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Archive for the 'Other Crafts' Category

Needlepoint

Monday, October 4th, 2010

A few weeks ago I stopped in the local thrift store and found an unfinished piece of needlepoint. When I looked carefully at it, it was easy to see the frustration the former owner likely felt. Having worked the serious detail in the center — the violets — the person proceeded to do the (boring) […]

Painting Class

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Austrian Foxglove Bowl Now that I am feeling healthier, I finally am able to be excited about my upcoming painting class. I am biting the bullet and ordering all my supplies in advance. It really is only a five day workshop, so you have to show up day one with everything at hand. Fingers crossed […]

Craigslist Score

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Victorian Chair Sunday morning I looked at Craigslist furniture-by-owner listings. Force of habit, really. I am not seriously looking for anything other than a matched set of two chairs suitable for a guest room and keeping my options open for storage possibilities for the office. Craigslist leisure browsing really. I do secretly dream of finding […]

Inauguration

Monday, January 12th, 2009

My Fake Inaugural Invitation This morning Llewellyn handed me a large envelope and sarcastically suggested my inaugural invitation would be contained within. Oddly, it was though merely a “commemorative” inaugural invitation, along with a brochure selling inaugural collectibles. There was also a letter describing other events (the Inaugural Balls, to be specific) that will be […]