Chit Chat

High Five for Friday!

High Five for Friday! I’m sharing the highlights of my week… five to be exact!  I love the idea of focusing on five little things that made me happy… definitely a fun way to recap the week and stay grateful. 1 – Woodland Creatures. I finally starting working on my new year-long sampler, and it’s… Continue reading High Five for Friday!

Craft Chat

DIY Mastectomy Drain Pouch

I hesitated about sharing this project on the blog, since it touches on the unpleasant topic of cancer, but the more I thought about it the more I wished that I had been able to find a post like this when I was Googling “mastectomy drain pouch.” When my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer… Continue reading DIY Mastectomy Drain Pouch

Craft Chat

Finished: Greetings from the Beach Cross Stitch

I wish I were actually at the beach… but since that’s not in the cards, at least I can cross stitch a beach scene complete with a mermaid, puffer fish, and a smiling sun.  Greetings from the Beach (by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery) is finished! I’ve been working on this on and off since last summer,… Continue reading Finished: Greetings from the Beach Cross Stitch

Craft Chat

Collections and Collages

I recently had three finished cross stitch projects professionally framed, and finally felt like I had enough of a collection for a collage wall. The big blank wall has been begging for art ever since we moved in. In all its glory: After quite a few deliberations, I finally settled on an arrangement. It was… Continue reading Collections and Collages

Book Chat

Top Ten Favorite Books… Updated!

Last year I put together my top 10 favorite books, with the qualification that I had to have actually read them recently, not just childhood favorites that I vaguely remember as being awesome (because re-reading old favorites can sometimes be a rude awakening, am I right?). It’s probably a good time to revisit the list every… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Books… Updated!