About Me

I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.


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Finding Balance

No, not me. Pretty sure that’s beyond hope. 😀

The background: When we had the patio done last summer, they did exactly what they were supposed to do – they graded it so that rain wouldn’t pool against the house. It drops about 4″ across the 12′ width of the patio.

This isn’t a problem, […]


Just… wow. I don’t know what to say. I posted on Monday as a vent – a mental purge, if you will – and really didn’t expect anything in the way of response. What I got was an amazing outpouring of care and concern that really touched me. You guys are amazing. And I promise, […]

Raise the Roof

It’s not just a song by one of my favorite groups, it’s what happened here this weekend! Big, BIG thanks to JMac and Scott, who helped Kris get the plywood up on the porch roof. For most of that time, I was having lunch with an old college friend, with Kris’s approval. Probably mostly because […]


Ok, not quite. But we’re almost there!

Since Hanna and Ike are making their way toward us this weekend, Kris and I decided we’d better get a move on and get the rest of the rafters up. Wednesday and last night we finished up the wall panels, and then tonight we put […]

Hot, Sweaty, and Dirty

Which is not nearly as enticing as it sounds, really. But, we have major progress on the porch!

As of lunchtime, we were here:

(Tell me why it is that in four-ish hours with five people on Sunday, we managed to get exactly 4 joists rafters up, but the two of us […]

I’m Covered in Sawdust Again

Because Kris took the day off (sort of – he’s on a conference call right now, which is why I’m on my laptop) so we can continue working on the porch. It’s a perfect day today – overcast and not super-hot out. I cut three joists myself while he started on his call, but the […]

Olympics Fail, Porch Progress

Yeah, so, the Santa Fe Shawl? Not done. I took a break for a couple of days to make my Chrysanthemum Tea Skirt, which I totally love and wore this past Friday, but utterly failed to get pictures of. Anyway, I tried to get back into working on the shawl, but between the soul-crushing boredom […]

I Has a Hot Tub!

Yup – it delivered yesterday afternoon.

(Apologies to the delivery dude who chose a poor position at the moment I snapped the picture…)

It fits right where we wanted it, and the base matches the walls nicely, which we were hoping.

We started filling it. (That […]

Since I’ve Been Scolded…

…and I don’t dare cross The Siress Yorkie, I guess I really should finally post.

Last Thursday night, Carrie, Maryanne and I went into Annapolis to say goodbye to our friend Lizzy. I had the awesome luck to meet her while working backstage at Colonial Players, and she very quickly became a dear friend. She […]

Yet Another Patio Update!

Remember the fence you couldn’t see in those pictures on Friday?

Ta da!

Yeah, we’ve got to put the tools away, but still. Progress! And there will be grass seed there, so that the lawn just goes up to the fence. I spend a lot of time pulling up the old weed […]