Sunday, December 14, 2008

survival, really. end of second quarter.

oh my.

from being sick the past three weeks or so, to not being motivated (as in writers block), to being behind, to stress, to tired, to ... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. It is so so nice to be done with this quarter.

I don't know what my grades are for 2 of my 3 classes yet. (I could get lucky and get A-, but I'm guessing more like Bs or Cs). The only one I do know is the one I was confident about..

Grade Item Points Weight Achieved Grade
Assignment #1
90 / 100
27 / 30

Assignment 2
92 / 100
27.6 / 30

Assignment 3
88 / 100
26.4 / 30

92 / 100
9.2 / 10

Monday, December 8, 2008

flickr's to explore and maybe add

yellow/pink spools of thread

threads and patchwork
Originally uploaded by Frangines
These spool of thread, yellow and pink, are very inspiring to me at the moment. Would make a nice color combo on a future piece of art. :)


Originally uploaded by ::Hx::
Lovely graffiti.. haiku... and best of all, the handwriting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

dismay. a loss of two fine gentlemen.

Recently I watched "The West Wing" (some random episode on Bravo). One of my ALL. TIME. FAVORITE. SHOWS. *guh!* Aaron Sorkin has this tremendous ability to create/write television. (shhh!, we won't talk about Studio 60 ;-)). I was an addict for the first four seasons (aka Sorkin years) but couldn't watch the final three (or four?) without him being there. Anyway, I had set our tv recorder for "Requiem" ( sure the opening credits / theme music always make me cry.. but with the teaser scenes before the credits, by the time it got to credits, I was SOBBING. I couldn't stop for a couple minutes. It has been almost 3 years and apparently I was not quite ready for that episode...

This (John Spencer's death on December 16, 2005) and Jerry Orbach's death (Detective Lennie Briscoe on "Law & Order" December 29, 2004) were two of the most devastating events of my life. I am all pop-culture and all that stuff (my favorite magazine besides Cloth Paper Scissors and World Literature Today? By far, Entertainment Weekly), but normally death and other life events don't really affect me... not the case there.

Monday, November 10, 2008

theme per day/jumpstart on blogging?

Inspired by Floresita's list:
Mixtape Monday
Tips & Tutorials Tuesday
Wardrobe Wednesday
Three Things Thursday
Flashback Friday
Stitchy Saturday
Sketchy Sunday

I have this idea for my blogs...
Make, Do, Create Mondays -- actual make, do, create, not just talk. :)
Things Tuesdays -- wants, needs, items, things, stuff, materialistic....:)
Word Wednesdays -- text, type, font, words, phrases, languages, writing, letters, reading, talk, books, literature... :)
Thoughtful Thursdays -- thoughts on life/the world :)
Freedom Fridays -- for whatever I want to share.... :)
School Saturdays -- I do after all go to college and school is a tremendous part of my time, money, and energy. :)
Start Over Sundays -- reduce, reuse, recycle, redo, remake, etc. :)

Note this could be at any of blogs:
Caught Left Handed (general, catch-all, link storage)
For Love of Art and the Making (work/s in progress)
Texts and Threads (completed work/s)
A Trace Source of a Record (OSU stuff)
Dead Souls (literary/art and other intellectual commentary)
(probably not at archives and private/personal

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

the morning after: President Barack Obama

I am literately, like, spinning.

My mind, body, soul... in my head... just. WOW.

I spent so much time lately in the past 6 weeks or so... not to mention afternoons of weds, thurs, fri, (oct 30/31 nov 1) most of sun, mon, tues, weds (nov 4 through 7)... all for President Obama. :) I had so much fun getting out there promoting/supporting a man who has inspired me & so many others... I got to know my school better (like campus area) and meet lots of students (which isn't easy, since I am not an outgoing person). While I enjoyed every second I spent, this past week was awesome. Last night (830am-1015 pm) and today (1030am-4 pm, cleaning up)...*sigh* I couldn't ask for better cohorts. I am going to miss all of those from other states-California, New York, D.C., etc. who came here just to give their time, energy, and spirit.

