Category Archive: Uncategorized

An 8th Grade Annual from 1939

Working through our giant family archive, I came across a school annual from 1939, from an elementary school in Ohio. The school had first through eighth grade, but this annual only had pictures… Continue reading

Finding Joy in the Little Things

Originally posted on BaseballGal :
This morning I was thinking about joy. I remembered hearing Marie Kondo, expert organizer, saying that you should keep only the things that bring you joy. That may not…

Too Many Lambs

Originally posted on Meridian Jacobs' Blog:
I know, how could there be too many lambs? When there are too many it’s hard to get that perfect jumping lamb photo. There is always another…

Where the Wild Things Are

Kerry at Loving Hands At Home got me thinking with her lovely post about her affection for her home.  What do I love best about my home?  That it is a place where… Continue reading

A Cloud of Witnesses

This old photograph captures the essence of what I try to preserve in this blog – ordinary people, finding a sense of competence in knowing a skill of handwork — maybe even finding… Continue reading

Finding the Thread of the Narrative

I write because I don’t know what I think until I see what I say. – Flannery O’Connor* I have mentioned before that I have a hard time figuring out what it is… Continue reading

Subtle Colors of Autumn

I enjoyed the structure of a weekly photo post when I did the 1 Day 1 World Project, so I thought I’d keep that going on my own, with just whatever strikes my… Continue reading

Working on a Reader’s Challenge

I have always wanted to enter a reader’s challenge and this week I finally did.  Quilting Arts magazine had a challenge to create a mini-quilt with the theme of “Art in the Park,”… Continue reading

First Finish for 2014

There is just nothing better than the feeling of finishing a big project. This quilt started out to be given to a county home for teen-age boy runaways.  I wanted it to be… Continue reading

Reclaimed Wood Table

Originally posted on My Wildhood:
A few months ago I was able to get my hands on some great old wood when a gentleman I know rebuilt his front porch.  When I asked,…