I’ve been in a mood to complete crafty projects since the election. I think this is my therapy to deal with the outcome and fall out. I feel productive. The first thing I finished was crocheting Sarah’s Mankato school colors scarf. Well, let me restate that: I finished the body of the scarf early in […]
I made a realization this weekend — I have a lot of crafting stuff. I could make handmade presents for at least three years, including Christmases, before I would run out of something. I have the following hobbies covered in spades: Jewelry-making: many strands of imperfect pearls from China, wire, tools, findings, beads galore. Card-marking: […]
It’s been extremely busy for me since the fall semester started. Due to some tech glitches, less than helpful help, I’ve been working 5 to 7 hours extra every worknight. I am exhausted. Add Sydney’s death into the mix, and I am cranky and tapped out. So of course I will be working a professional […]
I found out on Wednesday, that my dear 14 year old Scottie, Sydney was full of cancer. We sent her off to get her dog angel wings last night. I wrote a piece about Sydney on our family blog, The Walls of St. Paul.
You’d think that with my reduced schedule and increased sleeping that my workspace would stay neat as a pin for days. Not so. It magically gets “crapped up” within minutes of tidying. I’m about ready to give up — but if I don’t keep trying to clean it up, I don’t get inspired to work. […]