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May 24, 2009

A little update

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 2:37 pm

So what have I been doing since my last “real”  post?  Let’s see.

I have worked on my story a little.  Yeah the word count is pitiful but I’ve figured out the hero re-design which is more important to me right now than word count.  I’ll be back in story later tonight. 

I pulled some old book out to donate to the library for their annual sale.  Here’s hoping I come home with less than I donated, I mean yes it’s a good cause (the operating fund of the library) but still, I’m trying to REDUCE clutter these days.  I still hope to read a couple more books before the sale, but doubtful now that they’ll make it out of the house for this year’s sale.  The good news is, the library takes these donations all year long so the week after the June 11th sale I can start taking books back over there. 

I’ve been sewing a lot these past couple weeks.  I’ve also bought a couple patterns that have really sparked that creativity and will help me chew up my stash.  See, like I said, I’m trying to reduce clutter and well, that includes the piles of fabric.  I’d like to not have books and fabric and yarn (wait I’m getting there) stacked up around and in the way.  I have also found a knitting pattern that should help me use the baby stash of fancy sock yarn I bought last year.  Now, before you suggest I knit socks here’s the rub, I don’t wear socks unless I have to.  Which means in the winter, with my boots.  The rest of the year I’m either barefoot or running around in my slippers. 

It feels good to be moving along on that front.  Of course nothing is finished to a usable state, but I’m getting there. 

Now the only other thing on my mind is the weather.  We seem to have virtually skipped Spring and are flirting with Summer.  I don’t like that much.  I need that slow warm up to get used to the heat.  I don’t like the heat much, or should I say I don’t like the humidity much.  Which doesn’t explain my overwhelming desire to move to DC but then again I’ve never claimed sanity.  Hell I’m a writer/crafter that pretty much guarantees me a permanent crazy.

So  I’ve checked in and I promise to do so a little more often.  Maybe if I do I’ll stop contemplating writing that fan letter I keep composing in my head.


  1. Fan letter? Hmmm … I won’t ask. 🙂

    You should never live in Colorado … we very rarely get Spring around here, and we’re lucky to get a Fall. Usually we just have Winter and Summer. But it’s better than Arizona, where my cousin has reported four straight 100 degree days already!

    About the odd scraps of yarn — I know you’re not so much a crocheter as you are a knitter, but I saw a show when I was sick and could do nothing but watch public television all day, where a lady used her odd scraps to make simple granny squares, always keeping the last row the same color of dark brown and then whipped stitched them all together to make a beautiful afghan. I’m going to start doing that with my scraps that I’ve collected over the years.

    Here’s the link to the pattern:

    I’m thinking of using a deep midnight blue instead of the brown … I don’t know.

    Comment by Kim — May 25, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

  2. I like the granny square pattern and I do crochet, I seem to go in cycles with knitting and crocheting. As it is right now I have a large crocheted ripple afghan that’s about half finished and will probably stay that way until it gets cold again (hopefully months and months from now) since I don’t really see sitting in 80+ degree weather with an afghan on my lap. Your idea does sound really nice though.

    So the fan letter, you won’t ask because you don’t want to get involved (again) or you think I’m being silly? Or both?

    Yeah, I like having all four seasons, even if they are abbreivated. Actually part of what’s attractive about DC is the shorter Winter, unfortunately they make up for it by having a longer/warmer summer.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — May 25, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  3. Let me rephrase that … I won’t ask, but I don’t mind you telling if you feel like it. I’m merely trying to respect your privacy. And I don’t think you’re silly.

    I think the granny squares are a good way to make an afghan in the summertime, because you don’t have to sit there with a big afghan on your lap once it starts getting big. You can do the individual squares in the hot weather, then attach them all together when it gets cold.

    Comment by kimberlyfoley — May 25, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

  4. OMG–I just cleaned out two huge tubs of fabric–kept about 1/3, sent 1/3 to my mom (she’s a quilter) and tossed the rest. I hear ya on the reducing clutter. Hard to do when you’re a book lover, thought.

    Comment by Pamela Cayne — May 29, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

  5. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have the library to give all my read/never to be read again books to. I made a large donation of fabric to a local nursing home right after I moved into this house 2 years ago. For me I’ve learned it’s easier to give away things when you are giving them to something more tangible than just Goodwill. Still breaks my heart a little knowing I had to just toss a box full of sewing patterns because no one would take them.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — May 29, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

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