I said, "I thought I made a little hand-pieced, hand-quilted 1-inch scrap quilt."
It's a 22-inch square.
Whatever it is, it was a lot of fun to do.
NaNo starts tonight. Is anyone joining me?
|Photo by Joanna Orpia|
There were five outside my office window yesterday. They were sitting on flowers and drying their wings. I would have taken a pic, but I didn't want to disturb them."Look! It's a monarch butterfly."
"Knitting is like life. You have a choice of the materials you use and you choose how to put them together. You can easily start again if it's not going the way you want.I can tell NaNo is almost here. I'm starting to turn away from my tech writer habits of conciseness and brevity and I'm getting wordy. I'm also not editing anything, so please forgive any typos and crappy grammar. NaNo begins on Tuesday and I've already met a nice person on the NaNo boards.
I guess that's one of the greatest things that I found to be true for me. My life became so much happier, I felt freer, and I felt wiser when I figured out that I couldn't blame my childhood for my grown-up issues. I realized that any old issues were in the past and I was in the future. What happens in my adult life is my responsibility, it's not due to someone else's garbage from a long time ago.
I was genuinely surprised when I looked at the house where I grew up. I felt nothing but curiosity to see how it looked. I am happy for the people that live there now because it looks so well maintained.
I enjoyed the visit, but I'm glad that I can return to now. I like now even with all of its challenges. And ultimately, I like the person I've become. Even, or because of, the split and slipped stitches that make me who I am."
"Ignorance is bliss," she said, as she plowed through her second reading of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking."I hope you have a fun day.
"Here, let me help you carry that. With two of us it will seem much lighter."Two sentences today, but I needed to finish the thought.
"Grab my hand, Sister, and we'll rise together through the darkness."Yipes, this blip sucks. It'll probably look like War and Peace about the second week of NaNo.
"For the sweet love of everything that is holy, put down my peanut butter and jelly sandwich!"I didn't know peanut butter and jelly sandwiches meant that much to me.
"Each morning she would read the last page she'd written the day before and then fold it into an origami crane."I hope you have a great Saturday.
"Despite having wings, she was still afraid to fly."For once, I know where this thought came from...
"Camel spit in his face did not help him enjoy his touristy visit to the Valley of the Kings."Camel spit? Camel spit? Why was my brain thinking about camel spit?
"Before he knew it, the train had whooshed by, taking his hat along for the ride."
"Although most people would probably agree he looked like a Pekinese, he had always fancied himself a Doberman Pinscher."
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