I'm also super proud of my dad, because he spent time on monday & tuesday volunteeering (plus he got me stickers, a full sheet..and one that I hadn't seen/didn't have! ;))... today cleaning I got some gift cards, posters, buttons, stickers, etc. (not like I didn't already have a bunch of stuff). And yes, I'm a bit materialistic. Ah well.

I am now with a headache. It is hard to go back down to the ground. Reality has to strike back, and I keep feeling like I am aimlessly going around. I am lost and going "What am I suppose to do with my life now?" :)

election 08: - NY etsyers - coloring page - handmade suckers - election etsy stuff

go vote:

obama/election '08 related: - beautiful poster - mccain/obama embroidered

president obama: - obama NY pics - to read - pretty obama shirt lovely photo :) - to read

Obama/OSU/Team Obama/Columbus/OH: sept 22 08 article sept 23 08 article oct 31 08 article obama in c-bus feb 08

fun times: - rawfish tagged meme - rachel razor halloween embroidery - nicci sketchbooks - felting on linen -- :) sweet potato aka yam - nicci's +/- list - portland, OR event - michelle tagged meme - cubistliterature super soft looking (detailed, clear pictures!) scarfs - sew in labels tutorial/tips - block printing

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

bits and pieces #5 10/28/08

Holly (Create*Loves)
Jamie (This is me now)
(. / katie enjoying life)

postcard I want threadcountart rebeccajaynedagger

look at the shop header graphic!
cute stamp $5 & shipping
felt button $8
pack of pins $6
poster $18
necklace $22 (aluminum!)
necklace $20 (fabric)
necklace (domino) I REALLY WANT!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

yes, I'm here.

Yes, real life gets into my way and then doesn't let me blog or spend time on my favorite websites or read my blog list. That is too bad.

I'm stopping by the get a book from the library, then hopefully I get home in time for psychologist appointment.

don't mind me, it is only almost time for sign up. :)

654 LIT:CLASSICAL PER 05 [Course Description(654)]
Call Number Section Type Restrictor Days Time Building/Room Instructor
12220-9 LR M W 0330-0518 HH 0050 FUKUMORI*N
654 * Japanese Literature: Classical Period U G 5 Survey of Japanese literature from the eighth to the mid-fourteenth century: myths, court poetry, tales, fiction, diaries, and miscellanies. Au Qtr. 5 cl. Prereq: 231 or 251 or 252, or another Japanese literature course at the 200 level or above.

675 WOM WRITR,CLTR&SOC 05 [Course Description(675)]
Call Number Section Type Restrictor Days Time Building/Room Instructor
02473-0 LR T R 0330-0518 HH 0359 FUKUMORI*N (26 spots)
675 Women Writers, Culture, and Society in East Asia U G 5 Close examination of representative works of major women writers from China, Japan, and Korea in the cultural and ideological context of each country. Au, Wi, Sp Qtrs. 2 2-hr cl. No knowledge of East Asian languages is required. All reading materials are in English.

H372 MOD HEBRW LIT-TRNS 05 Call Number Section Type Restrictor Days Time Building/Room Instructor 10997-6 LR ** T R 0930-1118 SO 0241 BRENNER*N

330 INTRO BRAZ CULTR 05 Call Number Section Type Restrictor Days Time Building/Room Instructor 18155-1 LR T R 1130-0118 CM 0335 GORDON*R (45 spots)

330 Introduction to Brazilian Culture U 5 Integrated, multidisciplinary overview of modern Brazilian culture in terms of its visual, plastic, musical, literary, dramatic, and popular arts within socio-economic and political context. 2 2-hr cl. Knowledge of Portuguese not needed. GEC arts and hums cultures and ideas course.


