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Day 28: One More Sketch

Well, I kind of dropped the ball on the 27th. Talk about tripping at the finish line (insert excuses about sinus colds and trips to the dmv). But, I managed to turn out this little sketch for the last day

Day 28: One More Sketch

Well, I kind of dropped the ball on the 27th. Talk about tripping at the finish line (insert excuses about sinus colds and trips to the dmv). But, I managed to turn out this little sketch for the last day

Day 26: Book Inventory

I spent most of the day inventorying my rather large collection of books and packing them away in little boxes. This is just the first page, with forty-two cookbooks (and issues of cooking magazines) all listed. It didn’t look like

Day 26: Book Inventory

I spent most of the day inventorying my rather large collection of books and packing them away in little boxes. This is just the first page, with forty-two cookbooks (and issues of cooking magazines) all listed. It didn’t look like

Day 25: More Crochet

  Today, I continued working on both the art book and the crocheted hood. The art book is progressing, but not as fast as it could be. I figured out that the way I was doing the pages of actual

Day 25: More Crochet

  Today, I continued working on both the art book and the crocheted hood. The art book is progressing, but not as fast as it could be. I figured out that the way I was doing the pages of actual

Day 24: More Productive!

Today I managed to be a little more productive than I have been the past few days, in spite of various job hunting related activities. I actually worked on two different projects. The first: was to take a break from

Day 24: More Productive!

Today I managed to be a little more productive than I have been the past few days, in spite of various job hunting related activities. I actually worked on two different projects. The first: was to take a break from

Day 23: …Yup

  Didn’t have a whole lot of time for working on projects yesterday and used most of it working on some fiction I had written. Didn’t even get any good pictures while I was out and about, so, I am

Day 23: …Yup

  Didn’t have a whole lot of time for working on projects yesterday and used most of it working on some fiction I had written. Didn’t even get any good pictures while I was out and about, so, I am

Day 22: Posting Late Again

One of the problems with working late into the evening on a project that is just progressing every day and not ones that can be completed, is that I usually stop working when I want to go to bed. Not

Day 22: Posting Late Again

One of the problems with working late into the evening on a project that is just progressing every day and not ones that can be completed, is that I usually stop working when I want to go to bed. Not

Day 21: Posted Very Late

  For Day 21, I continued working on the afghan that I started on the 20th. I nearly doubled the length of it, but that was about all. I also played with the orange and gold one from a few

Day 21: Posted Very Late

  For Day 21, I continued working on the afghan that I started on the 20th. I nearly doubled the length of it, but that was about all. I also played with the orange and gold one from a few

Day 20: Afghan Time!

I had another interview today. It was not a ten hour drive away, but it was eight hours. Well, seven and a half, not counting nearly two hours drive time. Without a bathroom break. Yup. When I got home, I

Day 20: Afghan Time!

I had another interview today. It was not a ten hour drive away, but it was eight hours. Well, seven and a half, not counting nearly two hours drive time. Without a bathroom break. Yup. When I got home, I

Day 19: Still bookin’ it

Today saw the continuation of the art book project. I finished adding in all of the traditional medium tutorials and walk-throughs, bringing it to a total of 199 pages, counting the covers (but not the insides of the covers). At

Day 19: Still bookin’ it

Today saw the continuation of the art book project. I finished adding in all of the traditional medium tutorials and walk-throughs, bringing it to a total of 199 pages, counting the covers (but not the insides of the covers). At

Day 18: Book Continues

So, I am starting to think that I might be the queen of biting off more than I can chew. I continued working on the art book that I started yesterday, and, at this point, I have to say, it

Day 18: Book Continues

So, I am starting to think that I might be the queen of biting off more than I can chew. I continued working on the art book that I started yesterday, and, at this point, I have to say, it

Day 17: The Start of a Book

So, a few days ago, I got out all of my art related books and piled them in a stack with the rest of my art supplies, since every little bit of free space in my bookcases helps (and will

Day 17: The Start of a Book

So, a few days ago, I got out all of my art related books and piled them in a stack with the rest of my art supplies, since every little bit of free space in my bookcases helps (and will

Day 16: Swatches

So, I liked the lap blanket that I finger crocheted a few days ago so much I decided that I wanted to make a full-sized afghan in the same technique and material. Today presented the perfect opportunity to start that

Day 16: Swatches

So, I liked the lap blanket that I finger crocheted a few days ago so much I decided that I wanted to make a full-sized afghan in the same technique and material. Today presented the perfect opportunity to start that

Day 15: More Knitting

  Today was another knitting day. Instead of starting anything new (or coming up with anything in particular to make with that loopy yarn), I decided to pull one out of the unfinished project pile. This is just a simple

Day 15: More Knitting

  Today was another knitting day. Instead of starting anything new (or coming up with anything in particular to make with that loopy yarn), I decided to pull one out of the unfinished project pile. This is just a simple

Day 14: A Little Late

I have no excuses for not starting my thing until ridiculously late. I just didn’t feel like working on anything. All of my ideas seemed stupid. So, I returned to an underway project, mentioned on Monday: the Dwarven Birth of

Day 14: A Little Late

I have no excuses for not starting my thing until ridiculously late. I just didn’t feel like working on anything. All of my ideas seemed stupid. So, I returned to an underway project, mentioned on Monday: the Dwarven Birth of

Day 13: Does making a trip count?

