Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What's in Your Bindle?

When I was a kid, I used to run away. Seriously. I'd actually pack a bindle like this one stitched by the talented Adam Moe.

I'd pack a book, a sandwich, and my yo-yo, and go hang out in the wooded area behind our neighborhood. Even when I was gone long after the sun went down, nobody ever missed me.

The urge to run has come back. When I get to the office in the morning, or when I am on my way home at night, I find myself thinking: "What if I just kept driving?"

But I don't have anywhere I could go. And there are some people who might actually notice. Besides, I don't even know what I'd put in my bindle.

Being a grown-up sucks sometimes.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blue Period

Hi everyone! How's every little thing?

What? Why are you looking at me like that? Just because I haven't posted anything here for 10 months?

Well, I've got a good reason for it. I've been going through a blue period. No, I'm not comparing myself to Picasso. It's just that a lot of the stuff that I made was monochrome, often blue, like this one:

Sween Stitch

This one's green, but you get the idea:

Go ahead.

And the pattern for this one is for sale in the Mr X Stitch etsy store (WHAT I AM JUST SAYING WHAT.):

Slap Chop stitch

Someday soon I hope to start stitching in color again. Or at least more than one color. :)

Besides that, I've been doing all the normal stuff, like writing at Mr X Stitch, hanging out at the Phat Quarter and the Mr X Stitch page on Facebook, and recording Emergency Pants.

I've also been putting together posts for the Craftster blog and Feeling Stitchy, which is a huge honor, and I have to admit, a bit surreal. Craftster and Feeling Stitchy were huge inspirations for me when I first started cross stitching, and I never would have dreamed that I'd ever be contributing anything to either of them. :)

The really, really big news, that I wanted to share with you, though, is that Jamie (Mr X Stitch) and I have started a podcast - Stitching n Junk! My brother from a European mother and I chat about stitching, interview some of the coolest people in the stitchiverse, and goof off a bit. Check out the first episode here and you can hear our interview with Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch fame. Eeeeeeeeeee!!!!! :) We've really enjoyed putting it together, and we hope you'll like it, too. :)

I just thought I'd take a moment to share some of those things here. Sometimes I feel as though I'm a little overexposed on the internet - flickr, twitter, tumblr, Facebook, Crafster, Feeling Stitchy, Mr X Stitch, Emergency Pants and now Stitching n Junk too? How much of me should I expect people to take, anyway? :)