I write. I quilt. I cook. I take photographs. What else is there?
Monday, August 9, 2010
Design Wall Monday
Well, my guests are gone. What a wonderful time! We laughed, we ate, we wrote, we laughed, we watched movies, we read, we laughed, we ate, we laughed and laughed and laughed. Truly great friends!
I was able to get another chapter to my new mystery story I'm writing. I have yet to see if it will be a novel or just a novella or novellette. One thing's for certain, it won't be the short story I wanted it to be. This one is a straight mystery with the hero as a Game Warden. Deep in the woods of upper Maine, he finds a body. Never in his wildest nightmares could he have guessed where the trail of clues would lead him.
Er, I just wish I knew where it would lead him. Sometimes it's like that when writing. The character grabs you and when you thought you'd zag left, the character has you going right instead. That happened in Chapter Two, when it became apparent that the local cop and my Game Warden hate each other. What's going to happen now is anyone's guess. But it's been fun writing it!
I lost some fabric in my house somewhere. After searching for almost two weeks, I gave up. I know that the quickest way to find something is to go buy more. So, that's what I did. I bought just enough to finish the initial project, knowing I wouldn't mind having extra since it's one of my favorites. Sure enough, the very next day, I was making up the spare beds for our guests and there the missing fabric was, neatly folded inside one of the sheets. TaDaaah! I hate losing things! Oh, did I mention I bought more fabrics while I was shopping?
I also recently found out a good friend of mine is pregnant. Mind you, she IS a good friend, but because of our jobs and time restrictions, we only talk on the phone anymore. Anway, she's pregnant...due in a month. ???!!! I gave her some good natured chaffing over not telling me (I'd heard it from someone else actually), and then started on a baby quilt. It's Winnie-the-Pooh. So that's what's on my Design Wall for the week: finishing it. Her colors are sage, brown and white with a touch of gold and a touch of pink. The baby shower is the 14th. I won't be able to make it there, but maybe I can send along the quilt.
That's about it for me today. Joanne, have a great time in Italy!!! Be safe, but be daring.