Lessons Learned: An Introduction

Remember Jack Handey? Yeah, ok, full disclosure – I was going somewhere with that, and then I started looking at Jack Handey quotes and 15 minutes later, I don’t remember why I brought him up. Which brings me to my point: I have made some┬áhilarious mistakes in my life. I’ve made some not-so-funny ones, too,Continue reading “Lessons Learned: An Introduction”

Limbo. Or “how TFA continues to screw with me”

I still hadn’t heard from GVSU by today, and while I wasn’t entirely surprised, I was concerned that perhaps there was some difficulty with transcripts. Sure enough, for some unknown reason, I went against my gut and had listed my time at Delta State on my application. I thought I had deleted it before submittingContinue reading “Limbo. Or “how TFA continues to screw with me””

Operation Chocolate and Peanut-Butter

I woke up this morning with a craving for that almighty Dynamic Duo: chocolate and peanut-butter. Knowing that Eric and I are both trying not to become as wide as we are tall, I felt the best way to get my fix without overdoing it was to make something that he could take to hisContinue reading “Operation Chocolate and Peanut-Butter”

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…”

Super Birthday Curtain: An exercise in patience

What a week. Sorry for no post yesterday. I was watching The Dark Knight Rises. Today I ventured into making the curtains for the Super Hero Birthday Room Project (as I’ve taken to calling it…since now). I have two sewing books, and they both have lovely little explanations for how to sew curtains. There isContinue reading “Super Birthday Curtain: An exercise in patience”

The Crafty Polymath’s Guide to Failure

Greetings, friends, Romans, countrymen. I thought long and hard yesterday about whether or not to post, and what, should I decide to take the plunge. If you have read this far, you have probably put two and two together: “a guide to failure?” you thought, followed by “didn’t know what to post…this woman never shutsContinue reading “The Crafty Polymath’s Guide to Failure”

Stick a pin in me; I’m done

When I woke up yesterday, I had already decided to take onat least three projects, one of them being a sewing project I have been putting off – a pin cushion. It seemed easy enough, and I thought it would make a good pause between other projects. Hand sewing, for me, can be almost aContinue reading “Stick a pin in me; I’m done”

I’m Better Than I Think, And Then I Think I Could be Better

Let me tell you something about second-guessing yourself when it comes to cooking, or rather, not doing what you know you should do. When you have a recipe in mind, and you know the basics of what you’re doing, just go with the basics and add onto it. Do not take short cuts or assumeContinue reading “I’m Better Than I Think, And Then I Think I Could be Better”