Chit Chat

Search and Ye Shall Find the Amateur Librarian

When I was thinking up questions for my blogiversary giveaway, I wanted to know how people found my blog.  I wasn’t surprised that the majority was from word of mouth/friend with a few through Twitter/Facebook, but no one chose “goodgle search.”  I didn’t really expect anyone to, but I was curious.  Wordpress has a handy… Continue reading Search and Ye Shall Find the Amateur Librarian

Craft Chat

The Worst Quiche Ever

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging, it’s this: it’s always better, with a more genuine outcome, to write about what’s happened naturally rather than trying to force something to happen just so you can write about it.  I find that this is especially true with food (need I remind you of my epic… Continue reading The Worst Quiche Ever

Craft Chat

Road to Tennessee Quilt

Thanks for your input on my Road to Tennessee quilt, everyone! First, the background:  I’ve been looking for a quilt project for a while… in books, magazines, online, projects I saved for my idea notebook.  I bought some charm packs and scrap fabric from eBay, and I had two charm packs (a set of 5… Continue reading Road to Tennessee Quilt

Craft Chat

To Scan or Not to Scan?

I’ve been organizing photos since high school.  I started filling bulky photo albums, painstakingly developing rolls of film each month and then adding dates and descriptions for every photo.  I now have six of these albums–the discontinuation roughly correlates with my marriage over two years ago, when things just got too busy to develop prints.… Continue reading To Scan or Not to Scan?

Book Chat

Reading Right Now: August 2011

I like to read a few different books at a time, especially now that all I’ve got is time!  Here’s what I’m reading right now: Breakfast book: The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, edited by David Shappard I started this a couple months ago, but I just couldn’t concentrate.  I was a little worried I was… Continue reading Reading Right Now: August 2011