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!