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i'm a chronic disease research project manager, photographer, crafter.
Interests: knitting, crochet, spinning, collecting yarn, photography, watching way too much television, driving my red mini cooper
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For months I've been thinking about downgrading my blog account because I just don't blog anymore. Typepad has been an awesome tool for me. I've been very happy with their service. But after months of no new posts, and then... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at just maryse
I was checking out kirsten kapur's most recent blog post where she is celebrating her 9th year of blogging and i thought to myself, "how many years ago did i start?" PEOPLE! IT WAS 11 YEARS AGO!!! yep. April 16,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at just maryse
in 2014 it became abundantly clear to me that my creative life is what makes my regular life worth living. oh that sounds so dramatic! gah! but in a way it's true. i think i can put up with a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at just maryse
i think these retrospective type posts are my favorites or are one of the reasons why i keep blogging even if it's a rare event nowadays. i spent most of 2014 not working (jokingly refered to as my sabbatical) and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at just maryse
j and are lame this year. in a bit i'm heading out to my SIL's to hang out with the nieces and nephews but j insists on lounging on the couch at home. this year there won't be any presents... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at just maryse
remember when we all did memes on our blogs? it was always fun finding out stuff about people that you didn't know, sometimes leading to real life relationships? remember when? they were also great for when you didn't have a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at just maryse
still no job. in september/october i had 5 interviews all in a row. and several phone interviews. i was feeling good. and then nothing. i'm still in the running for one of those original interviews (second interviews haven't been scheduled... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at just maryse
after 3 months of nothing from me, here i am again! you would think that with all of the alledged time i had over the summer that i would be more likely to write, but you would be wrong. it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at just maryse
i'm a little behind posting about this, but i was away last week and i'm only now catching up. anyway, last week, Knitty released my latest pattern - A circular scarf/cowl thing that I named Katie. it's totally reversible ,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at just maryse
oh hello there. it's been awhile. what's going on? for the past couple of weeks i've been thinking that i either have to start blogging again, or just close up shop. when you are "on sabbatical" you start thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at just maryse
back in november, i took a fabric printing class at gather here with lizzy house. it was so much fun and a vowed to keep drawing. and then i didn't. heh. but shortly after my unemployment started, i started up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at just maryse
i've been following your blog for quite some time but this is my first time commenting. i've been blogging for 8 or 9 years now. i honestly don't know anymore. my blog has always been a creative outlet for me as my work doesn't really allow me to express myself that way. i used to have a lot of readers, i used to post regularly, but with other social media out there, my readership has dwindled. and that's ok. like lina said, i blog for myself. and there are times i go weeks with nary a peep. and that's ok. i think this should be fun. and too often once we make something we love doing obligatory we lose that element of fun. i am going to follow you in instagram. what i really like most is looking at pretty pictures. and i love these shots of new york. whatever you decide, best to you.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2014 on Lately at Note to Self
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It's been almost 2 weeks since i stopped going to my job. Two weeks of having all of the time in the world to do whatever i want. And do you know what I've noticed? THAT'S STILL NOT ENOUGH TIME!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at just maryse
so it's finally official. february 28th was my last day of employment. after 7 months of reprieves and scraping of funds together to keep me around longer, it's finally the end. and it kind of feels weird. i worked with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at just maryse
well this is embarrassing. it looks like i didn't do a whole hell of a lot craft wise. 2 pairs of socks is the only knitting i finished (i've been working on a sweater since the summer but it's not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at just maryse
2013 seems to have gone by so fast, but when I look back to January 1, 2013, that day seems so long ago. a lot has happened since then. i had goals then. did i achieve them? hmmm let's take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at just maryse
this is about as christmas-y as we got this year. the little santa i found in a drawer -- he has jelly beans in his pouch, the candle changes colors, and the little pinecone tree was made for me by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at just maryse
thanks heather!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2013 on Happy Birthday to Me. at just maryse
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yesterday was my birthday. and it was a good one. in the morning i had an appointment to go to. (i'm starting laser hair removal treatments. i know TMI but i am so excited!!!) then i went to work for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at just maryse
I've been meaning to post something for a few days now but I don't have any new photos - my photo mojo has left the building - so i always feel a little undressed when i write a post without... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at just maryse
ha! i missed november in it's entirety! a month known for getting things done in the form of one NaBloSweWriYaddaYaddaYadda challenge after another, i was the anti-NaBlo without even trying. YAY ME! heh. so what have i done since Rhinebeck?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at just maryse
another rhinebeck come and gone. i think this is number 6 for me. or 5? who knows. i'm too lazy to check. as always it was a great time. exhausting though. i read in clara parkes knitter's review from this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at just maryse
i haven't been particularly productive these past few months. july was mostly about spinning. i showed you photos a couple of weeks ago. i have my new woolie winder to thank for my renewed love of spinning. but other than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at just maryse
if you follow me on twitter or flickr you know that i have a family of feral/stray cats living in my yard; a young mom cat and two kittens and i'm obsessed with taming them and then adopting them. i... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at just maryse