Month: July 2016

Garden Failures, and a Winter Sowing Update

I've been thinking about failures a lot lately.

Two weeks ago, I noticed a strange and unpleasant odor coming from our enclosed porch. Since my brother had just come to stay with us and was sleeping in that room, I (unkindly) assumed the odor had something to do with him. I made him wash all his laundry again and check through all his stuff for that container of old, uneaten food I thought I smelled. And for the first two days that week, I scoured the house for the source of The Smell, puzzling as the sickly, rotten food odor grew stronger almost by the hour.

Suddenly, on the afternoon of day 2, I stopped. With nausea worse than that induced by The Smell washing over me, I walked slowly to the big upright freezer that lives in the enclosed porch, and opened the door.

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The Ultimate Farm Girl Skirt (Victory Patterns Madeleine Skirt)

You know those pieces of clothing that you wear as often as (hygienically) possible, and you still find yourself missing them when they're in the laundry? Well, I made one.

Introducing the Madeleine Skirt from Victory Patterns, or, as I've been calling it in my head, the ultimate farm girl skirt! This is my second serious foray into sewing for myself, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

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