Happy Friday + Randomness


Happy Fourth of July! We’re celebrating with our neighbors as is our annual tradition and I can’t wait to watch the fireworks. The city closes down certain streets in our neighborhood for fireworks-viewing and throngs of people spread blankets on the road and settle in to watch the sky show held above the lake. That exciting, mildly illicit feeling of getting away with something courses through us when we sit smack dab in the middle of the street.


Random.org tells me that the Skirt Book Giveaway winner is Ginger, congrats! Lots of introverts with a sprinkling of extroverts, it turns out.



It’s been an eventful week. I’m always a little torn when writing about encounters with blogging friends and readers I’ve gotten to know through this blog space…it ends up feeling a little gloat-y, but at the same time, I can’t stop marveling at how genuine friendships have developed with people from around the globe. Not a lot of folks understand this obsession with sewing and crafting, so when I have the chance to gab about seam allowances and indie patterns and stitching tips and tricks, well — it’s pretty magnificent. This week, I was delighted to meet the awesome Lucinda (lucky duck, she just won the Japanese hoodie sew-along hosted by Elsie Marley and You and Mie), who is enormously talented and has been a bedrock of encouragement and support from almost the very beginning of my blogging shenanigans. She happened to be in Seattle for a family reunion, and just as I imagined, it was as though we’ve known each other for years when we found ourselves face-to-face (or at least it was that way for me). That gorgeous plant cozy is her handiwork, naturally, and she is unfailingly generous. She even brought a gift for K! Thank you, Lucinda – I had so much fun!!


K on body hair:

Mama, it’s not fair. I wish I looked more like you and was less hairy. Man, Daddy DNA strikes again*.

*Poor M, he’s such a good sport and able to laugh at himself that he’s often the brunt of jokes. Anytime anything goes wrong or is weird, we have a habit of yelling out “Daddy DNA!”


Wishing you a lovely, lovely weekend, friends!

Fireworks tonite
The sky will glow wondrously
Punctuates summer

4 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness

  1. Happy Fourth of July! It sounds like you are living in a wonderful neighborhood! We are celebrating a bit here too, as Germany is playing again in the world cup and we even scored a goal! (teeny tiny *yay*)
    My poor father had to stand the same…..I also made him or his side of the family responsible for everything I did not like about myself 😉

    1. Hooray! Glad that Germany’s still in the game. And dads with a good sense of humor are the best, in my opinion 🙂

  2. Man, you’re a good photographer! That photo certainly does my fabric bucket more justice than it deserves:) Love the teal stool with the navy (a recent color combo that I’ve been enjoying).
    What a delightful morning it was for me as well! And the end of our trip, my family and I played a game we do at dinner called “Best and Worst” and my visit with you was named among my best. As you said, it was like picking up with an old friend. And thank you again for the loan of your precious pattern books – I’ve been enjoying them endlessly!
    So glad K likes the hair accessories. They are fun to make and my own girls have so many of them it was a treat to make them for someone else:)

    1. K loves the hair accessories! The hairband in particular is perfect for under the skateboarding helmet, K said 🙂 Thanks again for all the goodies and the company, Lucinda!

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