Jayne – the man they call Jayne…


And the winner is... Chris, who didn't get one for Christmas, but will for Valentine's Day. I recommend he sticks his children's names on it, and gifts it to him from them. ;-) Just use the contact form to send me your address, Chris, and I'll mail that tomorrow. Thanks for entering, everyone! How can you not love a man (in a cunning hat, of course) who robs from the rich and gives to the poor - even if it was accidental?! As some of you may know, I'm a huge fan of Firefly. In the spirit of Browncoats everywhere, I like to give back when and how I can. A semi-local … [Read more...]

How to make a felted laptop sleeve


At least, this is how *I* do it. Decide that since I'm going to SXSW in March, I should have new luggage. Realize that since I'm going to SXSW in March and I have new luggage, I really should have something to protect my laptop. Look around and realize that I have WAY too many bags and sleeves and carriers for various electronic devices, but nothing that will fit my Macbook Air *and* fit into my new luggage. Dig through the yarn stash for yarn that a) sort of kind of goes with the luggage color and b) will felt. Sigh as I realize the Plymouth Boku has black and gray … [Read more...]

Working for the weekend!


Or at least, for the Sabbath ;-) Back when I wrote this post, we had just begun incorporating some of the Sabbath traditions into our home. Over the last year, we've gotten even more deliberate about it - bringing in rituals such as lighting candles on the eve of Sabbath, saying prayers, and having an evening meal together where we don't rush from the table, where no phones or iPad or computers are present, where no text messages are read. Email goes unchecked. Skype is off. Everything is set aside, and we relax. I've been reading the book Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in … [Read more...]