Monthly Archives: August 2010

getting there

I sew but I haven’t always. I come from women who can turn and press, slip stitch and machine baste like nobody’s business. I still have a lot to learn but I am getting there, wherever there is, that is. One of the things I love about sewing is that there is always somewhere to go. I think if, three years ago, someone told me I’d understand how to open out band and tie facing at side seams; pin front … Continue reading getting there →
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dig this sponsor: Frayed Sew

Hooray for this month’s sponsor, Frayed Sew! And if you are wondering, can a shop live up to that stinkin‘ cute name? The answer is, yes. Frayed Sew is a bewitching boutique where every little nook and hook holds cool stuff you can’t live without. It’s located in our charming state capitol, Helena, in the even more charming Reeder’s Alley. The shop carries high quality handmades including everything from blank books, headbands and baby changing pads to plush toys, skirts … Continue reading dig this sponsor: Frayed Sew →
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hump day nuggets: just a few weeks left to work on that flip flop tan

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week We just can’t stay inside for too long these days as our bones know a big weather shift is imminent. We’ve pinched off all tomato flowers hoping to encourage a few red lovelies, outside morning coffee first requires a sweater. I have urges to do things like bake bread and finish the quilt I started for Margot when Ruby was snug in my belly. … Continue reading hump day nuggets: just a few weeks left to work on that flip flop tan →
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sweet and savory

Oh, as summer’s tight curls loosen and tumble into autumn. Honestly I adore fall just as much as summer. Here in Missoula we have air as crisp as a perfectly ripe pink lady apple and sky as blue as my Ruby’s eyes. Things are twitching toward fall around here. It’s still completely summer but the crispness and the blueness are whispering hello, we just have to hop over a few mountain passes, fill up in Rocker and we’ll be there … Continue reading sweet and savory →
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hump day nuggets: still summer

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last weekRight now I am sipping vinho verde. The back door is open, and I hear a lawn mower, bad country music and a storm rolling in. I am wearing the same skirt I have been wearing for three days, a wet bathing suit top and sand on my shoulders. My desk is dusty and piled with things I’ll get to later. Out the window I … Continue reading hump day nuggets: still summer →
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