I’m an attorney, living in Seattle with my husband, our twin baby boys, an energetic puppy, and a grumpy cat (all boys!).  When not working or chasing after the boys in my life, I spend time sewing, knitting, baking, skiing and traveling as often as possible.


I’ve been sewing off and on since my senior year of high school, when I decided I *needed* to make a quilt for my high school boyfriend.  My skills have definitely improved in the last decade and while I still do some quilting, my main focus now is on garment construction.  I’m hoping to eventually possess an entirely handmade wardrobe.

I’m fairly new to knitting (despite having learned how to knit in fourth grade, I only picked it up seriously a few months ago) but I love it.  It’s the perfect go-to activity when I want to watch TV with the husband or just can’t get to the sewing machine for some reason.  So far, I’ve made one sweater, a few scarves, some hats and cowls and a lot of socks.

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  1. Carol St John says:

    Dear Jaxbear,

    I found your blog while I was searching for a quilting group that actually quilts together, having just moved to Seattle about a month ago. Had fun reading about your various projects — totally loved the No-Knead Bread recipe — and I smiled when I read the line about wanting to make professional-looking buttonholes.

    Once upon a time, I completely gave up on my machine’s auto buttonholer, and simply made all my buttonholes by hand. When I got tired of that, I just used a very short zig-zag stitch, wider on the ends and narrower in the middle. I had decided that the button covers up the damned things, and that anyone who saw me as I unbuttoned my clothes and was looking at my buttonholes instead of me must be a fool.

    So laugh when you’re practicing!

    Nice to meet you!



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