Archive for August, 2010

August 27, 2010

I don’t know if this is actually going to happen BUT- a lovely future home drifted across my path. Wooden floors, a dreamily large kitchen, a guest bedroom/sewing room/ or office. This is where the cookie jar would go– oh and we would need a nice area rug, and look at the porch. Just lovely.  Sigh.

It’s all I think about.

Well that and now I REALLY need to save my money up. And that is why I didn’t go out last night. Saved myself the god knows how much on drunken supplies. This past weekend, the boy was home, and we spent a doozie on going out and enjoying ourselves.

I’m not much in shape, nor do I particularly enjoy working out. So when the boy was home we got some used tennis rackets and had a ball. My new favorite way of working out.

And isn’t this clever?

(from country living)

August 20, 2010


I love Zooey Deschanel.

I loved making this for the boy. Beginnings of a care package: blueberry granola.

AND- I love finding new blogs to inspire my recent cravings of farm:

August 19, 2010

Quilt like

I would say I’m a fifth of the way done.


August 10, 2010


My muse and hero, Jenna Woginrich, has so delicately and flawlessy described a life I want to live.

As a younger self, I thought I wanted the city life of an artist. Now as I get older, my perspective is changing. Land. Animals. Nature. Love. Community.  But to map the path to get there is a challenge in itself. I just was accepted to Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), My orientation is coming up in two weeks. Overall, how wise is it to spend over $20,000, on a life where I will not be able to pay that back? Tell me I can still have this life without the headache of loans! Tell me.

I suggested to my mother of not going to school this fall. Due to lack of jobs in the college area ( I was not lying), and to recent ideas of saving all my money. Freedom.

Maybe I will go to school, but I think I’ll do on a smaller scale. Maybe not even a technical “school”, just classes.

Anyone know where to go? I’m free.

August 5, 2010


So I’ve been quite crafty these days. Yesterday I finished my lamp for my sewing room, and finished my linen shorts. The shorts I’m annoyed with.  Simplicity 3850- my stupid mistakes plus the shorts came out too big. I still wore them.

I still have my serger sitting on my desk, begging to be used, but alas the damn thing is nonsensical. So knits- you are going to have to wait.

So what now? Shirt, dress, skirt time? Maybe a tie dye skirt- I know it’s late in the season, but it’s still something I want to do!

August 4, 2010

Mint Blue and August Peach

My productivity levels are up and down. With that said, I still feel like I’ve gotten a lot done! I still need to find an apartment, a job, and figure out how to move.

Don’t you just want to sit on it?