Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Hi! Welcome to my site. This serves as the new home for Beth’s Crafty Things and Small Travels and Musings. For years I managed both blogs separately, but disliked how they separated areas of my life. I also felt like I didn’t have a place to write about topics that didn’t fit in with traveling or crafting. Here, I hope to merge my writings into one place.

Beth’s Crafty Things began as a place to share recipes; sewing, knitting and crocheting projects and patterns; and photos from our garden. Anything home-related can be found there. You can follow posts related to this blog by clicking on the tab and clicking the “RSS for this section” link.

You can do the same for Small Travels and Musings. This blog has posts from many of the places we’ve traveled in the past several years. It’s a great place to find things to do in Southwest Virginia and other areas we’ve visited. There’s tons of information on parks, museums, shops and restaurants.

You can follow all posts, including general posts I’ll write that won’t be listed in either of the two blogs. You can do that by clicking the “Subscribe to RSS” link at the top of each page. You can also sign up for email by clicking the “Follow” button on the right hand side of the screen.

A bit about me: I’m a former newspaper journalist. My writings and photos were published in The Gazette (Galax, Va.) and News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) under the byline E.A. Seagraves. A photo was supposedly picked up and published in the Washington Post, but I never actually saw it in print.

I left in 2011 to pursue courses in premedical studies.  Though I’ve taken a new path, I’m still passionate about news. As a fellow blogger and journalist once told me: “Once a journalist, always a journalist.” Now I’m a medical student, class of 2018. My medical interests are broad and include primary care, immunology and neuroimmunology, women’s health, and geriatrics. I’ve enjoyed my new adventure so far and am looking forward to what lies ahead.

Want to know more? Shoot me an email.

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