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,…

Once More, With Feeling

Time to sing along! Once more, with feeling. Again! It’s been over six years since I got to go to the Buffy singalong… but I’m going again, this coming Saturday! If you are in Vancouver and are still in love with the Buffy musical, get your tix now! I’m not entirely sure if this is…

The Rule of Four

Last year, the holidays were a veritable freak show for me. I was crazy and stressed and in turn, it made the people around me crazy and stressed too. So I vowed, post-turkey binge, that I would start getting organized for the holidays earlier this year. And in June, as I was scouring the internet…

Wedding, Captured

Thank you so much to all of you for your lovely and sweet comments on the wedding shawl and all your good wishes for the wedding. The little messages fluttered into my inbox in the last few days before the wedding and kept us positive, even as the weather looked threateningly ominous. It’s true, it…

Giving Voice to your Interest

It’s funny that when I get really stressed or start feeling the burden of the quantity of work that I have to complete, I seek escape… and not escape as in watching Glee or playing WoW. It’s not potent enough. I don’t even consider knitting or spinning much of an escape, either, since I end…