New Curtains for the Living Room

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that take me the longest time to get done. These are actually old drapes that I made for the living room a while back – maybe 5 or 6 years ago.  I liked the fabric, but the drapery look was too formal for our simple home, so I made a […]

Meet Nimue

Our family recently adopted this sweet girl who we named Nimue. She’s about 6 months old and while her mother is a full chocolate lab, no one knows who the father is or what type of dog he may be.  The shelter staff thinks she is also part boxer.  No matter what she is, she’s […]

The House for Wayward Cats

Every now and then, a stray cat will show up at our door.  Sometimes, when we don’t already have five cats, we’ll open the door and welcome it into our home.  (And sometimes when we do, we end up with kittens a month later.)  Husband insists there must be a sign in our woods, telling […]

The House with the Attached Barn

I have dreamed as long as I can remember of having a very old farmhouse with an attached barn.  Here in Maine they’re rather common, usually with an ell that connects the house to the barn.  They may not have been a necessity, but I’ll bet it surely was nice for the farmer to be […]

Making Books

We’ve had a few rather rainy days lately, which is great for the gardens, but not so great for the children who are spending a lot of time inside.  Sometimes we’re able to find creative ways to spend the day, and other times the Littles ask too many times to watch a movie.  While I […]

Silas’ Elwood Sweater

I just finished knitting Silas’ new sweater, the Elwood sweater, and before I barely had it done he was wearing it.  No surprise as he had been prompting me to finish it so often.  Every time he saw my hands sitting idle, he’d bring me my knitting, “Here’s my sweater, Mama”.  (The fact that it […]