Category Archives: creativity

Instructions, Details, and the Uterus

This is like one of those Pinterest #nailedit fails. A post shared by Elleanor Chin (@elleanorchin) on Jul 5, 2016 at 7:19pm PDT When I wrote about crochet a while back, I listed a number different things that I could … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, self care, sewing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hook, Line, and Torte

Learning some stuff #crochet #hidingout A post shared by Elleanor Chin (@elleanorchin) on May 7, 2016 at 8:23pm PDT Things that I can do: Bake bread (although it turns out differently every time, and my cake results are even more … Continue reading

Posted in collage, cooking, creativity, Dad, food, Mom, self care, sewing, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Time, Space, and Swearing. Lots of Swearing

Luke looked up. “Tell me something, tall man, do you have a good sense of smell for a pretty-face, or a bad one?” Tsofair gave Luke a long assessing look, which seemed not to embarrass the other man in the … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, self care, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rage, Creation, and Trains

“Where was I?” “You were in the Straits of Magellan I believe,” she offered helpfully. “Indeed I was. Well, we were crushed by a giant whale. The ship splintered to pieces under the mighty thrash of its tail and we … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, culture, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YO! Yo? yoh-yoh-yoh…

I can’t remember when I first saw a fabric yo-yo, probably in childhood, certainly in my teens, in some antique store window. Yo-yos weren’t particularly pervasive in the rural Appalachian part of Virginia where I most often saw quilts and other … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, nostalgia, sewing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Done is Good

I finished the piece I’ve been working on since December of last year, incorporating the different parts of baby gates and familial debris. The first two were done months ago and have been sitting in the attic. The last piece … Continue reading

Posted in children, collage, creativity, hoarding, wax | Tagged | Leave a comment

An Honest Rug

  I finished my rag rug. It’s a slightly different shape than it was originally intended and it took about eight months, but it looks and feels like what I was after. My false start back in January or so … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, culture, family, Mom, self care, sewing | Tagged | 3 Comments