Crafting · New Hobbies

Rules Are For Suckers (Or How I Was Evangelized To The Amazing World Of Improv Quilting)

Heeeeeeeey Ooooooooooooh! I’m back and have absolutely no excuse for not posting in over 6 months (aside from hobbying up a storm) so we’re not even going to acknowledge that. As you may remember, about this time last year I decided I might take a quick trip over to quilting land and see if it…… Continue reading Rules Are For Suckers (Or How I Was Evangelized To The Amazing World Of Improv Quilting)

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All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

Are you tired of -30 degree weather? Is your house freezing cold all the time??? Then have I got the thing for you…gigantic crocheted blankets! In all serious though, IT’S DONE! Behold the gloriousness that is my first king-sized quilt. I realize that actually finishing projects is somewhat inconsistent with my brand (and essence of being), but take…… Continue reading All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

Crafting · Failure

Fall Gardening Tips For Couch Potatoes (Or How Being Lazy Made Me A Genius)

Happy non-denominational-gift-exchange season!  It’s that time of year. Unfettered commercialism is in the air, people everywhere are wrestling with wrapping paper, and Mexico and New Orleans got snow while it’s still 50 degrees in Iowa. Now I am a big fan of having a solid four season. I don’t like one better than another (except…… Continue reading Fall Gardening Tips For Couch Potatoes (Or How Being Lazy Made Me A Genius)

Crafting · New Hobbies

How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

It’s no secret that my favorite part of any hobby is thinking of all the pretty things I can buy. Pretty yarns, pretty thread, pretty fabric, etc. So when JoAnn’s fabric decided to leave their awful location at a super busy intersection and move in just down the street from us, it would have been…… Continue reading How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

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“Hooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

It appears my hobby interests go in cycles. I obsess over one activity for a few weeks, then get tired of it and have to move on to something else (yes-even with cleaning. The chore chart lasted longer than expected, but there’s only so much dusting a girl can pretend to enjoy). That being said,…… Continue reading “Hooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

Crafting · New Hobbies

6 Reasons Cross Stitch Is More Awesome Than You Think (Or What 2 Weeks Of Writers Block Will Get You)

I was going make some lame excuse about how I’d been traveling through Eastern Europe for the last week and a half (true) and that’s why I hadn’t posted in awhile (false), but I won’t. I’ll just own up to the writers block and move on. I guess it’s not really writers block. More like…… Continue reading 6 Reasons Cross Stitch Is More Awesome Than You Think (Or What 2 Weeks Of Writers Block Will Get You)

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Ignorance Is Most Definitely Bliss (Or Why I Love My Patio And Will Never Build One Ever Again)

It’s been awhile since I posted. I know. But I have a good excuse! Operation: New Patio literally became all-consuming. For the better part of 6 weeks, Adam and I have spent ever possible minute working on this project. (Which is crazy because we’re literally just moving rocks from one piece of ground to another. Who’da…… Continue reading Ignorance Is Most Definitely Bliss (Or Why I Love My Patio And Will Never Build One Ever Again)