MOPACA 2022

After two years of cancelled festivities, the MOPACA show returned to Hale Arena this year! For whatever reason, this show always happens around my birthday, so I make a point to add it to my celebratory to-do list. I keep waiting for these events I missed since 2020 to stop feeling special, but that hasn’t […]

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Year of Stitch: March Update

Year of Stitch sampler #2 is all done! I did struggle with these stitches more than the first sampler. That’s good, though. It means I’m learning new things! Rather than deal with the stress I endured putting a back on the first sampler, I decided to try something new. I left the piece in the […]

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Knits in The Last Kingdom

Knitting and historical dramas are two of my all-time favorite things, and very often they coincide. Because of that, my Ren Fest friend Chrissy kept suggesting I watch The Last Kingdom on Netflix, a Viking drama set in Britain. The show’s last season just went live, and I’ve seen so much social media content about […]

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Lucky Overalls

Éirinn go Brách! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I, myself, am not Irish, but I did have an Irish Catholic grandpa. Mom is also really into that part of her family history. It’s always been a big holiday in our home! So, when I was gifted a bunch of apparel fabrics, and I found a few […]

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Mobile Yarn

Yes, I have been on a grand tour of the American Southeast this month. It wasn’t anything intentional. I would do just about anything to get out of the cold and my SAD funk… This opportunity came in the form of Rachel, my old college roommate. She’s amazing and smart, and she manages big-deal construction […]

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Queue Challenge: February Update

This month has been better and still somehow worse than last… Higher highs and lower lows, I suppose. My crafting has reflected that, too. I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the course of this month, and I don’t have a lot to show for it. My current completed queue number is… 6. That’s […]

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Year of Stitch: February Update

I’d say I’m still trucking along on this challenge, but that would be an understatement. I want to embroider everything now. I’m shirking my other deadline projects for these… But at least I’m happy! Look at how this turned out!! I will say, the finishing was a bit of an odyssey. I’ll start at the […]

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Tampa Fresh Foods

My friend Lauren didn’t stop with her fantastic fiber arts tour of Tampa with Stash. Oh no. She also took me to see the TikTok-famous, as-seen-on-TV Tampa Fresh Foods! This art installation was made by British artist Lucy Sparrow and her team. It’s a whole grocery store handmade entirely with felt. It’s so wild. I […]

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