someday stuff

Here are some things I dream of: Sewing weekend with Heather Ross in Vermont. Improv workshop with Denyse Schmidt. Become an accomplished pastry chef, with someone besides me eating all my creations. Go to a SARK event. Attend the RWA National Conference. Preferably in 2011 in NYC. Enroll in a low-residency Creative Writing MFA program. […]


Is looking more and more attractive. I mean, how can anyone afford preschool? Much less private school for the next 13 years? So far, here’s what we’ve been doing. Right now, my sweet almost-four year old goes to a little parks and rec program for socialization a couple times a week. He loves it. He […]

contests and giveaways

In conjunction with the release of the book One Yard Wonders, you could win fabric for a year! Ends Feb 28, 2010. And on Sew Mama Sew, they’re hosting a giveaway event. There’s a long list of bloggers giving away cool stuff…most are accepting comments  until Dec. 6,  so hurry! I’m always up […]

The Lacuna

Here’s my review for the lastest Barbara Kingsolver book, The Lacuna. Highly Recommended! I’ve read a bunch of contradictory reviews of Kingsolver’s latest work. I think we all recognize that The Poisonwood Bible is a tough act to follow…and I’ve loved every single one of her books. This one is a departure for sure. But […]