Welcome to Self Preservation. My name is Sheena and I like to make things.

My making activities are primarily limited to food and woolen garments, but I hope to branch out to sewing sometime soon. This blog is my attempt to share with people what I make and to get myself writing on a regular basis. I love to write and I love to read good blogs written by people who share my interests. Stop in and say hello! I’d love to make your acquaintance.

Feel free to contact me at selfpreservationblog [at] gmail [dot] com.


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  1. Hi Sheena, Just finished reading all your articles and you really do like to make things! Your knitting is great…love the sock. I started knitting when I was about 12 years old, simple things like scarves and then when I was in my 20’s, I started knitting with great zeal. I subscribed to Vogue knitting and proceeded to make all sorts of sweaters, some for other people (they paid for the wool) and alot of sweaters for my then boyfriend (husband now). Infact, I had this job that I did not like and I sat in a cubicle that had very high walls and during the day I would knit…very relazing:) When my boys were born, I knit cute little sweaters for them and of course, I still have them with the hopes that their offspring may want to wear them too. Then, for some reason, I stopped knitting. I guess life got busy and since none of my guys liked wearing heavy clothes, there was no need to knit. I still have all my needles, instructions, gadgets and even wool. So who knows, maybe one day I will start again.
    What I did end up doing was start needlepointing (not sure if that is a verb or not?). It was one of those activities that I could set aside and come back to whenever I was ready to resume. I had all my creations framed and still have them hanging on the wall, that was almost 20 years ago! Again, life got busy and now I have a shelf in the closet full of needlework patterns waiting to be started.
    Finally, your food looks amazing!!! When I married my husband, I started learning how to cook Indian (he is East Indian) and my go to book then and now is by Julie Sahni. Very basic recipes, easy instructions, and great results. I love Indian food, the fresher, the better. My only problem is that I although I can cook, I am not always interested in cooking. In my family, I eat to live, while the guys live to eat.

    • I’ve heard great things about Julie Sahni! Between her and Sanjeev Kapoor, I think I’ll never need to go to an Indian restaurant every again!

      And, thanks for stopping by! Your kind words mean a lot to me. 🙂

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