother, and I couldn’t think of any reason other than “you’re a girl” to turn her down. The thought of saying that to her made my stomach hurt, and I dodged the issue whenever it came up. Recently she has discovered the [...]

Deja vu

Posted on January 17th, 2012, by Trina

I got to grocery shop with baby W today and he fell asleep on me. So cute and cuddly, and I got to give him back!