615 CHILDREN & WAR 05 12141-2 L M W 0330-0518 CC 0245 HOUSEKNECHT

H583 GEN&WOMEN IN EW 05 [Course Description(H583)]
H583 Cinderella's Fantasy: Gender and Women in Western and Eastern Europe U 5
The complementary nature of feminists' notions in Western and Eastern European societies and cultures via literature and film. Prereq: Enrollment in an honors program or by permission of department or instructor. Taught in English. Films have English subtitles.
Call Number Section Type Restrictor Days Time Building/Room Instructor
21713-6 L M W 1130-0118 BE 0184 SUCHLAND*J

360 Russian Dreams and Nightmares: The Modern Russian Experience through Film U 5 Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Wi Qtr. 4 cl. Taught in English. No knowledge of Russian necessary. GEC arts and hums VPA and non-western (global) course.
18870-2 L T R 0830-1018 SO 0048
18871-8 L M W 0400-0548 JR 0221
18872-3 L T R 0430-0618 HH 0259 DRAHAIEVA-TU

520 RUSSIAN GOLDEN AGE 05 [Course Description(520)]
Call Number Section Type Restrictor Days Time Building/Room Instructor
18877-1 L M W 0930-1118 AV 0215 CARON*I
520 The Golden Age of Russian Literature U G 5 Novels, stories, plays and poetry of the major early nineteenth-century Russian Writers, including Puskin, Lermontov and Gogol. Taught in English.

597^ Issues of the Contemporary World
597.01 Language Endangerment and Language Death U 5 Examines language endangerment and language death to reach an understanding of the forces threatening the survival of over half of todays' 6,000 languages.
Su, Au, Wi, Sp Qtrs. 2 2-hr cl. Prereq: Jr or sr standing. GEC contemporary world course.

International Studies, Political Science, History, Sociology/Psychology
all the language/literature departments, English, Comparative Studies

Thursday, October 9, 2008

bits and pieces #4 thurs 10/09/08
kjoo -- loop - mr. plummer :)

blogs to add:

more fonts/type stuff: --> / / etc.


relating to today's class...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

bits and pieces list #3 weds 10/08/08

susan sorrell
Jenny Holzer (on wikipedia)
Paper n Stitch AND and

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


If fun is good, truth is still better, and love best of all. -William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

e593 assignment #1

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (film) or Guantanamo (play)?

choices, choices, decisions...

I need to pick one because rough draft due by friday, peer review this weekend no later than monday, and then final draft due the following friday....
commentary...yeah, I wonder what I could put up here that isn't "MEMEMEMEME" life stuff (caught left handed blog for that), finished/completed work (text and threads blog), works in progress/ideas/etc. (for the love of art and the making blog), or OSU related (a trace source of a record blog)... oh well, right now this blog (along with 2 others of my 5) are on block, subject to being deleted by blogger in 20 days because they have been marked "spam". :(

bits and pieces List #2 tuesday 10/07/08

rawfish (trying to get the vine necklace) (etsy profile)
vol25 (trying to get the kitchen & houses embroidery patterns) (etsy profile)
Daniel Dixon (blog) (interview with elsie)

Craftifesto -->
FiberArts Sept/Oct 2008 issue -->

Handmade Nation Embroidery Pattern!!! :)
super-cute charm from Elsie -->

Monday, September 29, 2008

someday one would hope I have something intellectual to say (rant/rave/whatever) for content.

Sharing List #2 09/29/08

BLOG: Tangled Thread found via Layers Upon Layers

BOOK (wish list): Modern Mark Making: From Classical Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering (Spiral-bound) by Lisa Engelbrecht (Author)

CONTEST: The Sew Sweet Giveaway (until October 31!) giveaway

FONTS: handwriting! free! tons of them... AND pixel fonts


MATERIAL (wish list): canvas... unstretched of course.

