I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Embroider Me

Right now, like many other people right now, I do not have a paying job. Sometimes it’s a tough blow to my self-esteem, though the worst part is that my time is not structured enough. Sure, I could set my alarm clock and get used to a set schedule, which would probably be a wonderful thing, but making me follow a schedule is incredibly hard and I just can’t seem to do it. Though if I’m honest, I guess it’s because I don’t really want to-I mean, I don’t like waking up at noon, but I also don’t like feeling groggy all day, which is what usually happens when I set my alarm.

Fortunately, I don’t need a paying gig to make me feel useful and I don’t need money to define me. Fortunately, I am very creative.

My latest creative venture is embroidery and I love it! Here is my first attempt:

The picture is sewn on a green, soft, 100% cotton canvas tote and I’m now working on tote #2. I’ve always wanted a job as an artist, although for most of my life, the art was music. I’m thinking that perhaps one day I can make my bags into at least a side job. I’ve even thought of my company name – “Embroider Me.” Cute, huh?


  1. This is UTTERLY FABULOUS!!!!! I just love that! My sincerest compliments! I would love to be able to create that kind of stuff, but I have little/no artistic ability. Do you ever read Mary Jane's Farm? Check it out if you want inspiration--I read it and pretend I am a craftswomyn! :P

  2. This is very creative- I really like it!