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)

New Hobbies · Reflection · Social Hobbies

The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

I am not a native Iowan and for various (legitimate) reasons, I was unable to participate in a caucus until the 2016 nomination process. And while 2016 did teach me that caucuses are, in fact, the dumbest way to conduct a vote in the 21st Century, I still left feeling like my voice was heard…… Continue reading The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

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)

New Hobbies

The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

You wanna know the secret to a long-term relationship? BRAINWASHING!* Or maybe denial? Actually, you probably shouldn’t trust me on this one. I’ve only been in one truly serious relationship in my life and I’m pretty sure it’s because I managed to find the most tolerant person on the planet. (Also, dividing up our stuff…… Continue reading The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

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)

Crafting · New Hobbies

I Dug A Hole (Or Yard Work Is Hard And Everything Hurts)

A friend recently asked me why I haven’t included joining a gym as part of my “trying new hobbies” blog. So let me be clear, for everyone who doesn’t know me (and probably those who do as well) – I do not consider working out a hobby. Why, you may ask? BECAUSE EXERCISE IS TORTURE.…… Continue reading I Dug A Hole (Or Yard Work Is Hard And Everything Hurts)

Crafting · New Hobbies

Sewing For Newbies (Or Why You Should Just Suck It Up And Take A Class)

So you guys. The reason why I have yet again broken my “post once per week” rule (can it really be a rule if you’ve never once followed it?), is because I wanted to wait and tell you about a new adventure after I’m starting. I’m taking a sewing class! In the past, I have typically…… Continue reading Sewing For Newbies (Or Why You Should Just Suck It Up And Take A Class)