Cross Stitching for Christmas

Cross Stitching for Christmas

Every year around the holidays I always seem to make note of endless ideas for Christmas-themed cross stitching.  There are so many great ideas out there, and I always wish I had a little bit more time to try a couple before the season is over.  And every year I find I’m simply too busy with […]

The Cutest Dragon

My cross stitching focus over the last couple years has been on making things for others… there’s a special feeling associated with giving something handmade.  Since most projects I start end up taking a bit of time, there’s usually very little time left for completing cross stitches for myself so I wanted to make sure […]

Let’s Paint!

I am the crafty type – I enjoy using my imagination to make things and will never turn down an opportunity to be creative!  It’s why I’ve tried throwing pottery and making jewelry and cross stitching and card-making and scrapbooking and painting wood and ceramics.  It’s why I make my own Halloween costume almost every […]

Cross Stitching for Love

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world got married this summer.  We’ve been friends since we met in grade 3, and though we haven’t always been super duper close over the last 23 years, we’ve always kept in touch and we’ve been there for each other when it counted. She and […]

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween.  I almost always make my own costume and dress-it-up for a party or, at the very least, at work if the 31st falls on a workday.  Until a few years ago, I also always carved a pumpkin and every once in a while when I was feeling particularly ambitious I’d roast the […]

I Should Have Been A Rock Star

When I was little I used to dream of being in a band.  I’d be the unusual combination of drummer and lead singer, killing both like it was no big thing, and we’d be famous, obviously. I’m not sure I ever really believed this would happen, but I can’t deny that it was always in […]


This is my 100th post!  In honour of this very special occasion, I wanted to look back at some of my favourite posts and discuss where I’m at with my goals for my 32nd year! I have a number of favourite posts, all for various reasons.  Some posts I like the writing, others I like […]

And now to interrupt my regularly scheduled programming…

I’m just a girl who likes to write and my main outlet is this blog.  I have no illusions about this whole blogging thing – I understand that there are millions of them and that mine is just one tiny dot in a sky full of stars.  That is, until I was nominated for an award. What happened […]

Mini Garden Spaces

Moving to our new place was a big adjustment in many ways, including leaving our garden.  Who knew growing up that I would care so much about a plot of dirt and some plants when back then my mom had to force me to help with the weeding.  I absolutely hated weeding, and I mostly still do […]

An Out-Dated Hobby

I like to cross stitch.  And before you frantically check my About page, no I am not 80 years old, I don’t breed cats, and yes I still have all my teeth.  I may be going a little deaf, but that’s neither here nor there.  I know it’s not a glamourous hobby like scrapbooking or […]