About

Welcome! Wilkom!

Welcome to my little blog! I use it as a place to write, share thoughts and pictures, and remind myself of all the happy things in life. Previously, I lived in Portland, Oregon and sewed a lot of my own clothes.

In August 2011 my husband and I made the move to Amsterdam where he is studying and I am eating a lot of french fries and gouda.

I love bicycling, cooking, learning, traveling, seeing new things, and creating, and I’m thrilled to be able to do all these in a new corner of the world.

You can check out my Etsy shop, Needle and Compass, for hand-embroidered maps.

Thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and communication welcome. I would like to be friends.

Things I like, places I’ve been, and dreams I have:

I like…good cheese. A mustardy yellow sort of color. Stop-motion animation.  Wearing boots. Wearing hats. Stories. Making things. Gummy worms.

My favorite places are… San Francisco, California. Moab, Utah. Carhenge, Nebraska. Prague, Czech Republic. Cinque Terra, Italy. The Oregon Coast. The Rocky Mountains. Portland, Oregon. And, of course, Amsterdam.

I dream of… owning goats to make my own cheese. Living around the world and riding my bike everywhere. Becoming an expert on something. Speaking five languages. Writing a book. Sewing more of my clothes.

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. I’ve given you a blogging award. Congrats. Click the following link to learn more. http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/blogging-awards-bountiful/

  2. Jenny Trozell said:

    I lived in Amsterdam 6 years, great place, I miss it sometimes :-) Nice to read your blog!

  3. Love your blog. I also have a passion for stitching, traveling, and maps.

  4. I love the header for your blog and the blog itself! I look forward to reading more.

  5. Hey, it’s your lucky day! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! I see I’ve given you some awards before … congrats, keep up the great work!
    http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/fourth-times-a-charm-the-versatile-blogger-award/#more-3421

  6. Oh I’ve also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats! :) http://wp.me/p2cqTL-iC

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