Needlepoint Notes: Bag Patch Self-Finishing

I finished stitching this canvas last year, but I am so terrified of ruining a canvas by cutting into it, which is a requirement of finishing, I think there are multiple parts to that fear, the actual monetary cost of the canvas and threads, and then the labour cost of the time spent stitching. So … Continue reading Needlepoint Notes: Bag Patch Self-Finishing

My Favorite Amazon Buys vol. 1

I never used to shop on Amazon, I was a conscientious objector to Amazon shopping (except for a couple textbooks I couldn't find anywhere else once in 2014 and once in 2017). But since moving up here I have come to rely on Amazon a bit because there truly are some things that I cannot … Continue reading My Favorite Amazon Buys vol. 1

April in Review

I didn't take that many pictures this month, a product of working too much and poor mental health. The weather seems to be making a proper turn for the better finally, and I have a couple trips planned. One of my new friends said that if you are choosing to live here for the career … Continue reading April in Review

Spring Needlepoint Canvases

This is one of my favourite posts to put together. I love shopping, but I cannot afford nor do I have space to buy everything that I see that is pretty and I would want, so putting together these types of posts allows me to browse and share what I like without needing to buy … Continue reading Spring Needlepoint Canvases

Influenced Vol. 1

I thought it would be fun to do a round up of the things that I have been influenced into buying. Originally, I was thinking about doing it as a 2021 round-up, but as I am very much someone who could be described as "very online", being influenced is part of that, although I think … Continue reading Influenced Vol. 1

2022 Goals/Plans/Aspirations

I don't know what to call this post or these things. Calling them plans seems like asking for failure as we head into the third calendar year of the pandemic, when nearly all plans have been dashed, destroyed, and ruined. Including the majority of my Christmas break plans, so I guess having plans ruined is … Continue reading 2022 Goals/Plans/Aspirations

Friday Favorites: A Week to Rest

This is going to be a weird one, not following my normal format of Favorite Instagram, TV/Movie, Podcast, etc. because I haven't been consuming nearly as much digital media this week. I read 5 books, hung out with my family, threw up watching the new Spiderman movie (sorry to everyone in the 2:40 showing at … Continue reading Friday Favorites: A Week to Rest

Apartment Update

I feel like I am really starting to make serious progress on my apartment. It was really just the sofa that made the crucial difference. I don't know if it's just the fact that having a sofa makes a place feel homey and they feel essential to a house, or how much space it takes … Continue reading Apartment Update

October in Review

October was a surprisingly great month. I am really starting to feel settled here and like I am building a community here. It was a really good feeling to have social plans again. It just felt good to be around people outside of work. I have been saying for months that I was going to … Continue reading October in Review

Autumn Needlepoint Canvases

I have not been stitching a lot lately, or reading, I notice that when I'm getting stressed or overwhelmed the only thing I do is watch TV or movies. I also need to do a threads order so that I can stitch the canvases I have. However, browsing canvases is one of my favourite pastimes, … Continue reading Autumn Needlepoint Canvases