Sunday, November 22

Linen Pinafore Wrap Up...

Kate finished sewing the pinafores this afternoon and we have all of the details for you in this video!

Show Notes

Saturday, November 21

Knitting with Great Yarn on a Budget...

Kate and I are back with an update on the pinafores that we are working on during our visit together and a short discussion on how to afford luxurious yarn on a budget.  Please join in the discussion in the comments section and if you have any other questions to ask us while we are together for the next few days, fire away!  We'd love to hear from you!

Show Notes:

Friday, November 20

Linen Pinafores: Day One...

I'm with my sister and we have just begun sewing the linen pinafores we're making this week for our little daughters and for Kate (I have one that I received as a gift a few Christmases ago). We're hoping to do a few videos this week, so stay tuned for more of our antics!

Wednesday, November 18



My husband took care of the leaves this afternoon, while the boys played with the red wagon and I cleaned out the window boxes.  Our sweet girl tucked herself up on the couch with her knitting and watched Pride and Prejudice for the umpteenth time while we were outside.  She's in the midst of making several little rabbits to give to her baby cousins on Thanksgiving.  Just before it got too dark to be out, a farmer brought his combine over to start harvesting in the field next door. 

My sister is coming to visit for a few days...  I cannot wait to squeeze those babies of hers!  In preparation for a sewing project that we want to work on while she's here, I ran out to the fabric store to buy a few yards of beautiful oatmeal colored linen and thread to match.  I washed it as soon as I got home and it is whirring in the dryer as I type.  We have several things planned for her visit...  it will be fun to share it all with you!

Tuesday, November 17

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...

Church in the Home
The Entrance of the Theotokos is on November 21st (Saturday) We'll be reading one of our favorite books, The Story of Mary, the Mother of God, and we'll be setting up our feast day shelf.  I'd also like to make a nice lunch for after Liturgy on Saturday. 

For the past week or two, I have been enjoying episodes of Foyle's War on Netflix.  It has filled the hole that was left when the first season of  Home Fires wrapped up. Here's the first episode to whet your appetite:

In My Knitting Basket
I cast on to a black version of the Palmyre shawl on Friday and am really pleased with how quickly it is going.  This time, I plan on making it a smidge bigger and am eager to see how it turns out.  It will be a great staple for my autumn and winter wardrobe.

It seems as if the cool weather is here to stay.  As I prepared breakfast this morning, the children filled the  little bird feeder outside our dining room window with seed for the feathered friends that visit us all winter.  We are planning on tidying up the window boxes and maybe even planting the multitude of daffodil bulbs that we bought in October this week, as well.    

Living Well
While my father-in-law was here for our little Thanksgiving celebration earlier this month, I introduced him to Mrs. Meyer's hand soap.  We took a little outing to a shop nearby that sells much of the Mrs. Meyer's line and after smelling every single bottle of soap, we each picked out a couple bottles (which he very generously paid for!).  I put my bottle of Bluebell hand soap in our little powder room yesterday and it smells so wonderful! 

Monday, November 16


Happiness fills the
earth as long as
lighness defeats darkness

-Sugar Plum, age 9 

Sunday, November 15

And the Kettles Sing...

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

-Clyde Watson
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