Starting at around age 13 I began a love affair with calendars. I love calendars. I love writing in what I'm going to do or what I've done, looking ahead to see what's up, using colorful pens to note special days. In the beginning, my calendars were very simple. I picked up a free one… Continue reading BUJO
I've always like the way needlepoint looks. I have a few blank canvases, a couple of books to get me started, but never really found a project that 'spoke' to me. Until this: https://string-or-nothing.com/. Go ahead. Check the link. The pattern is awesome. Here's my attempt: Okay, so the progress is minimal. But I'll get… Continue reading Something New
This past weekend I attended our Kingdom's Midwinter Arts & Sciences event. There were some lovely entries. I did a little judging, (I could write a book on why judging A&S is crazy but that's not what we're talking about here) taught a class, took a couple of classes and got to work on my… Continue reading Learning
I've posted before about waiting. That's one of the side benefits of parenting and it can be a pretty good one! Tonight, El is swimming and Big B and I are waiting together. I'm working on a sweater vest for Big B. I figure we're well past the curse of the boyfriend sweater. Of course… Continue reading Waiting
This weekend we engaged in a local Women's March. This local march was one of hundred's of sister marches to the giant one being held in Washington, D.C. My original plan had been to travel to Atlanta to march, but change starts locally and I was super excited to find that we had our own… Continue reading Resist
When I was sorting through all the stuff in my craft room, I came across a fair number of unfinished projects. Unfinished projects make me feel a little overwhelmed so I turned to the wisdom of folks on FB. Seriously. An open question on FB is a great way to get some pretty spot on… Continue reading F.O.
I've been wanting to write this post for ages but didn't want to even start it until I had something cool to share. Now I have something cool!! I've wanted to paint/organize my craft room for ages. Now that's it's my office as well, I *really* want to change it up. Over the Christmas holiday… Continue reading Finally!
I've been thinking a lot about this year ending. I feel as though I've ended the last couple of years saying something like, "Wow. This was the worst year ever." It might be time to flip the script on that observation. Let's just get this out of the way; 2016 was godawful for my little… Continue reading The End is Near
Wow. It's only Wednesday and this week has been a real doozy! I work from home and yesterday my access to the internet crashed and crashed hard. I could answer emails, small tasks that don't take up a lot of bandwidth, but anything big, (like doing my job) I was completely locked out of. So… Continue reading Thanks
I didn't write a thankful post yesterday so I'll catch up now. (I can't even believe how quickly this month is going. Crazy!) Today I am thankful that I have a crazy healthy child. El almost never gets sick, never been hospitalized, never broken a bone, never got a concussion...it's like she lives in a… Continue reading Health