Books,  creative capers

Some Stitchy Fun…

Some of you who hang out on Facebook saw a little hand drawn piece I was working on earlier in the week. It was drawn to look like it had been embroidered:

I’m so excited to show you what it was for. I’ve enjoyed Ginny’s Yarn Along for a while, but I’ve never been a competent enough knitter to really participate. I’m always reading something, but I just couldn’t get a knitting project going! I am a much better sewist (when I can actually dig the sewing machine out from under the paint pots, that is), so I was delighted when Elizabeth told me she was starting needle and thREAD.  The idea is the same, but the project is different. Share a short description of a sewing project you are working on and the book you’re reading. (And actually, it’s not just sewing- embroidery, crewelwork- anything that involves pulling a needle through fabric.)

I’m bending the rules ever-so-slightly today, as my stitching was digital. I made the logo! So here it is, in my favorite color. (There are three others over here if you’d like a different one!)

needle and thREAD

I just finished re-reading Caring for Words In A Culture of Lies by Marylin Chandler McIntire. I picked this up a few years ago and read it, and was revisiting the ideas- she talks about how as Christians, and as writers (or anyone who moves within the public space with words: bloggers, poets, journalists, etc.), we have a calling to speak truth, and to safeguard it- to carefully choose how we are stewarding this gift of language. A good, good read. I can’t wait to get started on L.L. Barkat’s Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity and Writing next. And since I’ve been up to my ears in digital stitches, I haven’t had a chance to take a picture of either of them, so here’s their lovely Amazon shots.


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