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.

friday-finds-2017-template

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

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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.

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | Comments Off on Weekend Links — 03/03/18

Friday Finds — 2/23/18

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

friday-finds-2017-template

Here are this week’s links:

 

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.

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | Comments Off on Friday Finds — 2/23/18

Friday Finds — 2/16/18

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

friday-finds-2017-template

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.

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Friday Finds — 2/9/18

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

friday-finds-2017-template

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”

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Friday Finds–01/26/18

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

friday-finds-2017-template

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”

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | Comments Off on Friday Finds–01/26/18

Friday Finds — 01/19/18

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

friday-finds-2017-template

Here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

Another fun song for the new yer and fresh starts: “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | Comments Off on Friday Finds — 01/19/18

Friday Finds — 01/12/18

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

friday-finds-2017-template

Here are this week’s links:

 

Video of the Week

I’m continuing the theme of “fresh starts” with this week’s video. You’r life doesn’t need to be falling apart to dance along to this upbeat tune by Jason Mraz.

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | Comments Off on Friday Finds — 01/12/18

WIP Weds: A Tiny Finish and Progress

“I didn’t get much stitching done this week” is pretty much going to be my weekly mantra for the foreseeable future. But, rather than let that stop me, I’m going to keep sharing whatever small progress I do make. So, here is my update this week.

WIP Wednesday logo

First, I do have a small finish to share this week. I didn’t have much left to stitch, so I did finish this little squirrel ornament from The Prairie Schooler:

prairie-schooler-squirrel

I can add this little guy to the four ornaments I finished a couple months ago. I have three ornaments left to stitch from this chart.

Second, I did make some small progress on the scissors case I have been working on. I did not take new photos because it’s difficult to see the stitches, but you can check out the photo from last week. I finished the running stitch border of the case, and I started the “points de vauvert” center stitches that form the center of the case. Hooray! And, I am getting used to stitching with a thimble, which was tricky at first.

Thanks for reading, and happy stitching!

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework | Tagged , , | 4 Comments