I feel like I’ve been talking less about me and more about the shop recently, and I don’t like that (even *I* get bored with shop updates after a while!) – So here’s a little summary of what I’ve been up to:

  • I passed my 2nd cume last month (only 2 more to go!) – I am so looking forward to the day that my classes and exams are over and I can finally focus on my research!
  • My sister is coming to stay with us at the end of this month!  I am beyond excited – I plan on working straight through my spring break so I can take off for a couple days when she is here … maybe I’ll actually get to lay on the beach for the first time since we moved here!
  • Our basil, parsley and mint are thriving after a month on our balcony … however our cilantro, not so much (re. shriveled and dead).  If anyone has tips for growing cilantro in warm and humid climates, let me know!  We could really use some.
  • I’m brainstorming a new succulent embroidery piece, this time inspired by our agave plant (see image above).  I love its minty green and blue-grey coloration.
  • I’m happy to be participating in Mollie’s Stitch Swap – Over 270 people from all over the world signed up (!) – I received my partner last week and all I have to say is I think she’s really going to like what I’m making for her!!
  • I’ve decided that I need to start coloring my hair regularly.  Unfortunately, these pesky greys are becoming too obvious for my liking (I’m only 24 for Pete’s sake!).  Can anyone recommend a good brand of boxed color?
  • I received these simple silver studs from Greece last week!  Jim thinks they make me look like I have gauges (sans any actual earlobe-stretching).

What have you been up to lately?


This week …

  • I colored my hair for the first time ever – My stylist has been dying to get color on my hair since I started going to his salon, so it was like watching a kid in a candy shop while he was scooting around, comparing and mixing colors.  I’m now a dark chocolate-y brown and I love it!  I feel like I stare at myself in the mirror twice as long now … so narcissistic …
  • the local geese have abandoned their nests and all that remains are broken eggshells … This means we get to see fuzzy baby geese soon!  They are adorable to watch as they putter around the canal.
  • I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with one of the embroideries I’m working on – Details about this next week.
  • we’ve started looking into and making phone calls regarding our big move – So much to do!

[ Egg Print by Julien Denoyer ]

Happy Earth Day and Happy Easter!

Weekend Links

A little phrase to keep in mind …


Other fun things to peruse …

  • Find more awesomeness here.
  • Got bobby pins, string and a button?  Here’s a cute tutorial for you.
  • A nerdy ring that can also store your electronic documents!


Jim and I are heading up to NYC Saturday night to visit friends – So excited!

We also have a reservation at Calle Ocho for brunch on Sunday – Nom!  The food is phenomenal (I wanted to order a second plate last time we went), they have an all-you-can-drink sangria bar (yep, you read that right) and for some reason they seem to have the best damn coffee I have had in my entire life … If you are ever in the city for brunch, you NEED to make a reservation.

Have a happy weekend!