TYoC, Day 24: Bloom where you’re planted, even if your “bulbs” are frozen!

In a not-shocking turn of events, it’s still snowing here.  I’ve stopped complaining about it (mostly), because temps hovering around freezing are–dare I say it?–tolerable, and I’ve exhausted all the humorous potential of “desert lizard complaining about the cold” by this point in the trip.  I’m getting what enjoyment I can out of the stuff,…

TYoC, Days 14-20: A Pause

No plan survives contact with the enemy, and life has a way of intervening in your good intentions.  I am up in the great white north (seriously:  it’s been snowing on and off–mostly on–for 4 days) with my family through the end of January, and there just wasn’t enough room in my suitcase for my…

TYoC, Days 12 & 13: Planters and Pastries

So I didn’t get around to blogging yesterday, but I DID do something creative.  I assembled 1 big and 4 smaller corrugated steel planters. Each small one took 32 screws to put together, and there was a near miss when I picked up a sheet of metal with a little too much enthusiasm, scraping a…

TYoC, Day 11: By Mennen!

Today was full of a fair amount of birthday stuff, but I managed to squeeze in a little guitar practice while Scott watched the Huskers lose at basketball, which was kind of shitty of them, considering it was their biggest fan’s birthday today.  I keep telling him he should pick another, winning, team to be…

TYoC, Day 10: Burnt Offerings

I was talking to my folks on the phone a little bit ago and my dad asked me what I was going to blog about today, and I told him I didn’t know yet–I knew for sure there was some guitar playing in my near future, but other than that, I hadn’t made any concrete…

TYoC, Day 9: Doing it right!

Yesterday, my friend Jenny sent me this link, about the benefits of forming a creative habit,  and then today in my inbox was this newsletter, with a call for writers to return to the blogosphere, in all its long-form glory, a message I am receptive to, having rescued my own dusty blog from the dustbin…

TYoC, Day 8: Shopping and Sparkles!

I always say that crafters get to enjoy their hobby three times:  once shopping for the project, once making the project, and once having/using the project.  Today was a shopping day.  I needed to get black fleece for the sleeves and neckband of the dress I’m sewing, and of course while I was in JoAnn’s,…

TYoC, Day 7: Sew Far, Sew Good

I bought this argyle fleece on clearance from Hancock Fabrics (which closed 3 years ago).  The speed of my sewing is measured in geologic time, but first it was the wrong season, and then it was, “I can’t sew knits!” But I picked up a sewing magazine at my dealer’s…er, I mean, Joann’s, and it…