Summer Nights

Summer nights…the air is slightly cooler than your skin and feels like velvet. The night sky is huge and dark and full of glittering diamond stars that almost look like they are close enough to touch if you reach out and the fields and the edges of the woods are full of winking fireflies and chirping crickets. Right now is my second favorite time of year (Fall is my first favorite). If it’s not too humid, the days are nice and warm but not too hot and the nights are slightly cooler – and if you are lucky to live in the country (like I am), nature gives you a nightly light show in the form of fireflies.

Last night, RR (aka Boothbait) and I went to our local roadside burger place for dinner and on the way home, we stopped by a few hay fields to check out the fireflies. It’s still a little early, but there were a few out there winking away, doing their firefly thing. It’s one of our favorite things to do and that’s why every summer, I carry this firefly print in the shop:

Photo is linked to shop listing :)

I remember catching fireflies with my grandmother (the one who taught me to sew), and wondering at how they did that magic light show. We always let them go after a bit, so no lightning bugs were harmed ;) I’m so happy that my back yard is full of them every year so we can sit on the porch and watch them – and I think of grandma Beth, helping me discover the wonders of playing outside. :)

Yes, I’ve posted again – I really am going to try to post once in a while since I do like to share my thoughts on projects and life in general (and shop updates, etc.) in more than 140 characters ;) I figure I may as well give the hackers something to want to steal ;)



Well, that was…interesting

My blog is definitely in the ‘what the hell is she doing, it’s dead but she doesn’t want to admit it’s dead’ stage, so I don’t really get a whole lot of emails with “jessalu knits” involved.

Except for Saturday. Saturday was an email shitstorm.

The first one was from my hosting company at about 2am – “we’ve had to shut you down.” I won’t quote the rest, there isn’t room enough in the whole internet.

What happened? This:

In less than an hour. To give you some perspective, my SbJL blog has seen 261 malicious login attempts in 8 years (see how dead my blog is? the high point in June is 6 hits. 6.) I’m not sure what someone wanted with my somewhat dead knitting blog, but now I’ve learned new things and have security plugins that will hopefully keep this from happening again. Thanks for eating up my Saturday, unknown bot.

In happier news, I’ve been sewing a few things ;o) The summer limited editions will be going up sometime this week – possibly even today, if I can get my act together!

 

I’ll announce the listings on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow me there for shop upates!



Well hello there…

…it’s been a long time, hasn’t it? About 2 years…crazy. So last year, I ended up not doing a blog contest because my house was falling down around me (okay, not ALL of my house, just the ceiling in the upstairs hallway) and we ended up doing an extensive redo of the upstairs hall on the same weekend as

What we found under the drywall, before we ripped that all off and replaced the window

my anniversary. I reupped my hosting and then completely forgot until mid-summer then felt like an idiot to do an anniversary contest then for an anniversary in February, so I put it off again. (well, I had surgery, then a tick thing, then fall shows, then christmas sales and a sideways tooth extraction, it was crazy.)

So here I am again, on my blog anniversary again, wondering why the hell I don’t sit down and write like this more often. It’s so easy to pop off a quick post on instagram or facebook that I have completely abandoned blogging and I shouldn’t. This is the spot where I write my own personal story and I need to do that more often. Call me a narcissistic navel-gazer, but I think my anxiety and depression were better when I typed out what was going on so I’m going to try to give this a go again. Beginning with an anniversary contest for my 12th year of paying for blog hosting. ;) That post will be up in a day or so so get ready, I’ll be running it with the old rules, if you share the link and someone mentions you in the comments, you’ll get more entries!

See you soon!



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