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  • make-believe: hibernation lite.

    I threw my back out (again) last week and so while trying to take it easy and keep up with my new regimen of physical therapy exercises, I’ve got keeping cozy on my mind.…

    September 20, 2022 3 Comments
  • habit shift: souvenirs.

    Recently it came to my attention that Faye thought Cape Cod was the name of a prolific sweatshirt company and not a popular vacation destination. In the past few weeks we have been in…

    July 28, 2022 20 Comments
  • apartment progress: patchwork.

    Last week I gave away my jammed up sewing machine. It unceremoniously ground to a halt a few months ago and though I took it apart and put it back together again three times…

    June 9, 2022 5 Comments
  • make-believe: golden hour.

    Is there such a thing as Covid cravings? As my sense of smell has all but disappeared and my sense of taste seems to grow fainter by the moment, I’m craving bright green salads…

    May 16, 2022 2 Comments
  • make-believe: cherry blossom walk.

    Just a few non-essentials for a carefree walk under the cherry blossoms. Maybe there would even be an extra hour to do a little plein air painting beneath the dancing branches. In make-believe there’s…

    April 26, 2022 4 Comments
  • make your own: braided rag rug.

    Five years since receiving and test-driving a bunch of new bed sheets , we find ourselves with a glut of ripped sheets. It started as a slow wear, a kind of general softening and…

    March 28, 2022 40 Comments
  • apartment progress: yellow.

    It’s the end of January. A mouse that was scurrying around in our wall became a mouse that was scurrying around in our apartment. Now it is a mouse scurrying somewhere in the underbrush…

    January 24, 2022 29 Comments
  • make-believe: parties after dark.

    Someone saw a picture of me yesterday and said it reminded of them of their mom in the 70s, so I’m leaning into the vintage mom look with a make-believe holiday party get-up, complete…

    November 29, 2021 6 Comments
  • small improvements: mending throw pillows.

    We’re in the season of patched up scarecrows and stitched together monsters, and, less spooky, patched throw pillows. I added a new ticking stripe throw pillow to our couch a few weeks ago, which…

    October 14, 2021 9 Comments