Monthly Archives: January 2007

A real post from me (as opposed to a bot)

OK, I’m pretty much testing this out and deciding whether or not to move my project blog, Stuff Peasie Made to this loverly bit of real estate here at WordPress. LiveJournal’s been getting gradually sillier and I’ve been toying with the idea for a while now to relocate.

Lemme tell you a little about myself. I’m 32 and married and live in Portland, Maine. I come from a family of creative, resourceful types. My grammy’s a homesteader in her 80s who lives alone on a farm in rural Maine; she taught me how to crochet and make yarn dolls when I was six. My mom taught me how to do cross-stitch when I was in my teens and laid up with pneumonia for a week. Another friend of mine taught me how to work a sewing maching and how to tat with a needle, and a cool hand roll-hem trick. I spent some time homeless, and some time dirt-poor (like rolling up pennies for a box of mac & cheese poor. Like hypnotizing myself to not feel hunger poor). The blessing about having nothing–besides knowing who your real friends are–is that you teach yourself how to do everything.

Well, years have gone on, we’re in no danger of running out of pennies or food anytime soon (knock on wood), and I’m still teaching myself more and more. Most recently, I’ve taught myself how to knit. I’ve got needles and yarn on my lap as I type; I practice while waiting for stuff to load.

So here I am. Whether or not I’ll stay, we’ll see.

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