Author Archives: jody

About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea

a soggy spring

Lots of rain to report in the northeast.  Great for holing up in the sewing studio, not so great for the vegetable garden.  And we will not discuss the weeds. It feels like bag season to me – bags for … Continue reading

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march

I’m still unable to post new images to my blog.  I’ve used this space as a place to journal my work and it’s been especially hard not to record all of the finished pieces since November.  I may have to … Continue reading

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thankful

Just a few reasons to be thankful … and there are so many more.

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quietly

Autumn tiptoed in on kitten paws, but the quiet was abruptly shattered, seemingly overnight.    The garden has exploded with wild abandon – resurrection in the arugula patch!  The plum tomatoes hanging like Christmas stockings, the Cinderella pumpkins aching to be … Continue reading

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let me tell you about Nell

She came from a West Virginia rescue – our local SPCA helping to empty a shelter due to flooding.  No one seems to know much about her background – there was some talk of an owner surrender due to hospice. … Continue reading

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playing it safe

Sometimes I think that I should just stick to sock knitting.  It’s easy, fast and predictable. But no, I want to take on the giant projects that spill out and over the months and years and make me slightly crazy! … Continue reading

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gifts

This is a changing mat that I made for a dear friend who has become an auntie!  Giraffes were part of the nursery theme, so it was easy to get on board!  Who doesn’t love a giraffe? The backing is … Continue reading

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and then, it’s august

July was a scorcher.  All the better to stay indoors and MAKE.   Three new babies will be arriving so gifts were in order.  But I decided to make a few totes for myself before getting onto the business of … Continue reading

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five days in

…and I’ve already finished hand quilting a piece, configured the quilt guild blocks (with enormous help from my friend Elaine), completed a toddler sweater, pickled beets from my garden and started weeding.  PHEW!  Yes, I am on summer break.  I … Continue reading

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i am surprised

Leaning in my chair, mind wandering. The work load waits. There is a peaceful addiction to perusing blogs, so I go there. For hours. Finding a new writer, a quilter, perhaps a dreamer or a star gazer makes me happy. … Continue reading

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