Successfully made the ten hour drive home today, and found just a bit of time to putter with the newest batch of yarn. Here: is what I got. Though I am thinking that I will unravel this and rework it,

Day 13: Does making a trip count?

Successfully made the ten hour drive home today, and found just a bit of time to putter with the newest batch of yarn. Here: is what I got. Though I am thinking that I will unravel this and rework it,

Day 12: Such As It Is

Well… I’m afraid I don’t have much to show for today. I was working on an application for employment until about 3:30 this morning (insert an angry rant about hotel business kiosks, the relative worthlessness of Chromebooks, and disasters involving

Day 12: Such As It Is

Well… I’m afraid I don’t have much to show for today. I was working on an application for employment until about 3:30 this morning (insert an angry rant about hotel business kiosks, the relative worthlessness of Chromebooks, and disasters involving

Day 11: A Photo Again

Well, I had to travel all day today to get to an interview in Indiana, which will take place tomorrow morning. It was my intention that, when I landed, I would spend a little time (not much, but a little)

Day 11: A Photo Again

Well, I had to travel all day today to get to an interview in Indiana, which will take place tomorrow morning. It was my intention that, when I landed, I would spend a little time (not much, but a little)

Day 10: A Few Things

Well, today was not nearly as productive as it could have been/I expected. It started off with a call from a recruiter (I am currently job hunting) while I was still in bed and declined from there. But, I did

Day 10: A Few Things

Well, today was not nearly as productive as it could have been/I expected. It started off with a call from a recruiter (I am currently job hunting) while I was still in bed and declined from there. But, I did

Day 9: A Start

Continuing the yarn stash busting without the proper tools trend, today I tried crocheting with my fingers instead of hooks, using three strands of “Homespun” yarn. It’s not going quite as fast as the arm knitting, but after a day

Day 9: A Start

Continuing the yarn stash busting without the proper tools trend, today I tried crocheting with my fingers instead of hooks, using three strands of “Homespun” yarn. It’s not going quite as fast as the arm knitting, but after a day

Day 8: Playing with Yarn

As a part of this month’s efforts to clear out some of the project backlog, I decided to use up some of the yarn I have stashed. I had seen a Lion Brand Newsletter about Arm Knitting a few days

Day 8: Playing with Yarn

As a part of this month’s efforts to clear out some of the project backlog, I decided to use up some of the yarn I have stashed. I had seen a Lion Brand Newsletter about Arm Knitting a few days

Day 7 Cross Stitch Pattern

So, yesterday I decided to try to make some progress on a large cross-stitch project that has been sitting untouched for about two years. The idea behind this project was to use an image I had found online blown up

Day 7 Cross Stitch Pattern

So, yesterday I decided to try to make some progress on a large cross-stitch project that has been sitting untouched for about two years. The idea behind this project was to use an image I had found online blown up

Day 6: Cross-stitch

So, one of the issues that I have been having coming up with anything to work on this month, is the fact that I have a limited amount of money to live off of for the foreseeable future and, therefore,

Day 6: Cross-stitch

So, one of the issues that I have been having coming up with anything to work on this month, is the fact that I have a limited amount of money to live off of for the foreseeable future and, therefore,

Day 5: Posted Late, Done on Time

Day 5 was a slow day for me. I wasted a fair amount of time trying to dig out a path through the snow, from my apartment and down the stairs to my truck, only to have a groundskeeper come

Day 5: Posted Late, Done on Time

Day 5 was a slow day for me. I wasted a fair amount of time trying to dig out a path through the snow, from my apartment and down the stairs to my truck, only to have a groundskeeper come

Not photos

It was extremely snowy here today (Day 4), trapping me in my apartment all day. Which means that I did not really get any photos to share (there’s not much that would make an interesting photo in my apartment), but

Not photos

It was extremely snowy here today (Day 4), trapping me in my apartment all day. Which means that I did not really get any photos to share (there’s not much that would make an interesting photo in my apartment), but

Photos Are Still Things

So, I worked on about three different projects today (Day 3). Needless to say, I did not finish any of them. So, here is today’s best photo: Plus an extra because I thought it was cool. This guy opens and

Photos Are Still Things

So, I worked on about three different projects today (Day 3). Needless to say, I did not finish any of them. So, here is today’s best photo: Plus an extra because I thought it was cool. This guy opens and

A Sketch… and Another Photo

So, early (and I mean early) this morning (Day 2), I made this sketch. I needed to leave the apartment this morning, but my plan was to get back before 1 and work on turning this into a finished piece

A Sketch… and Another Photo

So, early (and I mean early) this morning (Day 2), I made this sketch. I needed to leave the apartment this morning, but my plan was to get back before 1 and work on turning this into a finished piece

A Photo Is A Thing

Well, I did not get off to a great start today. Spent nowhere near enough time trying to come up with an idea and far too much time looking around Walmart for supplies. End result, it’s 11:30 and I have

A Photo Is A Thing

Well, I did not get off to a great start today. Spent nowhere near enough time trying to come up with an idea and far too much time looking around Walmart for supplies. End result, it’s 11:30 and I have