New Year, New FO and WIP

At the end of every year, I look back on the projects I've made in the previous 12 months, counting up the number of sweaters and hats, Etsy stoles, gifts and donations. It can be an interesting and heartening way to mark time: by what we've made. This year I'm starting 2022 feeling reflective about … Continue reading New Year, New FO and WIP

Clarity/Focus –>Curiosity/Happiness

On this last day of 2021 I'm thinking about my Word of the Year, CLARITY. I never live into anything as much as I hope or intend to... including Words of the Year. But maybe the only way we ever really see anything is in the rearview, so I'm looking back on ways that some … Continue reading Clarity/Focus –>Curiosity/Happiness

A Maker’s Christmas: Being Shepherds

Enter: Settle in to your quiet space with several deep, slow breaths. If you can't find quiet space amid the holiday-making, settle into the noisy, (hopefully) joyful space you're in. Still: breathe. Light a candle, gaze at Christmas tree lights, watch a fireplace blaze (even if on tv)... it's all good. Breathe in: Our salvation … Continue reading A Maker’s Christmas: Being Shepherds

A Maker’s Advent: The Longest Night

Enter: Settle in to your quiet space with several deep, slow breaths. Light no candles. Breathe in: I will keep watchBreathe out: I believe... I believe Habakkuk 2:1-4 I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complain. Then the Lord answered me and said: … Continue reading A Maker’s Advent: The Longest Night

A Maker’s Advent, Week 3: Being Fearless

Enter: Settle in to your quiet space with several deep, slow breaths. Light a candle (or three) if you wish. Breathe in: I will trustBreathe out: and not be afraid Zephaniah 3:14-20 The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said … Continue reading A Maker’s Advent, Week 3: Being Fearless

A Maker’s Advent, Week 1: Being Ready

Enter: Settle in to your quiet space with several deep, slow breaths. Light a candle, if you wish. Breathe in: Strengthen my heartBreathe out: I stand before You Jeremiah 33:14-16 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I have made to the house of Israel and the house … Continue reading A Maker’s Advent, Week 1: Being Ready

A Maker’s Advent: Intro and Info

Just a quick post in the lead-up to Advent tomorrow. In past years I've made Advent AltarBoxes (with pre-collected items) or provided a list of items to gather before the first week. This year will be a little different. What you need to bring. Nothing. Instead of suggesting items ahead of time, each week's practice … Continue reading A Maker’s Advent: Intro and Info