Recent Projects

A few of the finishes in the last few months.

A Turtle Vest.
Turtle Vest

Flannel Geranium Dresses (and another in pink, and two more as a gift)


Milo VestIMG_2059Leather Shoes (multiple pairs because making them the right size is difficult.  These were cute, but on the small side).


A Christmas Dress (based off the 5 & 10 Volume 1 Dress Patterns)

christmas dress

and a Corduroy Dress based off another variation of the pattern, made first as a test of the sizing.cord dress

A baby quilt for a college friend which turned out to just exactly the colors of her nursery.

baby quilt 1

baby quilt 2

And I finally finished hand quilting and binding the baby quilt for our little girl.  She’s been posing on it for a photo each month and at least it will finally be finished for her photo at one-year old.
IMG_4786 quilt

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Corduroy Quilt

I finished a lap quilt made from up-cycled corduroy for our friends Sarah & Nathan who were married last weekend. It’s tied because that’s what life and time allows right now.


Sarah loves Jersey cows, so I found a fabric for the back with brown cows. Even better the binding fabric says “moo moo.”

We hope it will keep them warm and cozy in our New England winters.

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I started harvesting my amaranth today. It’s an experimental crop this year. This photo dates to early August.

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First Harvest

Spinach & Kale from the cold frame last week, and a few volunteer garlic shoots. Thank goodness for overwintered greens!

See other harvests at Daphne’s.

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First Blooms

Winter Aconite
winter aconite

This year is the latest date we’ve had for the first blooms. We look forward to many more to come!
First bloom 2013: March 31
First bloom 2012: March 19
First bloom 2011: April 4

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