Lindsay James


I am a reader, a lover of movies, listene rof music, cross stitcher and sometimes writer nearing my late-twenties.
ome of my favourite reading materials include A Song of Ice and Fire and Harry Potter and some fantasy fiction. I also like the odd graphic novel. I love dramatic films, as well as the odd romantic comedy. I prefer alternative and Indie music. My main hobby is cross stitching, something I started in summer 2011. I find it relaxing and satisfying. I also love taking in the culture of the city I live in, generally just enjoying what it has to offer; be it the parks or the little shops that can be found in the downtown area.

I live with my fiance and our two beautiful kitties. The kitties are excellent “help” when it comes to stitching…

This blog is a place for me to share my works in progress and completed cross stitch projects as well as some reflections on life in general.


  • Pin Cushions and Reflections

    Originally a stitching blog turned all around hobby blog where I share everything from cross stitching projects, to gardening attempts and photography endeavours. Oh, and a little bit of reading too!


  • A New Name

    I’ve been going on for ages about how big changes are coming for this blog and that it is to be totally revamped. If you have followed, you will have noticed... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Anyone Up for a Board Game?

    Anyone Board Game?

    We have been able to cross the purchase of a board game off the 30 Before 30 list. This was a very exciting early birthday gift. Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • First New Food

    First Food

    Valentine’s Day weekend was an eventful weekend for the 30 Before 30 list. I was able to cross a few things off.  Trying a new food was one of those things. Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Got Our Tickets!


    On February 13th, Jay was able to get his hands on tickets to Forest City Comicon 2015.  As a result, we are on our way to completing number ONE on my 30... Read more

    Posted on 27 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Catching Up: Doctor Who

    Catching Doctor

    This past week I finally started watching season 8 of Doctor Who. I know it started in August and it has been done for a while, but for some reason I have a... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Fangirl Moment – First of 2015!

    Fangirl Moment First 2015!

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Jay and I always do a little something for it; it’s never anything big, but always a nice little something. This year he... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Reading All of the Books!

    To move forward with the 30 before 30 project, I realized that there are a number of things that I need to do and put in place to really make it happen. One of... Read more

    Posted on 11 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • 30 Before 30

    In light of my approaching 29th birthday, I have noticed a few things cropping up around the internet that I hadn’t paid attention to previously. Read more

    Posted on 02 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Ramblings of a Non-News Follower…

    I couldn’t think of a whole lot to write about this week in regards to my usual blogging topics. Except…then I remembered I am trying to blog about more things... Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Revisiting Bird of Hope

    Revisiting Bird Hope

    It’s been over a year since I stopped to take a look at it.This past year I have had very little motivation to cross stitch even though I have missed doing it.... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Year of Firsts and Learning

    The new year brings many things for many people: fresh starts for some, and new plans and goals for others. Some of the take the form of the “New Year’s... Read more

    Posted on 12 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • The New Year Begins with a Bang

    Hello 2015,You haven’t gotten off to too bad of a start this year. At least I’m not complaining about it yet!Already, things have been quite busy. This past wee... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • The End of the Year

    Almost two months without a post here. Life. It happens. And it happens fast.The end of 2014 isn’t too far off, only a few days away, It’s been quite the year. Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Visit with Dad

    Visit with

    It has been a few weeks already, but at the end of September my dad flew in from out west for the first time in a couple years for an extra long weekend visit. Read more

    Posted on 17 October 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Jupiter and Venus Before the Sunrise

    Jupiter Venus Before Sunrise

    So yesterday morning was a pretty neat experience… Quite a beautiful sight as well. I had read on Sunday night before bed that Jupiter and Venus will be the... Read more

    Posted on 19 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tea at Eldon House

    Eldon House

    A week ago Jay and I did something we have never done before and we are so glad that we did. We had afternoon tea at Eldon House, a local historic landmark and... Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Featherbone Place

    Featherbone Place

    Over the weekend we did a little bit of adventuring and it was quite enjoyable. It wasn’t adventuring of a photographic nature as most of our adventures have... Read more

    Posted on 25 July 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Thriving Garden

    Thriving Garden

    The garden was planted this year, albeit a little late, same as it has been the past two years with some minor changes. Things didn’t get planted until early... Read more

    Posted on 08 July 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Learning More Behind the Camera

    Learning More Behind Camera

    Yesterday was a great learning experience with my camera. We went to a cemetery nearby and I basically went to town taking photos – intriguing headstones,... Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Change Coming… It Isn’t the End.

    You may have noticed that over the last several months I have been posting very infrequently. Over those several months a lot has been happening, and I have bee... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2014 GARDENING, HOME