So I've been terribly bad at updating this blog and what I needed to realize is that I find this quite good for my soul. Writing thoughts down here, not really for anyone else in particular but for myself. I'm not a "journal writer", I keep trying that but am not very successful. So as… Continue reading Blog Reboot
So as historically happens, life has gotten in the way of my blogging. However, I've been working on projects both crafty, gardeny and lifey (is that a thing?). My crafty goal for 2019 was to do 13 projects, as we enter into July, my projects completed for 2019 are 6, with 3 projects on the… Continue reading Well into 2019….
In the last post I said that I was able to finish a crochet poncho. I liked the yarn and I think the pattern would have been great, but not for the yarn I made it with. It was definitely a color that I wasn't going to wear as clothing and after taking it to… Continue reading Project Update
So I've started out 2019 strong for craft projects. As I previously mentioned my yarn stash is arranged and I was able to finish my prayer shawl. The term shawl is a bit much, it's actually much more of a square. However, I left it with the ladies group at church so hopefully it finds… Continue reading Projects for 2019
So I set a goal for myself in 2018 to finish 12 yarn projects. If you head over to Ravelry you can see the projects I finished. I accomplished the 12 projects and was able to knit 6 of them and crochet the other 6. So, I've set the goal for 2019 to complete 13… Continue reading Happy 2019
Updating is so hard (insert whiny voice here). So back to yarn crafts, we all know that knitting is not my strength in the yarn craft world but I'm trying to up my skills in that arena. That being said the wonderful Molly dyed me a skein of fingering weight yarn with a Wonder Woman… Continue reading Updating is so hard…and project #7
Mary Beth and I decided against planting a fall garden this year. So we pulled out the cages pulled up the big weeds and plants and then did a rough till. We also decided that we wanted to make our own mulch/compost rather than buy it from the store. Not that we won't need to… Continue reading Closing the Garden
So the Garden is going gang busters currently, with rain most days and the humidity the tomatoes are popping quite a bit. So Mary Beth and I spent some quality time out in the garden on Sunday collecting things, the upper left picture is only my half. She took the rest. I decided to try… Continue reading Garden Produce and Yarn Crafts
If you follow me on the Insta or Twitter you may have noticed I (along with friends) were doing a bit of canning and pickling on the weekends. Pam has a peach tree in her yard and with an abundance of peaches this year she had more than enough to attempt canning. We were all… Continue reading Gardening and other post apocalyptic life skills
So yeah it's been a bit busy at UAB. Grant application going in, finalizing the just-in-time information for another, appointing 16 undergraduates for the summer research program (not all by myself, I split it with a colleague), reappointing two postdocs, collecting applications for the other two spots, Two websites to finalize and update and sending… Continue reading Crafting updates plus….