January SBQ’s, A Cool Etsy Shop and Others…

Let’s start with the SBQ’s for January, shall we?

January 3:

Are you starting something new to celebrate the New Year or participating in “Guilt Free January?” If so, what are you planning on starting?

Um… I’m a tad tardy on this one. No. But let me say this – I have no issue starting anything, during any time of the year. Guilt free!

January 9:

What was your favorite finish of 2007?

It would have to be one of my PIF pieces. Which I haven’t mailed off yet. Perhaps I will make time today to get that out this week so I can share it. I want you all to see it!

January 16:

This week’s SBQ was suggested by Outi and is:

What is your favorite past time while stitching? Do you just enjoy silence, listen to music/audiobooks or do you “watch” TV/movies? Do you have specific favorites you listen to/watch while stitching?

Recently I have gotten very little done at home. At work I enjoy the pause between calls so I can stitch, and usually if it is quiet, moreso the better – I don’t have to look up to talk to anyone. At home I enjoy sitting infront of the television watching nothing of much substance. Ideally I would be with friends sitting around stitching and chatting – where we all understand that these two things can be done at the same time!

January 23:

Have you had a happy dance yet this year? If so, tell us about it! (Or just point to the entry that mentions it.) If not, when do you predict it will be?

Not yet, and realistically it probably won’t be for a while since my only projects are large ones at the moment. Hopefully I will finish Minuit at some point this year, I would love to have it framed and up.

And just to catch me up, February 6:

This week’s SBQ was suggested by Kathryn and is:

Are there other crafts that you have tried and abandoned? Why do you like stitching better?

I don’t think I have abandoned any other crafts. There are a few I like less than others, and a few I simply don’t have the spare cash around to do. Stitching is usually an inexpensive easy past time with nice results.


I wanted to share some success from one of my friends. Recently she was featured in her local paper and they did a video on her and her spinning.

Click here to see it.

She has gone ahead with her mother and opened her own Etsy shop, and this is very exciting! If you want to see some fantastic home spun yarns and candles, this is a very cool place to check it out. The Frog Pond Collective.


Some good news – I have picked up a needle this week. I decided to stitch a bit on Woodland Faerie. Her photo this week:


I find it interesting that my WIP folder for this project has not a single photo from 2007. I guess I didn’t show her much love last year.


In other news, we made it over to the new apartment and took a few photos. Here is a preview:


I have uploaded a full album on facebook, you can see it here. We so love this place – there is so much richness and home-y-ness here. We can’t wait to move in.


Finally today, I wanted to put out a small request. My grandmother had some medical issues last week and while she is doing better right now, she is still in very critical condition. If you are able, please spare some thoughts for her and my family with her.


6 thoughts on “January SBQ’s, A Cool Etsy Shop and Others…

  1. Berta

    What a beautiful apartment! That buffet hutch unit is imply gorgeous and what awesome light fixture! I hope you are going to be very happy there with lots of natural light to stitch by.

  2. cozyegg

    Glad you were able to pick up Woodland Faerie and work on her a bit. Your new place looks fabulous! Congrats! Once I get a new job, we will be looking for a new place too!

  3. Beatrice

    Your apartment look wonderful.
    It’s nice to see the Woodland fairie again.
    My thoughts and prayer for you and your family


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