Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hello Shoes, Goodbye Blog

After wearing about three pairs of shoes for the past month, I was blown away by the footwear I left in my dorm room closet over Christmas break. (I was standing in my roommate's closet when I took this picture..) What riches! My footwear runneth over!

On a slightly more serious note, I have decided to take a break from blogging this semester (A break? I just had one..) I haven't been doing much (any) crafting anyway, and I want to spend more time studying, less time on the internet, and hopefully more time reading (for pleasure) as well..

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!!!!! to anyone who has ever commented on this blog; you have no idea how much that has meant to me!!!!! Seriously, seeing that I had a comment was always the highlight of my day. I'll definitely still be reading blogs, and maybe I'll start again one day.

Love you all!!!



Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm Going Home..

..To the place where I belong...

Merry Christmas everybody!!!

Love ya!

And Happy New Year..If I don't see you before then..

Be back January 15th!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bored out of my Gourd

This is The. Longest. Week. Ever.!!!!
Oh my goodness, will it ever be over?
I am going crazy from studying and taking study breaks where I have nothing to do because for some reason this week, I cannot find any new blogs to read or books to look up on amazon.com...
Is it Friday at 10:00 yet??

Monday, December 10, 2007

So Darn Productive...

...I just don't know what to do with myself..
Two finals down, three to go, and one of those is a take-home final I've finished typing, just hafta proofread and print!!

Here's that little house I was telling you about..I was more than halfway through with it, and it was definitely cross-stitch, not embroidery, if that gives you any idea of how long it's been since I worked on it..

Red on white cross-stitch just makes me crazy! Love it! Not sure what I'm going to do with this yet..Doubt I can find a frame to fit it right..Christmas tree ornament, maybe??

Also crazy is this weather..Tomorrow it's going to be 80 degrees! Christmas in Dixie, lemme tell ya..I'm wearing a t-shirt and flip-flops on my trip to C-ville and Target..On my list of things to make right along with Lucia is another Posie-inspired project: Red puff paint on white candle..I'm all about all things Scandinavian-ish right now..

Sunday, December 09, 2007

I miss making stuff

I miss knitting. I just really have no desire or drive to knit anything right now. I taught myself how to knit 4 years ago this Christmas, but this semester I've been going through a dry spell. i month or so ago I started a ballband washcloth just to show that I still could knit, but I got through 2 repeats and I was over. it. A year ago I was popping off miters and warshrags and procrastinating myself to death, but this year. Nada. Part of it is that I seem to have no money to spend on yarn..If I was going to knit anything, I would want to make a bigger mitered square blanket or maybe a log cabin blanket with a bunch of squares I could mattress-stitch together. I do so love to mattress stitch.

I haven't crocheted in the longest, either. I made squares and crocheted them together for my own little Babette (and by little, I mean Really Little), but I didn't like the way they were joined, and I didn't have the heart to take them apart. That was last July.

I really want to make Santa Lucia dolls. That may be my first craft project when I go home next Friday. If I get a lot of stuff done today and tomorrow, I'm going to take a mini-road trip Tuesday to Tarjay (one of my favorite places)and the Hobby Lobby, too. It's about 45 minutes away..and I'm doubtful about finding the doll pins and head beads that would fit together in my Wal-mart..

I did embroider half a house from my Japanese magazines I got earlier this semester..It's now buried in a stack of about ten magazines beside my bed..Seriously, I think I might have a magazine problem..I haven't worked on the house much because I need really really good light, so it's really not conducive to watching movies, which is how we chillax around these parts..

So yeah..I'm sorta in a not-so-chipper mood this afternoon..I've been around a person or two far too much this weekend..but in a week, I'll be home for a month, and I can get reenergized and refreshed and hopefully I'll make something, because I miss my friend! (Come on, who knows that song?)

Friday, December 07, 2007


I have hit the proverbial brick wall.
I feel like I have hit the literal brick wall.

One week!

Time to start jumping over walls..

Monday, December 03, 2007

Note to Self

Betsy-Do not open until Thanksgiving Wednesday, 2005.

November 21, 2001


I just thought I'd write myself a little note. How are you? How's everyone?

Our house is coming along good. We hope to be in it by Christmas. I can't wait!

So how did the band's festival season go? Are you drum major? I hope so, or at least leadership! Keep flutie traditions running! I am a C-I am a C-H...

I'm trying out for District and All-State Band two Saturdays from now. Wish me luck!

Well, I need to go practice piano. Are you still in piano? I hope so. Is Sara?

Gotta go,



Dear Betsy,

I just found your letter in the bottom of a box of snowman stationary. Seriously, did you really think you would find it four years later? I guess a little over six years is not so bad. You know, I was 13 when I wrote that note..Pretty obvious, huh? And I was 17 when I was supposed to find it..

You didn't get moved into the new house until Groundhog Day '02..Just a month or so after Christmas..It was so worth it, though, to have your own room after sharing with your brother and sister since you were 3..

The band season went pretty well..You didn't get drum major, but you didn't really want it by the time auditions came around..You did conduct from backfield for part of the show..And you were band captain your junior year..

Also, you totally bombed your district audition..you were shaking like a leaf!

I'm still taking piano..Sara quit a few months ago..She's taking baton lessons now..Maybe she'll be a majorette in a few years..

Well, I need to go practice piano (some things never change, huh?) Actually, I'm going to do some studying and get to bed..Did you know that you wanted to be a vet when you wrote that letter? You changed your mind about 15 times between then and now..Haha..

Love ya kiddo,