Education, knitting, reflections

Impractical and romantic

Baby booties ... sigh 🥰 As many mothers know, it’s almost impossible to keep baby booties on baby feet. Still after seven babies, it’s a gift I like to knit and give. And one I loved to receive, for the romance and promise of those tiny toes to come. Even though I know the baby… Continue reading Impractical and romantic

mental health, reflections

Mind, body and spirit.

Indigo dyeing Taking time out to nourish myself today. A massage and acupuncture at The Beautique in Clare. Josie and Michael have made a huge difference to my wellness. It astounds me how connected our mental and physical health is. Since March I’ve been struggling to stay mentally healthy. As a result of all the… Continue reading Mind, body and spirit.

Family Heritage, reflections

So who do I think I am?

Lady Joan of Wales The genealogy bug has bitten. I’ve basically replaced scrolling Facebook for hours to scrolling Ancestry. Sometimes with frustrating slowness. Every now and again, I hit a hint and following it, results in a trail of hints. Like a carpet unrolling back through the generations. I’m fortunate in that my ancestors have… Continue reading So who do I think I am?


Top ten lessons of 2020

Small business is hard. (Yep, I think that one is in every years list) You can’t pay a lease with yarn. (Or eat it) The goodness in people shines in a crisis. ( More are good than not) Boundaries are important. (Still learning this one) Customers are not friends. ( and this is perfectly ok)… Continue reading Top ten lessons of 2020

Education, mental health, reflections

Just finish something !

So many projects almost finished. Shell be right I’m so frustrated with myself. I have all these patterns almost ready to publish and for some reason just can’t bring myself to do the last 5% of the job! Noah’s promise What to do? I’ve tried taking myself away in Betsy just to work on them.… Continue reading Just finish something !