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Posted on Wed, 18 January 2017
I’m back in my college town and I have been loving it so far. My first two days of classes are over and I think it’s going to be a great semester. As I suspected, I hated getting up for my 8 am. When my alarm went off, I let off an audible groan before Read On...


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Posted on Sun, 22 January 2017
“I’m choking!” my patient screamed in the rehab gym. I gasped. “Oh gawd, please don’t die on me,” I thought anxiously. I looked around the rehab gym in a state of panic. “Is anyone gonna help me here?! Hello, anyone?!” I thought to myself. Honestly, I was scared, but I did not immediately ask for help. […]
Posted on Sat, 21 January 2017
As I've mentioned before, I'm doing each of the blocks for the Solstice Challenge to mark something seasonal. Anticipating Block 5, I searched the internet to find something to celebrate Martin Luther King Day last Monday. I asked my friend Google to search out "Martin Luther King Fabric" and I came across an appropriate fat quarter from a company called Spoonflower. Unfortunately, I failed to take into account the scale of the print. When it arrived, I wondered how I could use it. It's a great fabric, but the scale takes up the entire surface of the fat quarter. I was expecting more of a repeating print.No problem, I thought. I'll just wait and see what block comes out on Wednesday, and then figure out what to do from there. Well, Pat Sloan did me no favors with the choice of her Gramma Anna's Basket block. How could I possibly use the fabric with so many little half square triangles?After giving it some thought, I figured out that I could increase the size of the basket applique template by 25%, and then fit the middle image from the fabric onto the basket applique. It all worked out perfectly. I've included the image from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place August 28, 1963. That was the day Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. "Free at Last" were words from a spiritual and the last spoken words of the speech.From there, I could sew together the rest of the Gramma Anna's basket block. Of course, I had a lot of help from my four-legged friend. He's been outside a few times since the snow melted away, but he's still bored with our winter weather. He's waiting for the Summer Solstice to arrive.When the block was all sewn together, it looked like this:Also this morning, I moved onto Day Two of the Artisan Whole Grain Sourdough bread I'm making. When I left it yesterday, I'd just mixed up the starter, some whole wheat flour and some water. Then it was left to sit for 12 hours.Mine sat a little longer than 12 hours. When I checked it this morning, it looked like this:This morning, I added rye flour, bread flour, and spelt flour, along with some salt and more water. Then I mixed it up and hand kneaded it for about 6 minutes. It seemed smooth and glossy enough to me, and so I put it back in its bowl, sprayed it with a little oil, and then put it in the refrigerator.Now it will sit for 24 hours. Tomorrow, I'll shape it into a boule and then give it another 5 hours of rise (or however long it takes). Then it will be ready for baking. My understanding is that these long periods of proofing give the yeast time to extract as much flavor from the protein in the flour as possible, making for a better-tasting bread. Of course, everything I'm doing at this point is strictly experimental. I never know what I'm going to end up with.So that's my day so far. After this, I'll get back to work quilting Stars and Stripes. Here's where I left off.It's my fondest desire to finish the quilting before day's end tomorrow.Pin It
Posted on Sat, 21 January 2017
Well, its the weekend! And an extra long one for me! 😙 My work is having plumbing done Monday and Tuesday so work is closed those days! I lose hours, but I’m okay with it! In some sadder news my canary Kyle passed away. 😭 Here’s a picture of him (among other canaries all that […]
Posted on Sat, 21 January 2017
I really expected this to be a difficult prompt to choose, but there were only a few others that made the cut! There’s loads I’m interested in seeing, however, these 5 are the ones I am most excited for in 2017. In descending order, starting with #5 on my list…   Beauty & The Beast […]
Posted on Sat, 21 January 2017
I need a new website host. I was quite happy with my old provider (WiredTree), however I was recently notified that they have been acquired by another company (Liquidweb). I have read many mixed reviews about Liquidweb and it makes me a bit nervous and would rather look at other options. Let the searching for…The post Searching for a new host appeared first on Kya.
Posted on Fri, 20 January 2017
Yes, I finished my first image for the year (technically my second, I’m not actually satsified with the actual ‘first image’ that I’ve made). And yes, I used it as the header image for the theme. Decided to make Twenty Sixteen work for me this year. I long for a traditional blog look I guess, … Continue reading "If You Only Knew"The post If You Only Knew appeared first on Messy Hair and Coffee.
Posted on Fri, 20 January 2017
I’ve decide that I’d like to give this site a new look, and I’d also like to start using my real name, which is Elizabeth. It’s who I am. 🙂 I’ll also be changing up the layout, so if things start looking a bit wonky you’ll know why. I feel like I haven’t really given... Read more
Posted on Fri, 20 January 2017
I guess you could call it ADRICULOUS 4.1 or something. Originally, I had an overlay navigation as a start. However, during my mini-maintenance of my blog, I noticed that none of the menu items are clickable. I can click on the About menu item, revealing the submenu items underneath, however, the computer would not read the clicking […]The post Super Quick Update appeared first on ADRICULOUS.
Posted on Thu, 19 January 2017
…not because I’ve turned hipster (I’m too old for that), but because clutter is annoying. You’d think that extra storage would help, but I already have more storage space than I need, which is terrible because then I’m buying more stuff to fill the space, and it’s an endless cycle of Clutter Hell™. So as cliche as it sounds, this new year I’m all about getting rid of old baggage (literally) and that minimalism lifestyle.  I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t read nearly as much as I should (except fanfiction, because I’m such a Digimon fan girl it’s embarrassing), but one book I […]
Posted on Thu, 19 January 2017
Hey, new year! Yay! Or something.To be honest, 2017 isn’t off to the best start: I’m officially looking for a new job.The company I’ve been working for is shutting down, so I don’t have much choice. It’s very sad as I loved working there and was lucky to have skilled and inspiring colleagues, most of which are dear friends outside of work as well. But it’s over, and now I’m feeling a strange mix och fear and excitement. On one hand, I’ve always liked adventures and am not afraid of changes, on the other, I don’t know where I’m going or what I’m doing and it’s a bit scary. I’ve also been lucky enough to never having to actively look for a job in almost 10 years, so I feel horribly out of the loop (what is a CV again?) And I just know my shy introverted ass suck at interviews.Still, I’m fairly optimistic. I actually have a few leads already, and if I’ve managed to stay employed this long I should be able to trick someone else into hiring me. 😛Writing this also made me realise how little I actually share about my job on here.Read moreThe post Starting the year jobless was originally published on Imaginary Karin.
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