Sunday, September 26, 2010:
I have enjoyed my weekend very much. In about 2006 I started writing a book, or trying to. I have started writing a couple of books, all going nowhere. But this one seems to be possible. So when I was having my coffee Saturday morning, I thought about it and realized a solution to one of my problems. Since I can't work on the book constantly, when I do start back to work, I can't remember what I have written, so I have to start at the beginning and then, by the time I get to where I need to write more, time is up or I'm tired. So, now I am going through the book, editing a little as I go but most importantly I am making an outline of the major and some minor details of each chapter. That way, when I start to work again, if it is much later, I can just read my outline and start from where I ended.
Writing a book is one thing I have always wanted to do but have never accomplished. I'm surely not doing it to become wealthy, not even to be published really (although that would be a wonderful surprise!). I just want to do it and hopefully it will happen.
I worked a lot on my #3 LH Curves rug. I should be able to finish it this week. I've wrapped the edges. It is so colorful. I will post a picture when I finish. Also, I made a visit to the fabric store and bought several yards of various blue fabrics. I thought about buying old bed sheets or other items from yard sales or bargain stores and dying them different colors. I have never dyed fabric, so this would be something I need to learn how to do. It would make my rugs fit in the "green" craze to today! Maybe I could cut all the cloth in strips and dye them different colors. I'll have to give this some more thought though. I sure like hooking all the colors of fabric I buy.
One other thing I have started is handwriting letters. I don't know if you read my earlier post about the "nothing and now" - but I decided it would be a good thing to do. I love the old ways of doing things, pottery, hand quilting, rug hooking, and now even letter writing. So far I have only written to my three children, but it will give them something they can keep, read in the future and even pass down. It takes a little effort to get started but, just do it, I said, and I did. I may even start sending birthday letters.
It is finally raining - a nice slow but heavy rainfall. The bushes and trees are smiling even in the moonlight.