MUSIC (wish list): Jeremy Larson both CDs

PATTERNS (wish list):
Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt Pattern
Betsy Ross Circle Skirt Pattern
Deco Vibe Tiffany Skirts Pattern HP-031
Indygo Junction Sashay Skirt Pattern IJP-778
Jalie Pull-On Knit Gored Skirts Pattern JP-2681

PERSON: Anna Marie Horner ... website / blog / shop (scrap bags for $10 and $16.. oooohhh!!) / book (out in October)

PRETTY (out of my league in price):

RESOURCE (haven't gone through):

TECHNIQUE: Transfer onto Fabric with Gel Medium

TELEVISION SHOW: Project Runway season 5

WORDS: Free Words Project

..and as always, props to Anita and her place Sew to Speak and Olivera and her place Wholly Craft! (both the best shops in Columbus :)) and COTA for my transportation #2 route

Bits and Pieces List #1

Misc blogs to check out:
Misc Links to sort:
lovely piece/quote

Six Strands Sweets: Lemonade, Strawberry Banana, Lemon Meringue, Cherries Jubilee
Heart of Darkness, Cupid's Heart, Love is in the Square (urban threads)

How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

The burning of rebellious thoughts in the little breast, of internal hatred and opposition, could not long go on without slight whiffs of external smoke, such as mark the course of subterranean fire. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

A rockin' nugget of writing I found in my yahoo emails from fall 2006: You see, Fassbinder is excellent at expressing himself, making each of his films “autobiographical” in terms of giving another side of him. This film is of course no exception. What I do, however, believe is distinct about this film is many elements of Merchant aren’t always noticeable unless you scrutinize carefully, and the individual nuances cumulate into a visual expression only of Fassbinder’s proportions.


fall08 cs308 cs 301 book list

New $9.95 Used if available $7.45
New $36.00 Used if available $27.00
New $15.00 Used if available $11.25
New $16.95 Used if available $12.70
=$78 + tax on new

New $13.95 Used if available $10.45
New $16.95 Used if available$12.70
New $14 Used if available $10.50
New $12.95 Used if available $9.70
=$58+tax on new

ideas for fall08 english 593

brainstorming on future classes

Comparative Studies 308 Representations of the Experience of War

WINTER 2009:
J252 Modern Japanese Lit in Translation 12214-3 LR MTWRF 0130-0218 CM 0209 TORRANCE*R
Portugese 330 INTRO BRAZ CULTR 05 18155-1 LR T R 1130-0118 CM 0335 GORDON*R
CS 373 Problems in Literary & Cultural Translation OR ?

CS 373 Problems in Literary & Cultural Translation OR ?
CS 573 World Literature in Theory and Practice
Hebrew 671 The Problem of Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Literature SP 09 Study of the vexing problem of evil; the seeming contradiction between tradition and experience; extensive readings and discussions of appropriate biblical and post-biblical materials.

between Summer09/Fall 09/Winter 10 (nine):
Polish 631 Polish Literature 1900 to present or/and Russian 656
wish list: J501 J656 Spanish520 NELC360 NELC374 NELC671 ???
PoliSci 551 UN Global Problem Solving
IntStds533 Organized Crime and Corruption in Contemporary Europe U G 5
History 331 The Holocaust //The historical background of the holocaust; dimensions of destruction; world response; post war trials; moral and philosophical issues
German/Yiddish 399 The Holocaust in Literature and Film SP 09 OR Slavic 583 ?

Friday, September 26, 2008

organizing thoughts on Mollie (wildolive)'s embroidery patterns

I have: I've Got a Notion, Baker's Best (Tool) Friends Sets 1 & 2, Honey Honey's, The Harvesters

in progress: Fair Weather Friends (one of four is out), Christmas Cookies

*LOVE* to be made into patterns: Just Desserts, Crowded Peas, Baker's Best (Ingredient) Friends (, Made with Love Valentine,

someday maybe i'll have time for: Money Mates, Child's Play, Antique Audio, Food Friends (Bitty Breakfast Buddies, Out to Lunch, Dinnertime Diners), Cautious Clover, Optimistic Ornament .... Recyclers, Cinema Snackers (two already made into patterns)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I WANT Complete Embellishing!! :-)

Well, first off.. Kayte is one of my newest crushes. Her art, her blog, her..yeah.

