muck muckin’.

My brother loves to muck around. Along with his wife, my sister-in-law, he just moved to Vancouver Island where the weather is colder than here on the mainland – mostly because they protect us from the Pacific Ocean storms! I decided that for Christmas I would knit him a simple sweater vest for when he’s…

rain rain, go away.

Come again another day! But if it is going to stay … which it tends to do here in rainy Vancouver … then I may as well have a super cute jacket, yes? It came together beautifully – I couldn’t be happier. The Minoru Jacket was definitely challenging but I enjoyed every minute. Although there…

a little Christmas blessing.

A very close and dear friend of mine welcomed their first child into the world last week after a harrowing few hours. Thankfully, baby and Mom are doing wonderfully. The family will be spending Christmas at home with their family in a town in South-Eastern BC called Cranbrook. It’s a gorgeous town that thrives on…

weekend glory.

We have had a difficult weekend. Early Saturday night, after Christmas party number 2 (of 4), I came down with the stomach flu. Unfortunately, I haven’t fully recovered. M came down with it last night almost immediately after his final exam, which finished his semester (yahoo!) – we should have been out celebrating tonight ……

gathers & cuffs.

Part of learning to sew again means there are hiccups, re-dos and frustrations. It helps that the whole time there was a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel because every time I put the jacket on my dress form there was nothing but good things. I’m so glad I did a muslin first!…