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Jacki
Philadelphia
Creating, every day, with coffee always close at hand.
Interests: cross stitch, card making, scrapbooking, project life, reading, running, lifting, baking, gluten-free, primal, paleo
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Hard to believe another week has gone by. Has it been as rough for you as for me? I don't even know why it was so exhausting, but it was. Happy Hour on Thursday night with some of the greatest people in the world, my band staff friends, was much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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I have a lot of patriotic graphs in my stash. A lot. This one I've been working on here and there as I completed other bigger projects, just to keep me sane, since I picked a larger count fabric to do this on. I love doing anything patriotic. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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Aug 15, 2014
Absolutely beautiful, Kal.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on This. at [i] LoveLife
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Great tips! I also love traveling solo. I will definitely have to check out Airbnb for my next trip! My uncle told me about it a while ago, and seeing the success you've had with it, too, makes me want to give it a try for my next adventure.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on My Best Tips for Traveling Solo at My Wanderlist
I felt the same way about Naples, Italy. I never really warmed up to the city while I was there. I don't know if it was the people, the time of year I went, or what. However, I fell head-over-heels in love with Florence, which may or may not have been because it reminded me of Southern Spain - Cordoba, to be exact - which is my most favorite place ever. I also loved Sorrento and Rome, and a little town called Orvieto (the cathedral there was made with both black and white limestone, so it's striped!), but Naples? Eh. I'll pass.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Copenhagen at My Wanderlist
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It's hard to believe, but it's about to be mid-August. Summer is winding down, and I've only made it to the beach twice. Tragic. I do love Sundays, though. For some reason, they're less chaotic than Saturdays. At least for me, anyway. Sundays are for catching up on summer reading.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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For the better part of a year, I was working on a pretty big project - a baby gift for my friend, Becky. I gave some sneaks here and there, but for the most part, it's been super-secret-on-the-down-low. I gave the gift to Becky yesterday, so I'm now able to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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Aug 6, 2014
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Sundays are for pancakes. And stitching. And reading. And maybe some scrapping. And really not much else. This week, I finished two books - In the Garden of Beasts, and The Fault in our Stars. Both were exceptionally good, and not what I expected when I started reading. Now, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Love this line!! I'm a huge sucker for Christmas paper & embellishments, so I can't wait to get my hands on all of it for my December Daily album!
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This past weekend, for whatever reason, I was all about getting into the Christmas spirit. Maybe it was the cooler temps that got me thinking about my most favorite season ever. Or that July isn't over yet, so I could technically still celebrate Christmas in July. But then again, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Your albums are always so gorgeous, Marie. I love seeing this one come together!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on Alaska Travel Album: Part 2 at Stitch In Time
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Pardon my lack of posts lately, peeps. It's summer, and I've actually decided to enjoy it this year, rather than work all the daggone time and not take any time off. So, I've been going places and doing things. I went to Annapolis, and had dinner & drinks at a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Love that shot of the city at night! I did a really cool wine tour when I studied abroad in Spain. We went to Santiago de Compostela for the day, and did a tour of a bodega there. Along the way, they had wine and brandy for us to taste as we headed through the different sections. Thinking about those great memories makes me want to hop on a plane and head over there right now!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Sur La Route: Bordeaux at My Wanderlist
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Jul 2, 2014
Thanks, Courtney! I'm a sucker for dark greys, too, mainly because I love how they look with purple, my fav color. I'm still searching for the perfect curtains for that room......so hopefully I'll find something soon. This is def something everyone can do, but it's time consuming, depending on the piece you decide to repurpose. I'm actually getting ready to repurpose two chairs and my sewing table, but this time using a different brand of paint. I'll give my review when I post the finished products!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2014 on Refinishing Part II at a whole lotta latte
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So...I don't know how many of you remember...but way back in October, I started refinishing my grandmother's secretary. It's a really cool piece, but I just didn't see any use for it anymore, so I actually tried to sell it at my mom's yard sale last year. No bites. So,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Sharon!! You definitely should stitch this piece - it's adorable and so quick to do! It's a very patriotic time of year - my next piece might be one for The 4th! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following me on Instagram!!! I hope you'll stop by again!! :-)
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As crafters & stitchers, we all know the importance of doing our holiday projects early. Unless you're me, and you wait until Christmas Eve to sew the faux fur throw that you're giving to your sister the next day. Ahem. I actually like to stitch Christmas pieces all year. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Gorgeous collection, Kelly!! Such vibrant colors - I especially love the purple! Thanks for the opportunity!!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Introducing Second City + Giveaway at My Wanderlist
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Recently, I picked up the (long overdue) baby gift that I've been working on, which is turning out beautifully, it's just a little more...time consuming...than I anticipated when I chose this pattern. I posted a while ago my progress to date, and I'm finally almost done the last letter of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
This is my favorite bookstore! I always make a point to visit when I'm in NYC.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on McNally Jackson Books at My Wanderlist
Beth, they really are! I have Beggar's 4th, but I need to get the Christmas one the next time I'm at my LNS. They're so cute & so fun to stitch!
Thanks, Jackie! Me, too. I have another piece with white pumpkins that I just rediscovered in my stash that I might just have to do next! I just read "Gone Girl", which didn't require too much brain power, so this time around, I decided to pick up something a little more involved. I might need a break after Elizabeth I, though, it's over 600 pages long!