This year has definitely been a rollarcoaster and there are many reasons why i have not kept up my blog for the past 7 months. I guess the main reason would be that I had to work through some very difficult experiences in therapy and well, i’ve just been incredibly exhausted emotionally, mentally, and physically. I didn’t go to many shows, didn’t do very much art/embroidery/crafting, or much socializing. I had to work on my self-esteem. It was a long time coming, facing the trauma of my childhood, and getting past it was tough but worth it. I feel more confident in myself as a person than i ever have in my life. There are some very big changes coming up within the next few weeks but I know I can get through it with less anxiety than I would have a year ago. So, yeah, stuff! But I am looking forward to figuring out my space on the internet and being more honest with it.
Moving on, I did finish a new Simpsons embroidery piece! My favorite I think of the ones I have finished so far and it now resides with my lovely friend, Alise.
Alise and I even officiated ourselves as Stonecutters!! She got hers on her upper arm and it looks severely BADASS! I knew there was only one place I truly wanted this one, haha.
I’ve been working on other embroidery pieces on and off. Thinking of getting a vintage embroidery themed tattoo. That’ll be a big tattoo project for the future.
Well, I’m hoping to keep my blog up and possibly my etsy shop going too. I’ve been scoring some fantastic vintage finds that I wanted to share, just haven’t photographed yet. The fall will be a great time to start going back to shows again, Stars will be here in October! The last show I went to was Yellow Ostrich on June 3rd (so freaking good!!)
Until next time! Thanks so much for dropping by!!
hey, hey, there folks. here’s some more simpsons in sewing!! i did two of these over the weekend.
he sure looks like he’s having a blast, haha. i did most of this using backstitch and did the bicycle wheels in stem stitch (i’m still getting used to it! thanks to wild olive for the how-to on the easy way to do that stitch, it’s so much better!)
lisa and book are backstitched.
unfortunately there’s a small white box showing up on the fabric. not sure what happened, oops…
and here is how i rocked valentine’s this year! go me!!
i made my then guy a sewn and colored in version of lisa’s card she gave to ralph after erasing someone else’s name. haha, so sweet right? i am pretty darn proud of this if i do say so myself.
within the next couple of weeks i’m hoping to have more scene related embroideries, i have great ones to choose from. “do not ride the bomb” – does that ring a bell?
hope you enjoyed!
xxx – amanda
i remember doing these a looooong time ago through emails from friends. it’ll be fun to share some things via blog o shpere. many thanks to elycia for the idea!
A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Full size, perfect for little me and 4 little cats.
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes, blargh….
D. Dogs: I want one someday, a Corgieeeeeee!!!!!
E. Essential start to your day: Music. It just feels so weird getting dressed in silence
F. Favorite color: Blueish greenish tealish. Yep, that’s a color.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5 feet 1 inch
I. Instruments you play: xylo-ma-phone…. (Well in high school, but it was fun!!) Hoping to get my ass in gear this year and learn how to play bass guitar.
J. Job title: it’s getting an upgrade this year. Administrative specialist!
K. Kids: kitty kids? yes
L. Live: live shows are awesome when they come to fort worth, texas
M. Mother’s name: Irene. She’s a junior.
N. Nicknames: I have a few ex boyfriends that liked calling me “Manda” I like it way better than “Mandy”
O. Overnight hospital stays: lucky that I haven’t had to go through that yet.
P. Pet peeve: side seat or backseat drivers. I hate it when someone tells me how to drive my own car.
Q. Quote from a movie song: I’m not really a movie person, I’ve been watching Star Wars every night for the last 3 months, so you can tell I don’t have much variety in what I watch. I thought I’d put down my most favorite song lyric though. “Suicide is for the weaker kind” I go through clinical depression and anxiety and this lyric always reminds me to have courage for each day no matter how hard it can get. It’s rewarding to live.
R. Right or left handed: righty
S. Siblings: twin sister!!! She’s awesome and crafty too. See her over at compositions of wool. We also have a baby brother, Matthew. He’s 17 years younger and almost as tall as us!!
T. Time you wake up: 7:40. Gotta be at work by 8:30, I don’t need much time in the morning, woo!!!
U. Underwear: they’re cool
V. Vegetable you hate: mushrooms, the texture gets me
W. What makes you run late: browsing the internets
X. X-Rays you’ve had: stomach, I think…
Y. Yummy food that you make: enchiladas. They taste almost like chuys’ enchiladas. (no freakin’ joke)
Z. Zoo animal: anything that looks like a cat, I will LOVE it! Including red pandas.
Thanks for stopping by! let me know if you do a little of the abc fun, too!
xxx – amanda