I love how you get such a cool mix of techniques (sewing, embroidery, felting, applique, fabric printing and more) and a bunch of projects. So many books seem to focus on just one or the other (either intentionally or not) and with that, do one or both sections poorly. Dabbling in this and that is something I enjoy, and it will be great to learn new techniques and refine ones I do know.

The projects look like fun, sometimes as a relatively new beginner the difference between something I want to make vs. ability to make (or learn to make) can sometimes be different.

There are so many craft books out there these days... that in and of itself is pretty awesome. But to narrow down which ones to own/keep vs. just check out from the library vs. not even checking it out? I have to rely on others for advice, and I am pleased to see so many positive reviews (amazon, blogs, etc) online. :) This book is highly desirable to me, and I would be honored to win a copy of it. :)

Another bonus: Discovering the (New New) Etsy Team. :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sharing List #1 09-05-08

If you are in Portland or anywhere near there.. Kurt Halsey has a show at Moshi Moshi Sept 4-30.. spoiler alert for photos (or for those like me who can't get to the real show)

Mollie has the cutest embroidery patterns.. I own both of her Baking Sets, the Honey one, and got the "I've Got a Notion" when it was free. Her blog is always a mixture of cooking, family, life, and of course her beautiful designs/products. :) Next on my list is the Recyclers and the Cinema Snacks patterns... but I have a restraining order on myself right now since I've gotten so much stuff this summer and I need to use it/sell stuff on etsy/something.. :) I was honored to share her blog over at Pimp Stitch and plus I got a free Pimp Stitch pattern of my choice for PS choosing her blog for their blogroll. :)

Feeling Stitchy (, Whip Up (, Craft ( are all places I need to spend more time.. and I could read and reread Elsie's blog (Flickr account, etsy shop, her scrapbook supplies in stores, etc) all day long... ...

Links to remember: Tutorial: Stuffies by Urban Threads New York Times article 9/3/08 from one of the MAKE magazine guys, a Staircase made out of skateboards. Awesome. photo spread, especially handwritten "soul is freedom, love is power, hope is love, dreams are revolutions..." pretty stitchery + close up of weeks dye works floss

Blogs to add: and

New blogs for me to check out:
Stitch and Destroy
Aesthetic Outburst

welcome to me :)

Hey everyone...

It seems the more I get into the craft world online there are flickr groups, blogs, etsy pages, business websites, personal websites, commercial shops, all kinds of things and people and resources. :)

I am trying to do my best to remedy my forgetfulness and link all the craftiness/artiness on this site for my access, and to share with others as a well.

(below will be edited whenever I feel ideas and moods and likes/dislikes and etc. are always changing)

I love organic/natural foods, almost any kind of fruit (and things made out of fruit), chocolate milk, nathan's hot dogs, lamb, chocolate milk, MUFFINS, cookies, ice cream, cherry pie, biscuits from bob evans,.. (okey dokey, let's get past the food now)..

learning at college (especially reading literature and writing papers), children museums, art galleries/museums, watching television, making/designing crafts, shopping diy/handmade/etc. stuff,handwriting (myself and others), hands (myself and others), writing poetry - journals - letters - etc., embroidery & other hand stitchery, postal mail, libraries, bookstores, art journals, adventures/exploring with friends, books, reading (biographies and craft books and good literature and kids books and there are lots of good poets and..), japanese craft books, fabric, textures, colors, mixed media artwork, acrylic paint, hand dyed thread, handmade (pdf!) embroidery patterns, handspun yarn, talking/chatting/befriending artists/crafters etc., cinema/film (The Last King of Scotland really sticks out in my head of recent memory), foreign words + films + art + literature + culture/etc. (says the girl who can't learn foreign languages), time with my BFF, quotes, words, phrases, nicknames, song lyrics, public/mass transit, honesty (as a human quality),

