Mar 23, 2017

Reading: A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

Writing: this here blog and a Target list

Drinking: a cup of coffee with Truvia and a splash of cream; ice water with lemon ice cubes

Eating: a tuna sub with tons of veggies

Stitching: Chalkboard Mandala by Ink Circles

Watching: stupid Housewives...all varieties

Obsessing: paper quilling; Death by Cross Stitch; Flosstube; kidney transplants; lap frames; sleep schedule; apartments; housecleaning; sisters; Jersey boys; perimenopause; grief; bbq chicken pizza; binge-watching Netflix; tunic tops with leggings; to do lists; Michael's framing; mental health (due to obsessing)

Missing: Stewey; Mom; Dad; my sanity


  1. A lot of the items on your obsessing list can easily be added to your Target list. Not your or my sanity as last time I was in Target they had discontinued that.
    Have a great Evening!
    Ruth in Oxnard CA

  2. My dear Spinster Stitcher...I have just caught up on all of the happenings in your world, as I had a period of not-so-fun happenings in my world that made me drop lots of things off of my "I want to do list". Reading your blog on a regular basis was one of them. I'm ashamed to say that I wasn't here for each and every event to let you know you aren't alone in this wide stitchy world, but I was feeling quite under-the-weather mentally, emotionally, socially... oh, let's just say I have been a mess! I was the primary caregiver for my dear mother until Jan 2016 when she passed from kidney failure due to cancer. Our journey together for the few years prior to that was a deep struggle, and I have only recently begun to pull myself out of the depths of grief. I have learned much as I know you have and are, and am grateful for faith, family, and friends. I know that grief doesn't go away. It changes shape every day, and sometimes it's always there, but sometimes it reaches out with it's proverbial claw and just grabs you outta nowhere. I also lost my Chloe May, who was a part of my family for 13 years, to cancer, last December. So, I'm grieving for you and Stewey as well. I have been grateful for these needles we wield although it's taken some time to even want to stitch or knit, or anything. So, while this is awfully late, know I'm thinking of you, and so appreciative of your take on the world and the challenges we all have. -- Another Spinster who Stitches

  3. Joyce carol Oates, grew up in Lockport, NY as did
    Terry McVeigh. Coincidence? I think not...

  4. Hugs. I'm sorry your feeling overwhelmed.

  5. Another Housewives watcher! That bunch of shows is a guilty, mindless pleasure of mine. It is a great mindless background while I am stitching.

  6. I bet your sanity is someplace in the craft studio...or hiding where you put it for safe keeping.

  7. Don't forget to add Season 3 of Grace & Frankie to your Netflix binge, Coni. Am going to sneak out of work early today and get a head start. (don't tell anyone)

  8. You have a lot on your plate right now but I think you are handling things just as you should. Just keep doing what you are doing, you will get through all of this. Hugs!!

  9. Just sharing...I saw on your list a finishing at Michael's...may I suggest you check out Patti Nicolosi on FB...she is an accomplished needlewoman and framer...IMO, her work is exceptional and her prices less than Michael's, Jo-Ann's, or A. C. Moore!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart