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Jessica Matz
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I like bug butts and I cannot lie
I like bug butts and I cannot lie

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*Achem*
After Orlando , I was what you might call "shaken." Even though I'm in a suburban mom place right now, it wasn't all that long ago that it could have been me. There are a number of young people I love and care about whom it also could have been either now o...

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FO: Jumper for Joy
Hello, blog. I miss you. Right now, I'm avoiding homework to show you this jumper I made for little Bu, which I made while I was avoiding homework. Man, I get so much done when I'm avoiding homework. This is McCall's M6983 , but instead of doing a facing fo...

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I became a published scientist today!

ETA: I also got to name a subspecies and that name is now valid. Neomaenas poliozona eustephanos, so named because it has a pretty purple hindwing band. "Eustephanos" means "well-girdled"

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What was June for Again?
Making garments is the answer and I'll be making several little things for Miss Bu this month. I've just finished washing and drying the fabric for a couple little jumpers and some shirts. Baby girl is growing and needs new clothes. That's a lot of potentia...

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A snapshot of our day last Friday. We went to a game at Wrigley and then to Navy Pier.

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From the game on Friday vs. the Diamondbacks. Photo credit: +Iris Matz
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FO: Cloth Napkin Hem Repair
 We use cloth napkins at our house because it reduces waste and I don't have to keep buying them. Some of them are starting to get a little worn as you saw from the last FO post and I've been putting off repairing them, but since they're just squares, the r...

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FO: Darning on a cloth napkin
Not a bad bit of mending, if I do say so myself. The hems might need a little mending later on, but the holes darned up very nicely. I used a single strand of plain cotton embroidery floss in a plain ol' woven darn.  The back doesn't look too shabby, either...

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FO: Starstepper Fitbit bracelet
 My Fitbit bracelet broke this morning, so I needed a replacement. I grabbed a scrap of fabric and some wide grosgrain ribbon, stitched them together, and turned the whole thing right side out. There's a slit in the side so I can take the sensor out to char...

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Me Made May: Stuff Around the House
I've been absent a couple of weeks, as you may have noticed, and for little other reason than because I'm having a bit of trouble getting my act together. The blocks I started when I left off are still sitting on my ironing board, waiting to be assembled. T...
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