Posted By admin on August 16, 2013
A whole week went by? I haven’t been a slacker, but I may have forgotten to blog.
I’ve taken a class on working with wool–in a quilting sort of fashion. Can you tell I’m new to this craft? I don’t even know what to call it, but this is a photo of the class project. I’m finishing on my own, but I’ve joined the local quilting guild, so I’m hoping to learn to quilt. At long last.
I’ve signed up for an all-day class next month that’s supposed to result in a quilt top. Guessing the total newbie shouldn’t be so sanguine about making that happen in one day, but I’ve ordered fat quarters in an autumnal theme, and I need to pick up border and binding material, and off I go. I’m so new, I couldn’t choose 8 fat quarters of dark and another 8 of light that I thought would match, so I picked up a bundle. Surely they’ll all match!
I’ve also been writing like a woman with something to say. Some friends and I are proposing a holiday anthology to Harlequin Heartwarming, and we’ve been putting the pieces together. (That kind of quilting I understand!) I have the synopsis and about three versions of the story’s first scene. Today, my plan is to take Alphie out to the pool and just bust through to the end of a first scene that works.
That worked for me yesterday, when I took a day to work on a new(ish) project. I’m taking a class on writing a cozy mystery. I love cozies. They’re like sitting by a fire with a hot mug of cocoa and a kitty in my lap. I’ve always wanted to write one, but I doubted my plotting skills. The truth is, I’m not a bad plotter. I have more issues with self-confidence, actually, so I’m taking the class to arm myself with knowledge, and I’m writing. After about four tries at a first cozy chapter, Alphie and I wrestled one to the ground!
Do you notice the towel between Alphie and me? Yesterday was a little chilly. If only the water would cool down as well. I love swimming when a coming storm ruffles the water and cools the air on my shoulders. So pleasurable!