Home is wherever I’m with you

My husband and I are starting to look for our next jobs, since we’ll likely be leaving France at the end of my contract next June. Solving the two-body problem can be difficult, and we aren’t sure where we’ll end up next!

Home is wherever I'm with you

I was inspired to design this little cross stitch the other day after listening to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home.” This was a pretty quick stitch, but my first time working with linen (and a lovely sparkly piece at that!) instead of Aida cloth. I did ‘one-over’ style, so it’s quite small, less than 3″x3″.  The pattern’s now available on my etsy shop.

Quintana Roo


The Yaxmuul cenote is one of the many gorgeous cave systems in Mexico’s Yucatan Pensinsula. This picture was taken during an Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT) Expedition trip in the spring of 2012, of which I was the expedition leader. This project involved a lot of planning and organizational work — making contact with knowledgeable local cavers, budgeting, planning a suitable trip for 13 people of varying levels of experience. It was a fantastic, fun vacation!

Check out this video of the trip, made by Austin Ward. I recommend muting your speakers if you don’t like country music:

Hail Sagan

Cross stitch, step 1 complete!

I have completed the cross stitching for my Carl Sagan tribute cross stitch! I have several more steps before it’s entirely finished… first, adding back stitching and beading. Next, I will compile the patterns into a PDF booklet, which will be put up for sale on etsy. I’m really happy with it so far!