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Llamas Are Comfy, Chuck Norris Defeats Feminists, and Germs are Your Friend

Sewing on the floor, peddling the machine with my knees ;p  I've realized that I share a lot of my thoughts, but I share little of my life. I don't know if this is a bad thing or not, but I still want to change it. So, if all goes well, starting now the last post of every month will be highlights from my last few weeks of life. It will probably be mostly pictures. Maybe some thoughts, too ;p And anything else that I think it relevant to my recent life. KNITTING:  I had a custom order for two hats. I really enjoyed knitting again, as I haven't done it in awhile. SEWING:  One of my best friends found this gorgeous llama flannel, and so we both decided to buy a bunch and make ourselves something! My friend loves sewing so she finished her project (a skirt) awhile ago. I have a linen dress I ABSOLUTELY love, so I used that dress as a basic pattern, made some changes, and sewed this dress up in a Sunday afternoon. It's very warm and comfortable,

My Quilt: A Year of Spare Moments Stitched Together

For those of you that follow me on Instagram and Facebook , you may know that I've been working on a King sized quilt, completely by hand. For those of you that don't know (and even those of you that do know) , you may be asking, "Are you crazy? Why would you be doing something like that?" Sometimes I feel crazy. But not long enough to give up this amazing project. When I was younger I used to do a ton of embroidery, sewing, and knitting. One day, when I was about twelve, I had this amazing idea to combine all my skills into a single quilt. I'd make it for my hope chest. It would have embroidered blocks, hand knitted lace, and floral patterns. There was this sewing machine shop I used to love because I sorta won a really nice sewing machine for them (sorta, because I didn't actually win the first drawing, but they did another drawing and I won that one!). I told the lady that owned the shop about my idea for a quilt and she gave me a pattern for

KISSING and The Fading Art of How To Research

The other day I was thinking about how it was sad that some people don't like to think or have opinions. As if having an opinion about something is bad. You see, I love to spend my days developing opinions about all sorts of things while I work. It's fun to think. And it's fun to stretch your thoughts in new directions. But on this particular day, I was pitying all of those that don't like having opinions. I really pity those who say things like, "I don't really have an opinion." And say it as if they really  don't have an opinion. Like I said, I was spending my time pitying them. Until I started thinking about how impossible it had to be to not have an opinion about something. "Surely, there's something that everyone has an opinion on?"  And then it dawned on me what that something was—kissing!  Everyone has an opinion about kissing. And if you tell me you don't, I'll be convinced that you are lying to m

Relationships Are Not Fairy Tales

I have always loved fairy tales. But not for the reason most seem to like them. I have always thought the fairy tale cliches of love at first sight, dreams do come true, and being saved from a hard life by a handsome Prince were stupid. "But isn't that what fairy tales are all about? A magical way to dream of true love?" No. I like real  fairy tales because I see them a stories full of virtue and lessons. I don't see a story fascinating when it's about a girl falling in love because she finds her heart unable to beat steady because she just saw wind whip over a rugged face and deep blue eyes. To me, that's not a real fairy tale, but something that Disney has made us think is the real deal. To me a fairy tale is synonymous for a moral tale — a short story about people learning lesson in a radical, shocking way often with a touch of fantasy to thrill us as we learn something valuable. Often where one would expect magic there will be gruesome horror.

Something EXCITING Coming SOON + A Sneak Peek of Said Excitement

I'm starting another serial, y'all, and I'm super excited about it, too!  After I finished the Lawrence Children , I asked you all what you wanted to read next. Most of you said, "Please write Narnia eight!!!!!"  And I did just that.  I hoped to have the story up by January. But as you all know, stories take time to write, and that time is often longer than desired. But I did write it, and it's twelve installments long, and if I do say so myself, I quite like what happens to Susan ;D I decided to hire an editor so the story will be in the best condition possible.  So that means Susan's story won't be ready for all you dear people until March.  I'll be posting the same as before, an installment every first Monday of the month.  But I'll also be testing out the waters of Wattpad and posting there every month, too. Don't worry, blogging friends get first reads. I'll be posting on Wattpad the first Wednesday foll