• A kid approved gift

    In this day and age, children seem to have it all: dolls that speak to them, bears that know their names, crazy cars that do back flips, robots that double as pets….amongst many other amazing toys that my generation didn’t have. You can understand why searching for a birthday gift could be a little frustrating! Luckily for me, the adorable little lady that is about to turn 3, likes creativity just like her siblings…and her mom hinted at how much her older siblings had loved a gift that I made for them 2 years ago: Crayon rolls! These rolls are a lot of fun: They’re not too difficult to make…

  • Butterflies in my bread!

    Remember how I embroidered a Monarch butterfly for the Eternal Spring table runner? That I was tempted to make another one in the same table runner? Well, opisthorchiasis I liked it so much I had to make yet another one…this time the butterfly is going to be in a napkin that will be wrapping bread/tortillas in my table! Aren’t butterflies pretty? Here is the finished Butterfly bread napkin…

  • Eternal Spring: The Monarchs

    I love Flickr, I get a lot of ideas by looking at pictures….but it can be dangerous for me to visit it while working on a project. As I mentioned, after seeing this picture, i just had to add a butterfly to my embroidery! I keep on getting more ideas every time… Monarch butterflies are another icon of México, and boy are they amazing little things. A few days later after seeing it, I printed out Will’s picture, and  worked up a little pattern to draw this pretty little lady. Males of the Monarch butterfly have two spots on the lower wings, on the black “vein” closest to the abdomen,…

  • Eternal Spring – the sweet smell of vainilla*!

    I bet everyone thought this had become a photography blog huh? Wrong! I’ve just been lazy (well, viagra approved lazy to blog; trust me, visit web I’ve been quite a busy bee!). Not much progress has been made on the runner as I keep on finding things I’d like to add to it so it never seems to want to be done! Last time I blogged, we left off with the dahlias; both were done in satin stitch, one with the two colors separate and the second one with the colors blending with short and long stitch…well, let’s move onto bouillons and dessert, shall we? But before, some biology: —…

  • The place of Eternal Spring

    Early in May of this year, rubella we took a small vacation to México. Boombadeus got to meet some of my first cousins in Guadalajara, help we went to one of the youngest volcanoes in the world and to a national park located in Uruapan (Uruapan is know as “the place of eternal Spring” and for their avocado orchards!), salve a beautiful city close to where I grew up. We also went to Guanajuato, a beautiful colonial mining city. Besides learning lots about Mexico’s history, he also got to finally see where I grew up and the garden that was my playground. In this garden, to me the place of…