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Hand Embroidery for Beginners: Tools to get started

As much as I'm enjoying the warmer weather, the evenings for me are for settling down.  I like crocheting but I can only make so many hats and scarves.  Embroidery is more artistic for me.  For those of you who are interested, it's so simple to get started. If you want to learn mo…

Hand Embroidery 101: Whipped Running Stitch

This post is part of a lesson series at: www.broadcastsunny.com/p/hand-embroidery-101.html The Whipped Stitch is a pretty line stitch, that looks sophisticated and yet quite simple to stitch.  It starts with a running stitch and then a second thread whips around the running stitch.  …

End of the Month Reflection

Reflection is an important time to see where you've been so you know where you are going. By reflecting we are reinforcing what we learned, so we don't repeat and we can remember how we accomplished something because we've been there before. What were your celebrations? Celebr…

Keeping costs down to pay for college

Going to college has gotten out of control and there does not seem to be much relief in sight. We are in an age where getting a college degree is important to make a decent living. This is not your typical advice of - go get some scholarships. This is advice on how you can get college…

Zentangle braid - Create your own Adult Coloring

I know I don't write much in these blog postings.  I will say, I've been thinking of doing a bigger project in zentangle - which morphed into adult coloring.  Anyway, I'm thinking a need a braid.  When I first saw this zentangle I thought it looked like grass tied up in…

The making of a Stop Action Video for #funfriday

It's the ending of my first week back.  I'm bursting with ideas but I'm all over the place. Nonetheless, I persist.  I bring you a stop action film with a series of pictures to make up a film.  I'm not gonna lie, I actually enjoyed making it.  There is a creative element t…

App Review of l.ist (or List) app tool

After a 3 year hiatus, I'm back making lifestyle videos. My second video is an app review of l.ist. Simply put, it's a list app.  I needed one that would compartmentalize my life a bit and this one does it.  I love the do it tomorrow app (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watc…

Facebook Group Primer

This is an introduction to facebook groups. It shows you the functionality of the group page so you can get the most out of the facebook group.

Women's March on Washington DC - This is what Democracy looks like

The rally started at 10 am but the march wasn't until 1 pm so we got up at 8 and were out the door by 8:45 am to reach the metro station because it was recommended to take since they expected many roads closed. What no one expected was the large number of people wanting to march.  The…

How to make a Pyramid Shaped Origami Box (or dinosaur when opened)

The pyramid box, see how to video below     I love making boxes.  It always astonishes me at how expensive boxes can be.  That's actually what got me into origami.  I needed a simple box and not willing to pay $10 for it.     In the past I've made a pencil box , I still…

NYC Subway Protest

Protesting in NYC Subway Station I was in NYC recently and at one of the subway station was post-its all over the walls.  I started taking pictures then realized it went on and on so I decided to film the length of it and share.   If you are wondering where they got the p…