I've rediscovered my drum carder and learned a new trick: making rolags. It all started when a friend was thinning out the fiber stash she inherited from her mother in law, who passed away a few years ago. She's been steadily going through everything, including Christmas ornaments & decorations her father in law couldn't bear … Continue reading Rolag-o-rama
I wrote earlier this week about mending jeans and the reBUTTal hashtag. Out of all my possible reBUTTals, I decided to embroider BELIEVE WOMEN on the back pocket of my current favorite jeans. After taking the pocket off the jeans, I wrote the words on the pocket with a marker that washes out in the … Continue reading Mending Jeans for (Social?) Justice: Part 2
One of my favorite pairs of jeans developed a hole where the top of right back pocket attaches. I kept wearing them. The hole got a little bigger and I just wore longer shirts. Finally, I heard them rip one day as I was getting out of the car to go grocery shopping. Thankfully, it … Continue reading Mending Jeans for (Social?) Justice
Lola, also known as Lola Bird or Lola B, had an early morning appointment today with Dr. Hussian. She was born in early September and I put her spaying appointment off partly out of an unrealistic fantasy that I could mate our little black polydactyl with another guy polydactyl for little polydactyl kittens. Given my … Continue reading Lola B! Books! Reading!
Well, the new domain is all set up - this is the first new post from littlegoldennotebook.com. All my old blog posts are here and I have plenty of room for more pages and more design control, so I'm quite happy with the whole thing at the moment. I just hope my followers followed me … Continue reading New Domain, New Design, Seachange Sweater
Today is the first day of this year's "official" 100 day project. I say official because someone is sponsoring it, but really you could start a 100 day project any time; pick a creative thing to do and do it every day for 100 days, preferably while posting about it on social media and using … Continue reading 100 Day Project, Site Move, Lil
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
February went by in the blink of an eye and it feels like the Ides of March & St. Patrick's Day 2018 will quickly be a thing of the past while I carry on privately writing, knitting, and doing other crafty things. I suppose I'm starting to come out of some kind of hibernation now … Continue reading Time Flies!
Inspired by a Neko Case song of the same title. All summer long, the heat and the sun had begun trapping him inside. It started in June when the sun rose at midday to just the right angle and he could feel himself drawing power on it, becoming incandescent with the heat and light, becoming … Continue reading Short short story: Dirty Knife
A few years ago, I started introducing one of my best friends, Suzi, to Miyazaki movies. She had seen Kiki's Delivery Service, but only that one movie. We started with Howl's Moving Castle and she fell in love with Calcifer, the fire demon who keeps the castle moving, among other things. As we worked our … Continue reading Calcifer Plush