• happy to have spent a fun night out sewing with some friends (and Fiona, too) last week
  • surprised by the way that sewing has become the theme of the week — my focus seems to have shifted in that direction again lately
  • looking forward to spending the 4th of July with some friends, knowing what a treat a few simple fountain fireworks are to my children


  • laughing at her hat-off, incorrigible, punk-rock hair (yes, it naturally has blond tips and yes, it naturally stands up like that)
  • wanting to crystallize every moment with her, knowing that the most I can do is hold them in my heart, forever
  • turning my attention away from the half-finished baby sweater and instead sewing like mad — so many dresses for so many little girls!