Etsy Swap - Fall 2014

So guys, I was involved in something pretty darn exciting recently: AN ETSY SWAP!

It was put on by Amy of Taking Steps Home and Megan of Rivers & Roads. It was so much fun!

Here is what I sent to my partner, Pamela of AstroloTea:


Aren't these lights super fun? I kind of, no really want a set for myself now!


And here is what I got from Carissa of Lillies and Silk:


I have had my eye on that teacup for so long now! And the healing salve is so lovely!


Poor Little Blog

My poor little blog is feeling awfully neglected as of late.

It's not that I don't want to keep up with my little corner of the internet, I do.

I guess I just shouldn't force myself to post more than when I feel like it.

Here's what I've been up to:

geometric 2

custom wedding 1

Lots, and lots, and lots of embroidery. Etsy has been oh-so-good to me. I just had my 80th (80TH!!!) sale! It makes me happy to be doing something that makes me, well, happy!



Remember when I painted on fabric? Well, I finally finished that hoop. It sparked so many more new ideas.


Brian and I celebrated 2 years of being married! We took 4 days and backpacked down in the redwoods. It was quite lovely to be completely away from technology and people, and just to be out under the stars and breathing the fresh air. Swimming, watching frogs jump about, campfires... there's nothing quite like being alone in the woods. We had a phenomenal time, and we're already thinking about future trips. I will say though, the shower and burger and beer we had when we got home was like one million, no, four million dollars.






Seriously, just listen to those birds!

Love, Your unreliable friend,


Seriously, No Big Deal...

Oh yeah, hey. Here's a picture of me in a field of poppies.

No big deal.


Ok, I'm lying when I say no big deal.

This was a big deal.

On Mother's day, my mom and I took a drive out to Corvallis. We had lunch, and borgias (our favorite treat!) and walked around the little shops downtown. On our way back, we drove past this. A field of flowers.


We turned around to get a picture, and when we got closer, we realized they were poppies.

My absolute favorite flower.

We took some pictures and then just sat there, looking at it. It was breathtaking. They went on and on and on...


Pretty lovely way to spend a Mother's Day.

Your friend,


The Pollen Might Be Getting To Me... Worth It

I wish you could smell these from where you are sitting.


I am in heaven.

Happy Mother's Day weekend, everyone!




Here we are in May, and I'm not quite sure what happened. Time has been weird, running at all different speeds at the same time.

My days have been filled with French press coffee, and sunshine, and rain showers, and new plants sprouting, and sneezes, and lazy weekends, and actually, a bit of creativity thrown in there too.

I made these for my garden (which is coming along quite nicely!) and I am quite in love with them.




In other news, I just shipped off my first international order! Happy.

Love, Your friend,


New Methods...

I had an idea a couple weeks ago, for a totally new way to do embroidery.

I hadn't done it yet because I didn't know if it would work.

Well, it worked.

I can't wait to show you what else I'm going to do with it. Oh the possibilities!

Paint plus stitches.




Your friend,


Here We Go

I know it's been a while. I needed a while.

But I think I'm ready to start this back up again!

Let's see...

The last time I was here I had just started working in my yard again...

Well, I've kind of gone overboard on that. Between the garden and general upkeep of the yard (it is very big... bigger even than my parent's backyard!), it has pretty much taken all of my free time. And surprisingly, I love it. All the overgrown plants got new haircuts and all the weeds are saying their farewells. New flowers are being planted and the garden area is being tilled next weekend. It is a new adventure and I am so excited about it! Oh! And I started a compost pile. Fuck yeah.


We celebrated both of my parent's birthdays... My dad's with home brewed beer and my mom's with home made chocolate chocolate chocolate cake.


We took some tea photos.



Also, my dearest friend Gina and I have started having a craft day every week! It has been all kinds of awesome sharing ideas, inspiring each other, learning new things, and of course spending time with her new baby, Nora!


On top of all that, i'm still loving my job as a math and reading tutor, and I've been embroidering like crazy.




Happy Easter everyone.

See you tomorrow.

Your unreliable friend,
Who really is trying...