Mason Lake, 2020

time after time

I am wearing no makeup, my hair is in a lake-stained messy bun, I have given up every aim except lake life which is impossibly slow. There is nothing much to do at all except silently pace oneself for the cool-off, and then another hot shower, and padding barefoot into bed together to enter a syncopated rhythm as each family member falls asleep.


video tutorial: sewing a french seam

french seams are beautiful inside and out, and the hallmark of fine clothing construction. and you know what … they aren’t that difficult to create! click through and i lead you in exactly what you need to for this gorgeous seam finish.


a thousand fumbly moments

Just one teensy tiny anecdote about what it's like supporting a trans child. I'm at a medical appointment with my oldest. Practitioner: chit-chat chit-chat chit-chat. Then she says right away, "I really like the name Phoenix!" Me: "Thank you! You know, he picked that name out himself. When he was eight! So I can't take the credit!" Practitioner seems taken aback, because of ...


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