"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, April 29, 2011

Random Images

One of the {many} things I like about living in New York again is the scenery. It’s just SO beautiful here! I have been a lot more inspired to get out and do things like hike and ride my bike. Which has the happy side effect of losing weight :)

Here are some pictures I’ve taken recently on my rambles…


Taken yesterday during a hike on my friend’s property….


Seneca Lake. This was taken in March.


Seneca Lake. This was taken earlier this month.


The Hobart and William Smith College sailboat team. I ♥ this picture :)


A little roadside waterfall near Honeoye Lake.


Cloud shadows on a hillside near Honeoye Lake.


At Lake Ontario (Webster Park).


Amazing double rainbow after a storm a couple days ago!

There’s a bit of my world for you! So much to see- and photograph! I have always been interested in photography and with the help of a friend have been learning a bit more about it. I am saving up for a DSLR camera. I love my friend’s photos and I know a lot of the amazingness of his shots are due to his awesome camera :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Still Alive….

My visit to Wisconsin was so much fun! Except for the weather, which was awful. So awful I couldn’t get to Illinois to visit Michele. Which I was super bummed about. But it was so awesome to see my parents and my sister!

I’ve been redoing my craft room so I can sew and scrapbook/stamp in it. I’m almost done with it- it’s been so nice to organize my fabric. I have all sorts of fun ideas!

Not much else. I’ve been going to school and hiking and eating sushi and reading. I like living in an urban setting. It’s nice to have a 5 minute walk to the grocery store. And the pharmacy. And about a dozen restaurants. And the Erie Canal :)

My trip to Maine is one week from TODAY!! I am so excited… and hoping the weather forecast changes. Sitting on the beach is going to be a bit less pleasant if it’s raining… :)

There’s been a lot of negative stuff in blogland lately about quilting and crafting and what the definition of “art” is and talking about “dumbing down” quilting. Seriously, people. We’re all just cutting fabric up and putting it back together again. Does it matter how complicated or simple the process is? Or what designer fabric collection we’re using? And for the record, I like Sherbet Pips. I think it’s darling and I only wish I could afford to buy more of it! :)

Friday, April 8, 2011


SO lately I've been thinking I wanted to do something... different. For me, anyway. I've always been pretty straight laced and walked a narrow path. Well, I decided to dive off the path into the woods. Take a walk on the wild side. For me.

I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do. Then some friends suggested getting a tattoo. And then I thought, why not? ;)

So, I did! Here it is! It's a tribal sunflower motif on my upper left arm. This was taken just after Seth (awesome tattoo artist at Rite Of Passage in Victor, NY) finished. It's not so red now.

I ♥ it! It's in a place where I can either show it off or hide it, depending on my mood (or job situation...).

I'm already planning another one :)