Friday Finds–04/13/18

Feeling under the weather today. Stayed home from work and spent half the day napping. Last night I put together the final PDF of my first new cross-stitch pattern in many months. It’s the first of a series, and I can’t wait to share it.

Spring is coming slowly. Today was warm, but now the temperature is dropping, the rain is moving in, and parts of the Chicago area may see snow this weekend, although it likely won’t stick. In the meantime, the daylilies are starting to come up, but the tulips have been re-frozen so many times, I don’t know if we’ll see any flowers.

But, let’s get down to business. Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of book, art, embroidery, and textile news from around the web.

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Here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. We need to support the arts in our schools.

 

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Friday Finds–04/06/18

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

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Other things: I’ve been a busy little bee behind the scenes the past couple weeks. I am working on new cross-stitch patterns for my Etsy shop! I have a whole series planned. One is done and four more are sketched out. Stay tuned!

Video of the Week

It’s been along time since I featured any animated short films, so enjoy “Defective Detective.”

 

 

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Weekend Links — 03/24/18

I made it through another week and spent the entire day today prepping for my classes for next week. But, I got done what I needed to get done. Maybe I can give myself a break tomorrow and do something crafty and fun for a change. I played around with some small projects this past week, which I will share soon.

In the meantime, here is this week’s round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web:

 

Video of the Week

I’m crazy about sandhill cranes. I love them. Right now they are migrating back north, and every time I hear them flying overhead (they are very noisy), I run out of the house and scan the sky until I spot them. Here’s a short video about the Great Migration that takes place out in Nebraska.

 

 

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Friday Finds

I’m back this week with another Friday Finds, my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

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I’ve been going through a stressful period recently, which has taken a toll on my health and my personal time for stitching or anything else, but I’m trying to pull myself out of this funk and reclaim my time. So, here we go…

Here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

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Weekend Links — 03/03/18

Every week I post a round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

Here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, March is the month for luck, so here is a classic “lucky” song.

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Friday Finds — 2/23/18

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

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Video of the Week

I don’t know what this says about my sense of humor, but I own all three Trip films with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and I cannot get tired of watching them. Here’s a clip from the most recent The Trip to Spain.

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Friday Finds — 2/16/18

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

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Hello all,

Still very little stitching going on here. I miss it. A lot. I need to carve out some time for myself. I just requested a couple of days off during the university’s spring break in the first week of March. I am hoping it will be a few days at home to read, sew, and make stuff.

In the meantime, here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

This was a song that my husband selected for our wedding playlist. Awwwww.

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Friday Finds — 2/9/18

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

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I am home from work today due to the major snowstorm in the Chicago area right now. So far I have been using the extra time to get ahead on planning in my online courses. No matter how prepared I am, it takes forever to build things out in Blackboard, which can get very frustrating. But, it is what it is…

Here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

Harry Connick, Jr. “A Wink and a Smile”

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Weekend Links — 02/03/18

Hey there! Every week I share my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

After talking about it for at least a year–if not longer–my colleague and I held our very first stitching group get-together at the library where I work this week. Two students came, which is a great start. One student is an accomplished crocheter, and she brought her own projects to finish. The other student took advantage of one of the cross-stitch kits I put together, and I gave her some pointers to help her get started on the project. It was really fun, and I got to put some stitches in my Prairie Schooler ornaments, too. We plan to make it a monthly event. Yay!

I hope to have some more updates and stitchy stuff soon! In the meantime, here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

I’m in the mood to do another theme this month, so let’s feature (what else?) some favorite love songs for the month of February. My husband and I danced to this one for our first dance at our wedding.

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Friday Finds–01/26/18

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.

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Oh, there has been no stitching going on around here recently. The spring semester started at work and I am teaching two classes in addition to my full-time job as a librarian, and I am barely keeping my head above water. I love my classes–and the students–but course preparation, teaching, and grading is taking up all of my free time in the evenings and weekends.

I am trying to keep in things in balance, but since this is only week two of the semester, I need some time to adjust to the new workload.

In the meantime, here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

Rob Thomas “Someday”

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