Sunday, May 18, 2014


This is a work in progress, but I wanted to share it because I like the poem. The author is Harold Asa Pickett. He went by the name Slim Acres and called himself "The Buckeye Poet."

Friday, March 15, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Team Spirit?

So I finally finished a very belated Christmas present. (I know. I know. But I've been busy!) It is the first time I've done anything with this many stitches for someone else. I made the pattern completely on my own and just added my nephew's name at the bottom with a free alphabet I found at My brother is a huge University of Tennessee fan so I tried to do a miniature version of the football field. I intentionally cropped out my nephew's name at the bottom for the sake of anonymity (and out of respect for my brother, who may not want me sharing his kid's name. I just don't know. He won't read this, but I try to be considerate.) I hope the gift goes over well. I probably won't be doing another one until after July when my program officially ends and I will (fingers crossed) start a new job!

P.S. Sorry for the poor picture quality. I framed it before I even attempted to photograph it. I was so excited to have it done.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fun with Tetris

A long time ago I had some fun photographing my Tetris magnets and thought I would share.

Anyway, back to cross stitching a Christmas gift. At this rate I'll never finish it in time. :(

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Interesting Find

So I've been quite busy lately and not doing any fun hobbies. However, sometimes I remember my past endeavors and get curious about whether anyone else has looked at them or used the patterns. This is exactly what I did tonight when I found this Pinky and the Brain LEGO mural.

No credit is given for the pattern, but it looks very familiar to me:
My Pinky and the Brain pattern!

I am a big fan of LEGO, but I must admit that it would have been cool to get some credit, which should be shared with The Spriters Resource as well. My pattern is a simplified (fewer colors) and slightly manipulated version of their sprites. I guess my main hope is that if the guy did use my pattern that he did it purely for fun and not for profit.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My New Hobby

I haven't been doing any crafty activities recently. Instead, I have been learning how to use my new camera that I got for Christmas in manual mode. I got an Olympus E-PL1 and I really like it so far. Minus the cost of the camera, it is a relatively cheap hobby, which fits perfectly within my current budget.

A Lone Canoe

A Pic of Pepper Pondering
I haven't given up completely on other endeavors. Sometimes it is just fun to take a break from one thing to learn about something new.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mini Coffee Subway Art Pattern

When I showed my mom what I had made for my grandmother, she seemed to get jealous so I've been trying to come up with a pattern related to one of her favorite things: coffee. Unfortunately, I don't think this one is quite her style, but I think it is pretty cool so I'm sharing it. All of the fonts (except one) and the coffee cup came from various free patterns online. I had to make up the bottom font because I couldn't find another one that fit.