Project: \ˈprä-ˌjekt, -jikt also ˈprō-\:  a specific plan or design

Trajectory: \trə-ˈjek-t(ə-)rē\:  the curve described by a projectile, rocket, or the like in its flight

Projectory: \ˈprä- ˈjek-t(ə-)rē\: because I’m clever like that


photo credit: shannon collins

Hello! I’m Maura, the lady behind The Projectory.

I’ve been blogging here since 2010, honing my interest in DIY design in the various spaces I’ve called home. First, a studio apartment:


And then a bedroom in a shared house:


Followed by a second studio apartment:


This 1200sq ft condo, where I finally was able to undertake the design benefits of home ownership, like a full kitchen and bathroom renovations:


As of Fall 2016, we bought a 2900sq ft Second Empire Victorian that needs a lot of work. Pictures to come!

I have a degree in Textile Engineering and work full time at a university. I write knitting patterns freelance, and I perform as an aerialist with the feminist circus theater company, Tangle Movement Arts:


Photo credit: Mike Ermilio

In my spare time, I paint anything that sits still.

This is Nikki!


Nik’s my beloved wife and ever-willing home project assistant with an impeccable design sense of her own. She is also a librarian, and we have a metric ton of books in our home. We were engaged on April 11th, 2014, and were married in June of 2015.

Morris House Hotel wedding, Philadelphia

Collectively, we have a dog, Abel, and three cats: Pie, Ruth, and Naomi.





*Any unattributed images are mine! Please share with credit and integrity.



  1. Laura G · · Reply

    Glad to see you blogging again. Your circus school pics are amazing.

  2. Mary Beth · · Reply

    Hi .. Saw that you have a pattern in the latest Knitscene… Would you be possibly interested in testing out and perhaps writing about my iPhone/iPad app Yarn U? I can give you a promo code.

  3. Your projects and craftiness are delightful to see. I have added a couple of your projects to my todo list (marble accessories here I come)! I have nominated you for The Liebster Award. Click on the link to find the rules for the award (don’t worry they are easy and fun.) http://thellblog.com/2014/04/03/liebster-award/

  4. Hi Maura! Just letting you know that I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog award. You must have been nominated before (or maybe you’re too famous for it :)), so I apologize if this is redundant, but feel free to see my post here if you want to accept: http://wildbluealex.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/the-one-lovely-blog-award/

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