I’m beginning to wonder if I need to join Bloggers Anonymous: Hello, my name is Marian and it’s been 6 weeks since my last post.

What the heck have I been doing?

In no particular order, I’ve been:


We’re back to winter weather.


I’m attempting to sew clothing; it’s not going swimmingly.


A fascinating read!


The second sock. The pattern is a slightly modified version of “Hermione’s Everyday Socks”.


This may one day turn into a shoe cupboard. We’ll see; the boys are threatening mutiny and claim this cupboard does more to clutter up the foyer than a dozen shoes scattered haphazardly on the doormat.


This is a “rescued from the curb” library cart. (Yes, it”s upside down — the wheels need cleaning). I don’t know yet where it will go or what it will be used for; all I know is that I couldn’t let it go to the dump.


Lots of hours spent at the school library.


Of the unpaid Dear Sir and/or Madam, Please will you consider me for your job/grant/scholarship variety. I am my children’s editor.


I may be just a bit obsessed with braided rugs; this is the 6th one I’m making.


Now that Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge have been exhausted, we’ve turned to The Paradise. I am a British period piece whore. (Gosh, I hope my daughter doesn’t read this post).


Our daughter will be staying in her university city this summer. And our 17 year old son (not pictured, because he wasn’t born yet) will join her in the fall.


A post on clothing and sewing, which is leading to far too much Ruminating and Questioning, which I will not bog you down with.

I hope you’ll tell me what you’ve been “—ing” in the comments 🙂 .