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...



I haven't felt so good in a long time. I spent the entire day prepping my yard for a garden (a new term I know call "yarding"), planting flowers, and running away from bugs. I hurt all over. Literally every part of my body hurts, in a good way; the dirt under you fingernails, lungs filled with fresh air, and maybe even a slight sunburn, alive sort of way.

I am now drinking an apple cider in my pajamas, and I plan on reading for the rest of the evening.


Much love to you all!

Fresh veggies here I come,
Your friend,


Gears are turning...

Happy Spring, everyone! And Happy Birthday to my dear ol' dad!

We are headed to my parents' house tonight for homemade, beer battered fish and chips, and probably some home-brewed beer as well!

I have all next week off of work because of spring break, and I can already feel the gears turning in my head thinking of new projects to work on.

Here's one that I've just finished, and am really quite fond of:



Much love,



I'm feeling a teeny bit overwhelmed today so I'm going to keep it simple.

And just to be clear, it is a good kind of overwhelmed.

So here is an old picture that I'm using now. It is a picture of my sister and I when she came to visit a couple weeks ago.


Much love,
Your friend,


Pie and Stitches

My days have been odd and strangely full. Days of macaroni and cheese pie making and extra long movie marathons; weird sci-fi movies and the best reuben sandwiches in the history of ever (made by the two men of the household while the ladies propped their feet up and drank beer).

Sun and rain and clouds and oddly warm weather have my brain all confused, and time seems to be going slow and fast both at the same time.


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Oh, and some finished custom embroidery:


Much love, and hoping your days go smoothly,
Your friend,


Fresh Start

I'm back!
My camera lens is back!
I'm both exhausted and exhilarated.

It's only 8:30 and I feel like I've already done more today than I have in weeks. Not the kind of stuff that everyone else knows is productive; not folding laundry or getting work done, but rather the kind of stuff that you feel deep down inside. Things you've been meaning to write down, or little scraps of paper that need organizing. Words that needed to be said into the morning air and time spent being quiet. Watching the sun rise...

So yeah, I think it is safe to say that I feel good today.



Your friend,