Will you help name me?

pink vest front view

Every once in awhile, a design comes along that needs a bit of help. Such is the case now. You see…this lovely vest has no name. The design was a joy to work up, and the finished vest came out exactly as pictured in my mind. And while I am generally narrowing the list of […]

Silly, silly, goat…..

desmo_lookingaway_july2014

OK Desmo….we’ve had this discussion before….the muck wagon is NOT a toy, it is NOT a shelter….even if you look totally cute playing with & in it. Now, please put it back on the wheels and go play on the rocks. Thank you.  

More summer knitting….

atoll shawl full view

One project I’ve embarked on this year is updating older patterns with new photography, because let’s face it – my photos sucked. They were really not good and not presenting my designs well. Earlier this year I met Tabetha Hedrick, fellow designer and photographer, who did some wonderful photos for me. With life intervening, it’s […]

“Grecian Elegance” sweater pattern in latest Patternfish newsletter…..

grecian elegance knit sweater side view

Did you read the latest Patternfish newsletter? I had a very pleasant surprise when as I read through the newsletter – there was my Grecian Elegance pattern in the Editor’s Choices section! Now, I do love it when folks buy my patterns directly from my website, but if you haven’t visited Patternfish – you should. […]

Today we remember….

blackened trees along hodgen rd

One year ago today, a fire began that eventually¬†covered 14,280 acres – and came to within 1 1/2 miles of my home (a pretty small distance when a fire is spreading quickly). June 11 – 20, 2013 were the most stressful days I’ve ever experienced. The stats: 489 homes destroyed 37 homes damaged unknown number […]