Archive for March, 2009

Friday self portrait

Posted in musings on March 27, 2009 by askthesky

I’m pretty sure Annie didn’t mean to do this every Friday, and maybe I won’t either, but I did think to snap a photo whilst in the studio today, winding away… and since Friday is my studio day, it seems fitting to share. 


And, here’s the piece I worked on today:


What did you work on today?


I’m addicted…

Posted in musings on March 26, 2009 by askthesky

…to google analytics. 

I mean, how did I get by without knowing that this is the breakdown of WORLD visits to my etsy shop?

1. 310 78.09%
2. 15 3.78%  
3. 11 2.77%  
4. 9 2.27%  
5. 4 1.01%  
6. 4 1.01%  
7. 4 1.01%  
8. 3 0.76%  
9. 3 0.76%  
10. 3 0.76%

There’s a pretty pie chart to go with this data, but I am not savvy enough to get it over here.  There’s also an amazing map, which highlights the countries your visitors have clicked through from- this just blew my mind.  I’ve noticed North America higlighted in a darker green, which meant most of my visitors have come from the US and Canada, but I’d never opened the full report for this particular area, UNTIL TODAY… when I was FLOORED, I tell you, floored!  On!  The!  Floor!  by the fact that I’ve had visitors from Finland, Iceland, Thailand, LATVIA(!), South Korea, Poland, Ukraine, Romania… I’m so happy right now, I can’t explain it. 

Hey, remember ten years ago, when only the coolest people had cell phones, and no one had personal websites, and no one from freaking LATVIA was able to check out my freeform crocheted necklaces? 

NUTS.  In the best way.

good things

Posted in musings on March 25, 2009 by askthesky
  • Zander’s latest obsession, with maple sugaring in Vermont (via Buster)
  • sitting in the sun in the comfy chair with a warm cat curled up in my lap
  • mental health Wednesday
  • feeling appreciated at my “day” job
  • many, many new babies born this week
  • the cameraderie of my kids from church- working on a project that everyone will enjoy
  • perfecting the ultimate comfort food recipe- GF/CF biscuits and sausage gravy
  • finally remembering to add Ballykissangel to my Netflix Queue

Friday self-portrait

Posted in musings on March 20, 2009 by askthesky

Annie and Rachel look way cuter, but this one of me is funny…


…because, it’s supposed to be a picture of the necklace… 😉

Heather Ross book Giveaway!

Posted in musings on March 20, 2009 by askthesky

Heads-up!  Go visit the mafia blog to enter to win Heather Ross’ new book, Weekend Sewing!  Comments will remain open until Monday afternoon, when a winner will be chosen at random.  Happy commenting!


New Spring line launched!

Posted in musings on March 18, 2009 by askthesky

It is still not feeling very spring-like here in Baltimore, but I’ve been plugging away with flowers and warmth in mind nonetheless, and today I’m excited to debut my spring line!  It’s called Corinthian, and it has been inspired by Greek architecture, the color palette of spring, flowers, Medusa, and sun shapes.  The first two pieces (below) are in my etsy shop now, and the rest of the necklaces should be up by tomorrow, if the sun cooperates! 

Corinthian Necklace, No.10

Corinthian Necklace, No.10


Corinthian Necklace No.8

Corinthian Necklace No.8

Happy St Pat’s!

Posted in musings on March 17, 2009 by askthesky

Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland, the homeland of my ancestors.  Nice going, Patty! 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from my favorite smilin’ Irish eyes:

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