I’ve been teaching a class for OIRW about deep point of view during November. We’re now nearing the end of the class and I’m going over excerpts from participants’ works in progress as part of the class. One of the things that has come up in going over the excerpts is how to best handle memories in fictional writing, so I thought I’d talk a little bit about that for this blog post.
Though I really should not start anything new I happened upon the Scrap Dance Waltz – Quilt Along over at From My Carolina Home and just cannot pass it up. Cutting instructions are given for both the scrappy version above and a red/green Christmas colored version.
We all experience and express gratitude in different ways. Some of us pray and thank God for our blessings. Some of us share what we’re thankful for with others. Some of us post a daily list of what we’re grateful for on Facebook. Some of us write in gratitude journals. I believe that all of these are wonderful ways to express gratitude…and I use many of them myself.
Fall is my favorite time of the year…but creatively it’s an odd space for me. It’s a time of the year when I am both finishing up 2016 projects and looking forward to a bright, shiny new year with all the twinkle and glitter associated with new projects to begin.
I’ve compiled a list of over 200 sites that sell machine embroidery designs. I’m still adding to the list, so be sure to check the list for your favorite sites that sell embroidery. If I’ve missed them please leave a comment on this post and I’ll add them. Be sure to bookmark this page. You will want to come back again and again.
After learning about the magic of brining and using it on thicker, drier cuts of pork with great success, I thought I’d give it a whirl with rump roast since it was on sale this week and I really am a fan of beef.
It has been a busy weekend, finishing things up for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. With the weather getting cold and Christmas fast approaching it seemed like the perfect time to buckle down and finish things up.
Yellow Highlighter Classes are designed to offer authors at every level hands on help perfecting and strengthening their manuscripts. Unlike other classes, Yellow Highlighter Classes are hands on and work with each participant’s own manuscript, strengthening the manuscripts weak points and fixing problem points.
Something shifted a few weeks ago when I made my first pieced backing for the bright swirls quilt. Buying fabric for backings and making the backings suddenly became as much fun as making the tops…and since then I’ve been making fairly swift progress through the big bin in the storage room that holds all the projects that are waiting to be quilted. The bright scrappy stars quilt which I blogged about when I was piecing it and layering it several months ago has finally been completed!
These are the first 39 of the 200 items that I pledged to send to Pine Ridge at the start of the 2016. A while back, mid-year, I began to wonder whether I’d be able to send 200 handcrafted things…and the whole 200 may not be handmade, but the majority will be. I’ve got quite a few more hats to send, quite a few crayon rolls finished and more ready to sew. I’ve also got crocheted wash cloths and some purchased dolls, some homemade doll clothes and a couple of quilts and another baby blanket that I think will go there because they are needed there.