National Gallery of Art in Washington DC (the Holocaust Museum, heck, DC in general), NYC in general, Kurt Halsey (the man and his artwork), Sabrina Ward Harrison (and her books), a million crafty/arty websites/blogs/etc., Columbus Arts Festival (and my two guys, Christopher Plummer and Chris Seeman.. oh and I've gotten stuff from Kim Young back in the day, she's nice:, handwriting (myself and others), hands (myself and others), my Ohio deliver people (Danny the UPS guy and the usual USPS guy with our route), Wholly Craft! and Sew to Speak (my Columbus Ohio haunts!), Finding Nemo (and Ellen as Dory), Peanuts comics, Elmo Grover and Ernie (Sesame Street :)), Cloth Paper Scissors and Entertainment Weekly magazines (but Craft and World Literature Today are among those lurking to be added fulltime), Mary Poppins and Sound of Music (my Julie Andrews classics), Mr. Rogers, Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy's), James Thurber, Jerry Orbach, Anne Hathaway, Scarlet Johannson, Alan Ball, Aaron Sorkin, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Julie Taymor, Shirin Neshat, Emily VanCamp (Everwood, Brothers & Sisters), Sam Waterson as Jack McCoy (Law & Order), current cast of L&O - SVU - and CI,

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

favorite television of all time

still showing new episodes:
America's Next Top Model
Burn Notice
Flight of the Conchords
Law & Order
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order: UK
Project Runway
Sesame Street

don't watch anymore:
The Cleaner
Without a Trace
Brothers & Sisters

series finished (includes shows canceled that aired more than one season):
Gilmore Girls - Amy Sherman-Palladino
Once and Again
The Resturant - Rocco DiSpirito
Six Feet Under - Alan Ball
West Wing - Aaron Sorkin
The X-Files - Chris Carter

series canceled:
Conviction - Dick Wolf
Cupid (old version with Paula Marshall and Jeremy Piven) - Rob Thomas
Firefly / Serenity (film) - Joss Whedon
Law & Order: Trial by Jury - Dick Wolf
Sports Night - Aaron Sorkin

want to see:
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dark Angel
Dead Like Me
Freaks and Geeks
Homicide: Life on the Street
Kitchen Confidential
Men in Trees
The Muppet Show
True Blood

watched a lot of growing up (not listed in any above list):
Ally McBeal
Boy Meets World
Dawson's Creek
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Party of Five

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

flight of the conchords list

I just recently (like over the weekend) discovered the HBO series Flight of the Conchords. I loveeeeeeeeee it. :)

What the Folk!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reading List

How We Felt Designs and Techniques from Contemporary Felt Artists by Carol Huber Cypher
Paper, Metal & Stitch by Maggie Grey & Jane Wild
Stitch Dissolve Distort with Machine Embroidery by Valerie Campbell-Harding and Maggie Grey
The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques & Inspiration for Creating One-of-a-Kind Quilts by Patricia Bolton

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wish List

The Art of Embroidery by ?
Complete Embellishing by Kayte Terry
Creative Recycling in Embroidery by Val Holmes
Mixed Mania: Recipes for Delicious Mixed Media Creations by Debbi Crane and Cheryl Prater
Mixed-Media Self-Portraits: Inspiration and Techniques by Cate Prato
Softies by ?
Three Dimensional Embroidery by Janet Edmonds
Japanese embroidery books

Cupcakeology $3.50
Halloweenie Eenies $5.60
Kitchen Chemistry Set $7
5 patterns from superchickenstudios
Missy Balance's Embroidery Designs (Pimp Stitch)

Magenta size 20 $7.50 & shipping
Pizzazz size 20 $7.50 & shipping
fiber from exclusivelylindalee

Art Misc:


8 1/2

Jeremy Larson

madeinatreehouse lip balm pack of 3 $9

PDF Embroidery Patterns not already available for sale

Etsy users: beemiceelf, elsiecake, historicallydestash, knittydirtygirl, sassalynne, therainbowgirl, tommie77, travelingrhinos, wildolive

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Individual Articles/Blog Posts - sequins! - Embroidery 101! - hand sewn hands - embroidery thread cards - yummy frozen yogurt pictures
Knit - R - Done: The Outside Looking In--Exploration of Perceptions