Notes From Neptune

I write about people, places, and things.

I Found Out Where the Red Fern Grows

No, really. I did. Two weeks ago, we took off for an adventure in Costa Rica. After ten days spent visiting a different national park every day, driving on roads paved (if they were at all) in gravel and sand, and meeting people who personified the concept of pura vida, here is what I learned: 1) Rough roads make you appreciate what lies at the end of them. As I mentioned.. Read More

Finished Object: Tulip Blouse

Fair warning: I am insanely proud of this project. It may not look like much, but this little blouse is the product of my very. first. drafted. pattern. It all started with a Stitchfix box. I signed up for Stitchfix after a friend recommended it on Facebook. It’s a pretty neat service, actually, especially for people like me who loathe shopping with the fire of a thousand suns. You sign.. Read More

Containers of Love

So many finished projects I need to tell you about. And the first one is this: A dragon-scale inspired blankie for a friend’s new baby boy.┬áSince said friend is our DM and a great lover of all things fantasy, I though a draconic blanket would be a fitting gift. While Webs sent me a different yarn than the one I ordered, the color was perfect and it only turned out.. Read More

And again.

For a little while there, I was doing these cool “my year in review” posts a bit after the new year. I liked it. It was a nice way of looking back on everything that had happened and how I’d grown. I didn’t do one last year, mainly because I was unemployed and in a major funk about it. I’m not going to do one this year either. Mostly because.. Read More

Well then.

THAT was a total misadventure. Back in October, I tried really hard to come here and post a nice little blog about a finished blouse I’d sewed from a pattern I drafted on the fly from a shirt that came in one of my Stitchfix boxes. To my chagrin, Yahoo (my webhost) had disabled my site due to a malware infection. Note to self: blogs can get malware. After months.. Read More