Long before planning my 44Clovers Dyeing to Knit Ireland Tour, I was planning my Irish Birthday Trip. And it included sourcing Irish wool of course! I found Sandra Coote of Crafts of Ireland2 online and saw that she raises Roscommon sheep- a thought to be extinct wool breed. After shooting off a very excited email,… Continue reading Friends Old and New; Cavan and Comber
I have never quite understood or appreciated Ireland’s holy wells. I had seen many watering holes in all shapes and counties along my 25 years of Irish travel. But it wasn’t until I heard these two podcast episodes: A Celtic Spring and The Holy Wells of Ireland that the idea of holy wells, St. Brigid’s… Continue reading Ireland; My Holy Well
But just for a little while. Any orders placed now until May 24th will be sent May 25th. I’ll be away from my Peaks Island studio as I spend time in Ireland doing some drawing, painting, and eating amazing foods with my mom 🤗🍀 Slán for now!
Hi and Welcome! Here on this page you will find a handful of up to date (2021) helpful resources to guide you into understanding what autism truly is. I am speaking as a late diagnosed autistic women who is also raising a diagnosed autistic son. If you’d like to learn more about my journey, it… Continue reading Adult Autism Resources
February is nearly over. Thank goodness. But what I intended to be a one month off in December has snowballed into three. Guess I needed it. Creating while being a mother is hilarious. Creating while your kids’ schedules constantly change because of a pandemic and weather is annoying AF. Creating while also being autistic and… Continue reading Slow Start and Good Intensions
I promised myself at the beginning of 2019, that I'd not pick up or start any new projects because I had plenty to finish. It was going to be the year of finishing all the projects. And books. But that's a different subject. But I wandered into an old local knitting store one day Central… Continue reading Christmas Stockings; knitting with traditional yarn and colors
Downton Abbey is what I watched all through the clicking of this yarn that became a hat. I didn’t mean for it to go that way, but it worked. I liked imaging it would be something that Daisy would wear while heading to her farm for the day. I didn’t make a swatch for the… Continue reading My Shamrock Hat; tam o’sham designed by karendipity
Last October I took a solo trip to Ireland. These solo trips give me life. I had a very simple agenda; visit best friend, stay in favorite hotel, walk the fields and do dye experiments. I had yarn and salvaged silks prepped with alum before hand and a few basic tools like wooden dowels for… Continue reading Dyeing on the Road
I’m constantly asking myself this. The world is in a holding pattern. At times I do lament how things were. But then I’m quickly reminded of all that is still intact AND sacred in my life. And I’m then reminded that change is fine. It’s good even. It’s ok. The kids haven’t been in school… Continue reading What next?
How does this happen? I shift clothes, toys. Change diapers, clear dishes. Stack drawings, throw away more dried up markers. Absorb more tears and snot. Talk less to adults and spend even less time with my hands in wool. How does this happen? I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old. They… Continue reading Showing up; (or) don’t wake me. I’ll wake you.