Monday, December 31, 2007


So this blog has been quiet for a while and will remain to be, but I'll give a quick recap of 2007.
The year was full of ups and downs, but overall pretty swell. It really made me realize the emmense value of family & friends.
Unordered Wrap up:
Columbus Crafty Cotillion : Seattle Trip : Learned to shoot a gun : Played croquet : First Cbus Baseball game : No more remediation job
Aunt Carol got married, Bobbie got engaged. Phil Jack. BLC & JMS had Gus, James and Laura had River : Prep work for Sarah's Wedding :
My dad bought the hometown 5 & 10 with associated treasures : A month in San Francisco : Bike was painted : Got JG to go hiking (a few times!) and climbing!
Some friends lost, separated and gained
2 notable quilts finished. I started another in March, but the enlarging method I used isn't so great, so it's taking a REALLY LONG TIME to piece together : 60 purses cut, waiting to be designed : Bouncy Castle : Vintage Bike Show : Red Rocks
I planted a garden and to my utter suprise, it grew!Also after about round 4, my compost worms are actually living, and are healthy! yeah!
Turned 26 : Met an amazing community in Kentucky : Moved, then he pretty much moved.
1 year : 3 cats. Still no birdie : Cooked with pumpkins : canned green tomatoes
Xtracycle rides : Bull riding in Naples : Had my insides looked at
Met Jenny Hart : Indian Caverns : SF long weekend : TOSRV
Working at the climbing gym : degradation pathways of chlorinated solvents

Saw a large collection of Penny farthing machines & spanking machine, San Francisco eateries never fail me with a good Ginger Ale on the menu, Maria & associated Elvis tattoo, gross staph infection in my leg, kicked out of Bobbie's Xmas party, didn't wreck a car. Didn't even get into a bike wreck, and no major injuries. Wow, awesome!
Ripped teal carpet out of the bedroom, turned JG's office pink : Game night : quick Cleveland trip : eating cheese again.
Silkscreened a lot, learned how to repair a washer : meeting Basak's mom and dad, mini greyhounds, PENTAX *ist, Tip Top, Ladies Thursdays @ ORielly's, yoga. Became huge fans of Adam Brouillete, Arthur Hash, and the L2 Design Collective. GIRL TALK : eggplant baked then mushed (like this) : toast with munster and nut. yeast : Lime pickle: Mint & basil :read Dooce religiously : salt and pepper shakers of ghosts hugging : a knot tied for me.

Disappointments of the year include Columbus declaring itself the Indie art capital and a scientist who I've read and respected for years is now a 'voice' for all the greening media blitz going on. this sealed the deal. Compells me to go engineer the toxic chemicals like school taught me. Personally I wish I would have realized things earlier and dealt with them. And smiled more.
For 2008? Eat mindfully, more yoga, smile more. Maybe an ice climbing trip

(You know what would make your New Year start off on an awesome foot??? Owning a Scion! You could buy my car. )

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Crafty Cotillion Swap!

IMGP9238, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

It was the Crafty Cotillion Swap a Wholly Craft! (sadly I forgot to photograph my treasures, but will in the future)
Fun times were had by all. There was some mingling, chatting and a chocolate fountain. Everyone was thrilled with the swapping and I think most everyone bought holiday gifts that night too. had felt coffee sleeves with Ohio on them to keep in the shop to sell, but I think most were gone before they were even able to get to the shelves!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Newest Birdie Creation

Newest Birdie Creation
Originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus

This was one of my swap gifts- a little birdie magnet.
Other fun fridge things:
JG childhood bike pic
Olentangy Indian Caverns MagnetChildhood photo of me & brother on/in little Tikes car
Tarina Tarintino Card
Sparrowfish Shop Card
Tablet from sparrowfish

Toot magnet from Comfest
The Small Object Magnet
Skreened Card
Cbus Indie Art Capital Propaganda
Seattle Space Needle Magnet
Beer Cap Magnets
Beer brewing instructions


IMGP9335, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Pre-me and possibly when I was young, my dad would take groups of his 5th grade students to Mexico city and the surrounding area. He had gotten these tin and wicker ornaments early on, and I remember covetting them when I was young, but my mom would never let them on her tree or claim that she 'just couldn't find them this year' (everything is organized to a T)
So this year, I dug through the cold attic to find a Deep-fryer box from the 70s with all the ornaments. They are very fun on the white tree.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Helper Elf

Helper Elf, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

We put up our tree early, and since then time has stressfully flown by. After tomorrow my load will be a bit lighter (and Xmas is a day closer!) Luckily, I have a good helper around here.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The new Wholly Craft Promo Ad

I hope that everyone is buying Handmade items this holiday! Especially from places like Wholly Craft"!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Front Porch

IMGP9343, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Although JG wasn't really home and I didn't have too many visitors, I have to say that it was really nice to come home to a decorated house this season. Always feeling that the chore of decorating out weighted the benefits, I was definitely changed this year. I've been working long days, so I leave & come home when it's dark, so I added the automatic timer, and I have to say that it was really calming to come into a lit home.