Naming Contest

Naming Contest

Hi Yarn Alongers!  How are your projects coming along this week?  I love seeing the great outpouring of work, talent and creativity that is shared here–it’s so inspiring! I could use a little inspiration just now.  I’m nearly finished with this new design for an aran weight chunky lace work hat with seed stitch details […]

Who Loves Scones? Part 2

Who Loves Scones? Part 2

As promised, I’m back again this week to share another variation on my scones recipe with you!  A couple of weeks ago I wrote up our very favorite Chocolate Chip Scones recipe (it’s so good!).  But if you’re in the market for a fruitier option, this might be just the ticket! Just a note–the batter […]

Apricots and Secrets

Apricots and Secrets

I feel like I’ve been so secretive lately!  I’ve had a submission design in the works for several weeks, and now it’s finished!  Not as down to the wire as the last one I pursued (that has been accepted, yay!), but I’ve left myself just a couple of days to polish everything up and get […]

Who Loves Scones? Part 1

Who Loves Scones? Part 1

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to be doing a three part series about my family’s very favorite breakfast and/or afternoon snack choice: SCONES!  I’m so excited to share some of my most beloved recipes with you! They may sound rather fancy, like something you’d only eat if you were Lady Mary on Downton […]

Brand New Today!  Mother of Invention Shawl

Brand New Today! Mother of Invention Shawl

I’m so pleased to announce that my latest pattern–Mother of Invention–is available for purchase today in my Ravelry shop! My initial inspiration for this shawl was to figure out a way to use two colors in stripes of alternating texture to create a really interesting visual effect without requiring any colorwork more complicated than switching […]

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

The samples are done!  The samples are done!  I’m bagging them and tagging them and getting them ready to ship off to Knit Picks for final inspection.  The last of the corresponding pattern edits will be back from my tech editor today and I’ll be able to submit everything just before the deadline!  It feels […]

In The Rain

In The Rain

It’s been a pretty rainy spring here in North Texas, and you’ll hear no complaints from me…except when I really need to do a quick photo shoot and the heavens open up and the deluge begins.  Let me back up a minute… I got an email a few weeks ago about an advance Call for […]

Inside the Artist’s Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio

It all started with some crashing video drivers.  Which isn’t an end-of-the-world problem, but it does get to be annoying when the computer just loses its marbles for no good reason and requires a reboot. So Michael started looking at building a new computer from scratch.  Nice graphics card, big enough power supply, solid state […]

Bluebonnets 2016

Bluebonnets 2016

I’ve been wanting to share a few of my favorite photos that we took on a little excursion to my best friend’s dad’s property a few weeks ago.  If you’re not from Texas, you probably don’t know about Bluebonnet season.  I certainly didn’t before we moved here, but it’s definitely a Texan’s rite of passage. […]

Cozy Corner

Cozy Corner

This week’s big project was reworking our master bedroom to contain work space for me.  I have a new desk and computer set up (which I’m sharing about next week) and there was also space for this cozy little corner!  I love the pink wing back chair (although it doesn’t go with any of my […]