old threads

These are pretty cool.  If they weren’t so expensive, I would buy them:

Threads of Old (etsy store)

Once I finish my grad school apps and stuff, I want to get into making mini quilts.  I asked for a book on it for my birthday.


don’t know when but that day is gonna come

Today it finally set in that next week is my last full week of work before Vermont.  While I am happy about that fact, I have so much to do before I get there.  Eye Can Art will run my life for the next two weeks (more so than it already has! Luckily I enjoy the project).

I have started training for my half marathon.  Finally remembering what it feels like to run, and I think that I will be able to break 2hrs for that race. Too bad the last serious training I did for a race was during high school cross country season.  This body of mine, it just ain’t what it used to be.  Ran 7miles on Monday, felt awful for the next 7 hours.  My knees ache.  I don’t remember that happening when I was 16.

pa dutch

Met with jordan Bernier last week in his studio.  We talked about patterns and the Pennslyvania Dutch.  Since then, I’ve been looking at some of their patterns… neat stuff.  Here’s an especially awesome one.


A triathlon is something I had wanted to do for years, but I never found the time until this year.  I trained for months and successfully completed the DC Triathlon last month.  Not to let training go to waste, I am doing another one in August.  I was browsing Amazon for a sportier swimsuit today, and found the most amazing cycling shirts ever:

The more I look at this shirt, the more I justify to myself that I need it.

Also racing related: my father (who has his own running blog here) sent me a schedule to train for my first half marathon this fall.  It doesn’t look as daunting as I would have imagined!  It’s also another excuse to have a MASSIVE food party with my friends.

Wrist is healing.  Nicely would be an overstatement, but it is healing (this is all just in time for a new soccer league I’m joining!).  I have almost full range of motion back but my hand/wrist gets tired from time to time since it’s still a bit weak.  I have also realized that I do a lot of things that are not very nice to my wrist.  Like, writing in a blog 10+ hours a week, and hand sewing a ton on paper.

tiny update

in the midst of this flurry of activity, I sprained my right wrist while playing soccer last night. Because typing one handed is exhausting, I will post something that I scanned yesterday, pre-injury:

More to come when I can type!

sik sik sik

I know that I did not post yesterday and have no work to show you for today.  It’s because I’ve been so sick as of late that all I want to do is lay down and go to sleep.  I am super achey, so physical activities are no fun.  My head is swimming with some sort of funky sinus infection.

Yesterday I could only muster up enough strength to go to work at noon (three hours late), come home at 5:30 and curl up on the couch and watch LOST until 11 and go to bed soon after.

I am HOPING I will feel better today, but so far it’s not looking so great. BOOOO being sick!

in progress this friday

A special edition of some work in progress:  I kept going on and on about Friday, and this is what I had completed Thursday night.  I looks as though I can mostly complete this piece by this evening.

I redid the original guy because I was pretty unhappy with him. Much more pleased with this particular fellow.