On Needles & Art

Dear reader, If you’ve grown up in the world, then chances are high that you know what needlepoint is. You know cross-stitching? I have a very vague memory of being a wee thing and watching my dad’s mom work on a cross-stitch of a rose, as I gazed upon her magically making an image out of…

On Trusting & Amanda Palmer

Some years ago now, I had a really bad relationship experience. Someone who I really trusted, cared for and loved destroyed my trust completely. For a time there, he destroyed me. The entire fiasco went down in what was truly almost reality TV worthy style, and I’ve never really forgotten it. And while I’ve had loves…

On Stitching, Bitching & Magic

I have intentionally not deemed this blog a travel blog. Because it isn’t. It may include travel, because I do that a lot. I also didn’t want to call it a sewing blog either, because while I may include sewing things in it, that’s not all I do. I guess this may fall under the lifestyle…

On Road Trips & Going with the Flow

I love a good road trip. If there’s one thing that can be said about the US, it’s that it’s the perfect place to take one. Sure we don’t have good public trans, or even a decent, reasonably priced railway system. But we do have amazing interstate highways. The American highway is like an endless,…

On Next Steps & Samantha Brown

Does anyone remember Samantha Brown? As a kid and teenager, I was completely obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with the Travel Channel, and in particular Samantha Brown’s shows. She’s this really quirky, cute TV travel host, and she used to go to places all over the world and just…do stuff. And then talk about it….

On Not Having a Clue

You know how when you’re a kid, and everyone tells you to follow your dreams and do what you love? It’s a truly, beautiful, wonderful thing, when people say that and mean it. And more wonderful still, when people do it. But what if you don’t have a dream? I’m not sure how many people…