Book Chat

2017 Reading Challenge: First Quarter Update

This year I’ve joined Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge, and somehow we’ve reached the ides of March already! It seems like a good time to check in and see how the Reading for Fun challenge is going. Checked Off: A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit: In the Woods by Tana French… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge: First Quarter Update

Craft Chat

Music City MQG Round Robin Quilt

My quilt guild started two small groups of Round Robin quilts this year, but we’re also working on a guild-wide quilt. While I’m still waiting for my partner’s start for the small group, I volunteered to add a round to the guild’s quilt. I’ve never participated in a round robin quilt before, but the idea… Continue reading Music City MQG Round Robin Quilt

Chit Chat

Five Months with Amelia

Amelia is 5 months old! I keep a journal to write monthly letters to Amelia, and of course I need to dump some photos and memories here as well. Five Months Likes: belly kisses, big family gatherings, her feet (and putting them in her mouth), animals (especially cats and dogs), eating rice cereal, bouncing, crinkly paper,… Continue reading Five Months with Amelia

Chit Chat

High Five for Friday! 

Happy Friday! Every week I share five highlights, both as a recap and a reminder to stay grateful for the little things. 1 – Mississippi. It was great to visit with Sam’s family last weekend, even if it was for a sad occasion. The best part is watching Amelia take it all in and get… Continue reading High Five for Friday! 

Chit Chat

TBT: San Francisco City Sights

Three years ago, in March 2014, the end of an era loomed as we faced another cross-country move from California to Tennessee. We lived in San Francisco for three years and packed as many ups and downs as a young married couple can manage, including a lot of fun sights in the city and beyond.… Continue reading TBT: San Francisco City Sights

Craft Chat

WIP Wednesday

Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Drinks All Around Cross Stitch Still working on the last drink in the trio: the lemonade!     I actually stitched a mini version of this little guy on a bookmark a couple years ago. … QAYG Cathedral Windows Quilt I’ve been working on this new quilt… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

Chit Chat

Mississippi Memories

Although the reason for our recent visit to Mississippi last week was sad, it was still a joy to spend time with Sam’s family all gathered in one place. Grandma Dot, as we all called her, lived to be 97 and left behind eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild – Amelia.… Continue reading Mississippi Memories