I’m getting the itch to pull out my sewing machine again.  I’ve been fighting the itch for a few weeks for a few reasons, the chief of which is when it comes to crafting, I don’t want to be a “Jack of all Trades”.  That might sound crazy but if you know the entire saying — it’s “Jack of All Trades, Master of None” — you should understand my dilema.   My thing is that I want to be Mistress of all the crafty endeavors I try.  I want to be technically sound with really well-done end products.  I don’t want to be a crafty butterfly, just flitting from one thing to the next never actually achieving proficiency at anything.  Am I the only one torn between all there is to craft?  Let me know in the comments how you manage being multi-craftual (yes … a made up word)  if you are.

Since I seem powerless right now (or it could just be indiscipline)  😳   to stop myself from responding to said itch, I’m getting acquainted with:


these stacks

and this tutorial

to see if I can come up with my own version of

image source and quilt tutorial creator: Jeni Baker

This should be an interesting ride.  😀

P.S. Did I also mention that the below is calling me also?


It’s a cross-stitch pattern.  🙄

Someone point me to the nearest crafty rehab group please?

What’s grabbing your attention for summer crafting?  I’d love to hear!

New Series: Stuff On Sunday

customizable banner from Free Pretty Things

Since I’m junk with timelines and challenges (except those I MUST do) let’s see how this works. 😛

The point — since I started seriously crafting — a whopping 35 days ago, I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from other craft bloggers.  It’s hard to bookmark every single one and “pinning” is so time consuming to me.  I don’t know how the chronic pinners do it; they have my eternal gratitude.  To that end, I’m adding my inspiration to this here craft diary.   That way, I’ll spend less time with my absent-mindedness trying to track down what I’ve seen, loved, but didn’t save.  My goal is to spend less time online, more time crafting and living.

Some things you’ll see — an inspiration picture (taken by me or some other source), a quote, a video, a tip, some links, a project, a blog — something that inspires … on Sunday … so you and I can have a head-start to our crafty week.  How about it? 

That’s rhetorical … you don’t HAVE TO answer ….  😛  But you can if you want to.  😀

This week’s goodies is for ALL you granny square loving, afghan making crafters out there ( yes Opal, I’m talking about you 😀 ). I got this list from Stix On The Beach: Tales from the Happiest Hooker On Earth:

 Now go knock some squares or start a knitted afghan out this week!!!  Be quick … Fall’s almost here!!!