Friday Five: Three Words

This Friday afternoon, I’m swaddled in the baby quilt I made for Russell, hands freezing as I type and watching the rain pour outside. But it’s all good. Over on my year-in-review post, I had mentioned that I was devising a strategy for my year and how I approach work, family, and life in general. Somewhere…

Happy Friday Five: The First Edition

So with the start of the new year, my husband and I (I think he’s still doing it) have begun the practice of writing a journal. I’ve been writing journals and diaries since I was a kid, documenting all the gory details of every unrequited love, every disagreement with my siblings, and every career-related heartbreak….

A Year in Review: 2014

This blog started off over ten years ago as a place to record my notes about what I was knitting and baking. Over the years, I’ve used it to share my crafty projects and random experiences, but more recently also to journal the things I am grateful for in this creative life. I started it…

Many, many thoughts

It’s late (read 9:05 pm) and so many thoughts are running through my head. I need time to finally, finally get clear and process 2014 before I can begin 2015. Each year, I spend the time between Christmas and New Year’s settling down to take stock and press the reset button. I’m collecting and working…

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…