Bunting for Athena: A Tutorial and Announcement

This is our set up under the tent at Lake Carlos.

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and summer seems so far away.   I miss Athena, but I know she’s got a new water pump, new kitchen faucet and her A/C unit has been cleaned out.  All she’s waiting on now is a new awning, since the old one was stolen.  I can’t wait to get […]

My Latest Obsession: Knitting


So, in my last post I mentioned that I haven’t been quilting very much lately because I’ve been obsessed with knitting!!  I learned how to knit years ago, but I do it so infrequently that each time I picked it up,  I would have to re-learn it over again. I’ve made tons of scarves and […]

Things I’ve Made: 36-Patch Scrap Quilt


I’ve been so slow at blogging that I actually completed this quilt a few weeks/months ago, but am now just getting around to blogging about it… how sad is that? I started this quilt back in March at Quilt Retreat. My main focus during that retreat was to get my stash organized. After closing the […]

East Hennepin Avenue Buildings

First Universalist Church

As I mentioned here, during the summer I took a few “Yoga in the Park” classes.   More than one of the classes were held at Father Hennepin Park over by the Stone Arch Bridge.  A short walk from there (a couple of blocks in fact) is a series of sculptures of East Hennepin Avenue […]

Glamping: William O’Brien State Park

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I mentioned in the last post that I spent last weekend Glamping at William O’Brien State Park which was about an hour away from the Twin Cities.  Besides the  trip to Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, my friends and I sat around the campfire and knitted, hiked and had a chili cook-off on Saturday night.  I couldn’t have […]

What I made: A Kinetic Cowl


Over the weekend I was Glamping at William O’Brien State Park – which is 20 minutes away from Stillwater, MN .  There is a yarn store there that I have been meaning to visit since it opened in October 2009.  You’ve probably heard of it – it’s got a cute little name that makes me […]

English Paper Piecing: A Tutorial Part 3

hexis flipped to the back of the quilt.

I finally finished my hexi-quilt!  It seemed like it took forever, which it did – but only because I rarely found the time to work on it.  Once I made the effort to finish it- it actually went pretty fast. I posted this tutorial and this tutorial to show my progress and, as promised here, […]

Hexi Quilt – UFO No More!

Front of quilt

Look at what I finally finished!!!  My Hexi Quilt is a UFO NO MORE!!!  Hallelujah!!   I actually finished it a little while ago – maybe before my trip to Yellowstone.  (I know it’s been a while since I’ve checked in)   Yes, this project took me a good 5+ years to complete, but I […]

Did Someone Say Vodka?


I love Pinterest, I haven’t spoken to anyone on Pinterest that didn’t love it.  The ONLY thing I don’t like about Pinterest is the way it can make time fly!  I’ve learned that the only way I can go on Pinterest is when I really have time to kill (which is hardly ever) or when […]

Getting Ready for the Big Trip


For those of you following along on my big family vacation at Yellowstone, I mentioned that the trip was in the planning stages for months. After we made our reservations I did my best to get Athena ready for the trip. She needed new curtains, seat cushions, and more! My dad came out in April […]