Saturday, November 24, 2007


So, John and I went to Asheville, NC a little bit ago. I hadn't been there since graduating in May '05. I kinda needed some time away from there.. And I'm very glad I allowed for that. I now realize that the past is past.
I had forgotten how beautiful it is out there. We caught the fall colors at just the right time. And the bed and breakfast we stayed at was awesome (Inn at Mill Creek).
We saw a truly country rock n roll band at a truly country bar, ate local delicacies, climbed multiple mountains, and did many more things that just don't sound nearly as great as they were in real life. Basically, Asheville is a great place to travel to. Black Mountain is also a very cute little town (with their own little quilt shop too!) Overall, the lesson is that vacations rock my world!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Brand New Machine!!!

So it's my man and I's 1 year anniversary today. I gave him the quilt last night and he seemed really excited (pictures soon). And then this morning we went off to All Brands where they're having a Baby Lock sale the exact weekend of our anniversary. Thus, I have a brand new Crafter's Choice. I found a new love!
When we left the store I have to admit I started crying. It's such an amazing gift! So, blog posts soon about all the crafting I get to do now!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Catching up with dreams

It's been a while hasn't it... Well, I guess I've been busy. I'm working at Quilting Adventures ( part-time. It doesn't feel like busy work though because I truly adore that place more and more. I used to like to sew. Now I feel like I'm falling in love with sewing. And isn't falling in love amazing?
Speaking of love, my english-man and I are celebrating one full year of dating this weekend. I know that for all the married people out there you're wondering, 'Dating? Big deal..' Well, I happen to think we ARE a big deal. So I made him a big surprise... Which I can't tell you all about (yes, all 2 readers out there) until after this weekend. Which me luck! I hope he likes it.
And I think that he's going to get me an awesome sewing machine! In the past week of only a couple hours of sewing a day on average, I've broken 5 needles and my thread has snapped about 30 times. I took it for maintenance just recently. It's a zigzag pro that can't zigzag. :( BUT, All Brands is having a sale! Yea! News this weekend about what I get. I'm still trying not to get overly excited though..
Also, giving thoughts to whether I want to enter the crafting world for business. But, maybe I should get better at things before I breach that subject.
Well, I'm at my other job (yes, I'm a cell biologist by day) so I should probably go now..
TTFN (As Tigger would say 'TaTa for Now!')

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Deep Clean

So, my roommate and I both lazily slept in on Sunday but then got talking over a cup of coffee.. And, suddenly, we launched ourselves into a deep clean frenzy. Actually, it wasn't very frenzied. It was quite nice actually. But, the VERY best part is I now have a sewing spot that I love! I promise to post a picture soon. It's so perfect. All I want to do is go home, listen to music, and sit at that great space. It's so nice of her to help me make it happen. I also rearranged my room so it feels spacious. Everything was so cramped with my sewing table in my bedroom so I didn't even want to sew there. But now it's great! And, for the first time in a long time, I went through my fabric stash to rearrange.. It's a bit sick really.. I am not allowed to buy any more until I sell some things I make. It's a rule. I'm sticking to it. Also, I'm learning that I may like cleaning.. Eek! I'm truly becoming an adult (although it's certainly not a rule that all adults are clean)... But, learning to like cleaning is a good thing to change. Right?

Also, I got a BUNCH of seeds from my parents.. Fall veggies! Yum - spinach, lettuce, peas.. And pretty flowers that'll pop up in the spring (hopefully before I move away from that house!). So, thanks mom and dad!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Pics from the weekend.

The farmhouse.. Maybe some day I'll have one too.. : )My British man.. Maybe some day we'll have a bike (or he'll have one that I get to ride when I'm real nice..)


Yes. I am now a blogger... even though I don't really know what that entails. Is it a journal? Is it a fancy Myspace (more sophisticated perhaps?)? Well, I don't know what it is. Hopefully it will evolve naturally.
About me... I'm a science-working, hand-sewing, Richmond-living, British man-loving, country-raised, environmentally-thirsty, future-dreaming, future-unknowing woman. Details will arrive soon.

The latest news is that this past weekend my British man (John) and I went to the mountains of Virginia. His uncle and aunt have a fairly dilapidated, but full of potential, farmhouse. We did a bit of ripping of floorboards and such and then a lot of drinking beer and swimming in nice, cool streams. And I did a bit of telling ghost stories. .. And, whether you think I'm weird or not (especially since I don't know who you specifically are), I think I discovered a ghost in this old farmhouse. It's just someone that wants to fix it too. Quite a few people have tried apparently, but I think someone is especially vested. I don't know what to think about the fact that I can sense ghosts.
Other than that, I'm trying to decide what my future holds... Grad school maybe? Hopefully.. but it's so damn scary, isn't it? If you (again, whoever you are) have advice about grad school let me know. Any advice will suffice at this very unknown time.
Well, thanks for reading. More to come soon hopefully.