Saturday, January 31, 2009

Jan 31/09

One of the magazines I suscribe to is a Canadian feminist magazine called Herizons. In the Winter 2009 issue that arrived this week there is a brilliant essay by Margaret Cho about sexual power. The essay really spoke to me and its meaning to me can be summed up in the last line which reads "I say yes to me." This line has been echoing through my head this week as I deal with the break up mentioned in the entry below. While the essay is about the reasons why she has or has not fully consented to sex, I think that the concluding line is important for everyone in all aspects of our lives. Too often we silence our wishes and desires because it is easier in the face of resistance or to keep the peace. We carry on harbouring resentment because we do not feel like we have been true to ourselves and therefore true to those around us. Last night as I was struggling with not contacting my now ex-boyfriend, I turned to my paper and pen journal to think things through. One of the things that I wrote goes as follows: I love him, but I love me more.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jan 27/09

My stitching mojo has been sadly lacking in the past few weeks as I dealt with a (short but intense) relationship that suddenly destructed. There was anger, there was heartbreak, there were tears and now I have deleted all of his emails and texts and I am moving on! Nothing major and nothing that does not happen a thousand times a day around the world. We had some really good and interesting times like a fantastic trip to Chicago together in December and then towards the end, we did not. On to the next adventure!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jan 14/09

This Dimensions kit was one that I picked up in the US this past summer. Friends truly are the family we choose and I have been blessed in my life with some pretty good ones!

I have recently acquired Teresa Wentzler's Christmas Collection from Chapters Indigo. I can not remember the price on the website, but it was a bargain so I could not resist adding just *one* more piece to my collection of her patterns!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jan 11/09

I realized the other day that it has been a while since I updated the pictures of the stocking I am stitching for my mother. The Christmas break afforded me alot of stitching time, but classes start tomorrow for me so it is pack away the cross stitch and crack open the books for me!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Jan 5/09

My friend Shelly gave me a gift certificate to Michaels so I rushed right in after Christmas to pick out something cross-stitchy. This kit is so cute that I could not resist! It is a Dimensions Jiffy kit called Tree Frogs Trio. I used some ribbon and matching cotton fabric as well as DMC E987 (Key Lime Splash from Light Effects) to finish the project.

School will be starting next week for me so my stitching has been put to one side as my house is awash in papers that I am preparing for my grad school applications. Man! Deadlines suck! Especially when I make last minute decisions about applying to Masters programs and only have just over a week to get the thing completed and on the desk of the graduate studies office!