Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spring Project Time!

This week as I sat in my living room floor staring at Freddie’s furniture projects, my mounds of work work and frustrating GIS homework, all I wanted to do was find some fun escape. Maybe I could color. Maybe I could watch 20 youtube videos in a row. Maybe I could organize my closet by color and sleeve length.

While all of those things are fun for a moment, I wanted something that would last… like a club to join or a project that was strictly for fun having rather than money making or degree getting.

One morning as I ran my normal blog rounds, I found it. Spring Project #1, that will probably take me 12.5 springs. My great grandma Myrtle quilts. She is fantastic and I sleep with the quilt she made me nearly every night. Quilts can be very fun and dear, and I hear the process is therapeutic, and sometimes frustrating. But, if I can sit down every night and devote a little time to something that could be so exciting to complete, I believe it is worth it.

I have not, however, sewn a single button onto a single piece of clothing in my life. I am illiterate when it comes to the world of needles and patchwork. It wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot though.

First I will need this (which could be a project on its own):

DIY Sewing Table

Then I will attempt to do this:

pick my colors and fabric

Work feverishly with friends

Bammmm - Quilt.

The quilt above is the goal I am working towards. You can find out how to make this quilt, and many other fun things here.

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Love song #5

John Prine & Iris Dement – In Spite of Ourselves

(skip on to 1:30)

He ain’t got laid in a month of Sundays
I caught him once and he was sniffin’ my undies
He ain’t too sharp but he gets things done
Drinks his beer like it’s oxygen
He’s my baby
And I’m his honey
Never gonna let him go

 

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Love song 4

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it

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Love song 3

She & Him – You really got a hold on me

I don’t like you but I love you
Seems that I’m always thinking of you
Oh, you treat me badly
I love you madly
You really got a hold on me

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Love Song 2

A Fine Frenzy – Bird of Summer

we planted our kisses where the wild berries grow my feet sprouted wings and i flew all the way home

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Love songs

In the days leading up to V Day, I am going to post my favorite songs to listen to when I am twitterpated.

Josh Ritter – Temptation of Adam



Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found
But I would only need one pin to show where my love’s at
In a top secret location three hundred feet under the ground

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Be mine

It is nearly that time of year again. Time to love or hate life. Regardless of the category you fall in (mine is usually hate, but this year I am very much in love with the holiday, so I will be as ridiculous and sappy as possible), here are a few valentines to get the romance started.

He's on fire

Oh deer.

outta sight

dreamy

If you are looking for some vintage valentines, check out Scout (Lexington). They have a precious assortment, below are a few of my favs.

poison

you rock my

world

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