As I Journey Into The Beyond

As I venture into finals week (along with many other college students) I find myself making more and more of a cave in the library. I spend long hours amongst research journals studying my own materials wherever I can find a spot. I have become rather feral in my attempts to secure a table for the day. I become even more predatory when there is a line at the cheapo coffee vending machine on the second floor.

How do I stay sane while managing the storm that is finals and the jungle that is the library?


What do I listen to in order to focus on staying strong and studying for finals?

  • Woman Up by Charlene Kaye (go listen to this song ASAP! It’s very uplifting!)
  • Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z
  • Hey Mama by Matt Kearney
  • Rochester by Matt Kearney
  • Grade 8 by Ed Sheeran
  • U.N.I. by Ed Sheeran
  • Madness by Muse
  • Starlight by Muse


I’ve been working on a piece of nonfiction about my dating experiences. It probably isn’t the most exciting story or tragic story in the world but it is certainly awkward and I enjoy writing it. I am utilizing my study breaks productively by writing!

In recent weeks I’ve had a whole bunch of things hit the fan, none of them pleasant smelling. I’ve been struggling to keep my head above water and keep my sanity close by.

In other words, I have not made progress on the Woodland Sampler and I probably won’t pick it up again until sometime in mid-May.

As I venture into finals wish me luck and send up a little prayer for me if you can!

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I know since this semester began I’ve been lacking in the pattern department, sorry guys!

However, I’ll be on a plane home tomorrow and I’ll fill you in on my plans for Christmas break.

Many long days full of the following:

  • Sewing
  • Cross stitching
  • Pattern making
  • Family visiting
  • Friend hanging outings
  • Reading
  • Running

So I will get more patterns up ASAP guys!!!

Unintended Hiatus

I’ve been gone for so long! I’m so very sorry! These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of CRAZY!

When I was in California I was lucky enough to share a Starkid experience with my friend C! I told her I bought general admission tickets when I really bought VIP tickets. I surprised her the day of the concert and told her about the VIP tickets. Needless to say, she was excited!

So here are some pictures! We had such a great time! I really can’t imagine not having spent this time with her. We used to just lay around on her bed or mine talking about everything, some days I really miss that. Most days I just miss having her within driving distance!

That’s us with all of the Starkids who were performing!

That’s me with Jim Povolo who is one of my favorite Starkids. Can you guess why? No, it’s not JSUT because he’s ridiculously attractive, it’s because he’s a tall guy! :) So what did we talk about? The fact that his ex-girlfriend from Montana had pet wolves. It’s a long story.

This picture is of me and Joey Richter. He’s such a nice guy!

That’s Joe Walker and myself! His outfit was HYSTERICAL. The whole concert had an archaeology vibe to it and he wore these super short khaki shorts!  Absolutely had me cracking up the whole time!

You can see Joe Walker’s shorts on the right!

Then I worked for a very long time (with some crafting!) Then it was time for a few days of birthday celebrations!

My birthday was this past Sunday June 10. I made a stop at the Starbucks in the morning and patiently waited for my aunt to text me the “all-clear.” My cousins are 6 and 9 years old right now and obsessed with surprising people on their birthdays!

I figured I’d play along and I played right into their hands. I thought that I would be working hard to act surprised by my cousins however I was completely floored by the fact that my mom and brother were sitting in the living room when I arrived!

We spent the past few days doing lots of things! We went out to eat, had fun with family, went to Holiday World, and I even made a stop at Trader Joe’s after I dropped my mom and brother off at the Louisville airport!

All in all, I was completely shocked and I had so much fun! It was a very good way to spend the past few days! Especially since the last two weeks I worked 81 hours! These upcoming 2 weeks I’ll be working 88 hours… Remind me not to overschedule myself again!

Don’t worry, amidst all of this crazy fun I have been crafting! I’ve been busy with yarn and floss (are you scared yet?) Within the next few weeks I’ll be trying to catch you guys up to speed on my crafting adventures!