Lazy Saturday

I kind of just woke up from a two hour nap. Eric and I went out for Mexican food for lunch, then wandered around one of those season-only Halloween shops. But I am getting ahead of myself here. So let’s take it from the beginning. This morning was unusual in that Eric woke up atContinue reading “Lazy Saturday”

Birthday time

Fall is a busy birthday season for me. I have my bff/college roommate’s birthday, dad, Eric, mom, grandma, and a few others interspersed. There goes my Christmas crafting time, no? Especially with November’s focus being writing fantastic fiction stories. Hopefully I’ll have birthday gifts done completely soon. Today is dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad!), soContinue reading “Birthday time”

Asphyxiation: what a yarn

I have kept quiet about some recent developments in one of those superstitious attempts to not jinx things. To be honest, I don’t know if it’s worked because I haven’t heard back yet anyway. All week, I’ve felt as though I were holding my breath, and with a holiday weekend upon us, I think theContinue reading “Asphyxiation: what a yarn”

Twofer Tuesday 2: Project update

Well, I am about 8 hours…I think…into the cross stitch/needlepoint project, and this is where I’ve gotten: I appreciate that there is actually one complete(ish) shape done. And I appreciate that I’ve already gone through two of the very long strands of thread that they supplied. But 8 hours! And this is all I haveContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: Project update”

So, um…

I think I mentioned some other project being an exercise in patience. That was a lie – a dirty, stinkin’ lie. Well, not a lie, but ignorance. I hadn’t done cross stitching – real cross stitching – yet. Last Friday, for my “weekend” project, I picked out a cross stitch kit at work and broughtContinue reading “So, um…”

Everyone knows I’m in over my head (except for me!)

I mentioned in my post yesterday (posts two days in a row?! I’m getting back up to speed!) that I bought a needlepoint kit to try out this weekend. I was rather excited because it comes with everything you need. I opened that bad boy up this morning to take a peek. Aida cloth? Check.Continue reading “Everyone knows I’m in over my head (except for me!)”

Fantasy Football Friday…

Sunday is the draft for our fantasy football league. I have been doing mock drafts this week, and I’ve been working, obviously. Today, as I left work, I bought a few supplies for the weekend. I haven’t done a really crafty project in a while, and my hands need to be busy. I bought aContinue reading “Fantasy Football Friday…”

Twofer Tuesday 2: Scarf start

This is a short post because I am cooking dinner and need to shower after a run. While thinking about how to make the messenger bag work yesterday, I made a little felt(ish) embellishment for my sound effects fleece scarf. I haven’t sewed it together yet because I’m not sure how I want to doContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: Scarf start”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Messenger bag, polymath style

Solve this equation: (2 yards of Spider Man fabric + approx. 2 yards of black fabric + aida cloth + bias tape)Sam’s frustration = ? A Spidey messenger bag! A few posts ago, I mentioned making a tote bag out of the remaining fabric from the Super Birthday Project, but then I remembered that IContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Messenger bag, polymath style”