Introspective

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

August 25, 2013By 3 Comments
How I Spent My Summer Vacation

I can’t believe it’s the tail end of August already! This summer has gone by so quickly. It’s already been a few weeks since I went on vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina for a family reunion. I had such a good time. I once again volunteered to be the official portrait photographer, and […]

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Overwhelming Thanks

March 14, 2013By 1 Comment

Wow, you guys. Just wow. I cannot thank you all enough for the support you have given me after my announcement. I am humbled by all the well wishes from friends near and far. I’ve read every single email, card, message, post, comment, and tweet. I wish I had the energy to respond to them […]

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News I’ve Haven’t Shared, but It’s Time

March 6, 2013By 22 Comments

Hi all. I’ve been putting off writing this post, but it’s time. As you might recall, I’ve been having a lot of stomach problems recently. It got to the point that my stomach was so bloated that I looked pregnant, it just didn’t look normal for someone my size. Based on my symptoms, my physician […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Mr. Martini

February 14, 2013By 2 Comments
Happy Valentine’s Day from Mr. Martini

Scene: Our car, on the drive to work this morning. (Mr. Martini and I carpool to save $$ on parking and gas. Plus, it’s fun to chat during the commute as you will see here.) Background: My Mystery Stomach Ailment has been diagnosed as a non-functioning gallbladder, which will be removed next week. Surgery was […]

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The In-Between Time

January 10, 2013By 0 Comments
The In-Between Time

In between posting about one finished project and another, there’s the actual making. I’m stitching the January block of the Woodland sampler. I’m knitting a hat for Mr. Martini. I’m taking more photographs. So even though it may be quiet on the site, things are still happening behind the scenes. A lot happens during this […]

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To Do in 2013

January 1, 2013By 0 Comments
To Do in 2013

I love To Do Lists. Love, love, love them. Love writing them, love checking things off of them. Here’s proof: I love them so much I’ll take photos of them to brag that I’ve checked everything off of them. When a new year rolls around, I’m always excited because it’s another opportunity for a new […]

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2012 Crafty Year in Review

December 31, 2012By 1 Comment
2012 Crafty Year in Review

When I was thinking of this post, I honestly thought, “I don’t think I did all that much this year.” Ha! Seeing it all in one place makes me realize I had a really busy year! I learned a few new crafts, including canning, needlework and weaving. Knitting remained my go-to craft, but I also […]

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Merry Christmas 2012

December 25, 2012By 1 Comment
Merry Christmas 2012

Zelda hopes that you found many wonderful presents under your tree today. Under. UNDER the tree, Zelda. Not IN the tree. Oh, well. Merry Christmas!     Tweet

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Simple Woven Scarf – Success!

December 19, 2012By 3 Comments
Simple Woven Scarf – Success!

It’s official. I love my loom. Here’s my first project – finished, washed, and ready for its close up: Project: Simple woven scarf Yarn: One hank of Socks that Rock Lightweight in Zein colorway Details: Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom, 10-dent heddle, 72 ends, 90” warp length. I worked until I ran out of yarn, about […]

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