Bad Bed Partners and Tattoos

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, I cannot believe I fall so low on your list of craft recipients. Whatever happened to hos before bros, and sisters before everyone else? I do understand and relate to your lamentations about how laundry, food, and enough sleep can very seriously cramp your creative flow. I love…

Work is Really Cramping my Crafting Time

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Libby, I have been diligently working on my Christmas Stocking for Gavin and you can see the progress has been slow but steady. It is difficult to limit myself to only an hour of stitching each night.  As each stitch is laid the picture develops more fully beneath my fingers…

Bastille Day and Festering Ponds

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, Joyeux quatorze juillet! Ouuaaaaiiis! C’est La fête nationale! Je suis très excité! HAPPY BASTILLE DAY MA SOEUR! Today, in 1789 the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille! I can still remember my high school French teacher telling me about the storming of the Bastille and…

Cross-Stitching and Hormones

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Libby, The dating pond is a tough place to be and I am happy to be on dry land. Keep your spine and remember not to settle. There is a swimmer out there willing to head to the Couple’s Beach with you but he is a little overwhelmed by…

Swimming In NYC

Originally posted on capital2apple:
My Dearest Jane, I know you are no longer in the dating game, but I am, and I feel the need to commit to paper the things I have learned. As you know, it has been two years since my last emotional entanglement, and as a result I have been…

Family Feels

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, I never knew how much I would miss our family until I moved to New York City. You graduated from college and went straight to Utah. You were always so desperate to come home and see everyone and I never really understood it. I was constantly back and…

Sing for the Next Life, Sing for this Life

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Libby, Today I did something I have not done since we lived under the same roof. I sang while doing the dishes. There was no music. The audience was limited to the cats and kitchen appliances. All were kind as the words of my favorite songs slowly rose from…

Grey Days

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, It has been a while since I last heard from you, but please feel no pressure to respond immediately. I know that you are very busy down in the Capital. It has been rather dreary and damp up here in NYC. This makes it hard to pry my…

Magnolia Blossoms

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, The magnolia trees are in blossom and I think of you every time I see them. The courtyard at work has four or five magnolia trees and they make the world a study in pink, white, and magenta. I feel happy and at peace when I look at…

Belonging

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Libby, Must you discuss such things? Was not there another conference you could have attended that weekend? Young Knitters of America perhaps? A nice wholesome club where like-minded people knit mittens for orphans, drink tea and discuss the latest episode of Downton Abbey? Where if someone happens to be…

New Jobs and Real Sex

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, It has been far too long since last we wrote each other. I know that we both are very busy, but I had a spare moment so I decided to place my pen to paper. Thus far it has been a delightful week. I am settling into my…

MURICA

Originally posted on capital2apple:
Dear Jane, As magical as you make Utah sound, alas I must decline. I need my booze, coffee, and sex shops. Porn and vibrators are also necessary, although Patrick explained to me last night that watching porn online is the easiest way to give people access to your computer. He…