The 10-year Bloggiversary

I don’t tend to make a big deal about anniversaries but I’ve been told it’s perhaps because I don’t take enough time to “celebrate wins”. But this surely must be a win. To have somehow made it to the ten-year mark with this little corner of the internet… where I’ve documented my learning experiences in…

7 Months.

Today marks 7 months since my life changed in the most amazing way. As I write this, my mother is playing with baby Russell as he squeals gleefully and tries to stuff a book in his mouth. He’s just discovered how to make that crazy high-pitched sound and so he’s been doing it for the…

Fibres West 2014 Recap

Ginny reports back from the annual Fibres West show in Cloverdale this past March. Liisa summarized Knit City 2013, Grace did a post on our January TNNA trip to San Diego, and so it fell to me, Ginny, to do the post on Fibres West 2014! This is my second time working the SweetGeorgia booth…

A Year in Review: 2013

Every year, I write a year-end closing post. It’s cathartic. It sweeps away the detritus of the year passed and makes way for something new. This past year, my “something new” has made my brain mush and made it a challenge to string multiple phrases together (ask me how many times I just re-worded that…

The Ultimate Work-in-Progress

Meet our new baby boy, Russell Isaac Wong, born on a most memorable Remembrance Day Monday November 11, 2013, weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz and change. His rather dramatic entrance into the world (42 hours after my water broke, including 13 hours of labour) landed him a spot in the hospital NICU for…

Home is where the craft room is

While I have been publishing more blog posts lately, I feel like I haven’t really been “blogging”. That is… I’ve been really quiet about what I’ve actually been doing. And while it will take several posts to relay all that’s been going on these past few months, I can start with one thing. We bought…

It’s an honour being nominated…

It seriously is. I’m feeling a little bewildered and a lot blessed to be named as one of the nominees in this year’s YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Thanks to Kim Werker who nominated me, I’m one of the nominees in the Arts, Culture & Design category, along with Penny Eder (Founder, White Dog Studio…

Letting go of 2012

I awoke this morning with a strange and unbearable sense of loss, realizing that Alexisonfire is no more. Tears were shed. It’s a weirdly unexpected and somewhat silly feeling, because really, it should be no big deal. I mean, it’s not like Brand New split up. Now that would be a real disaster. But sure,…