The Winter Blues
I adore needlepoint, embroidery, crewel. I like using the colorful threads and beads and creating something with my own two hands. I know I'm neither fancy nor perfect, but I have a good time. I prefer to make something I can use; thus, the pillows and handbags.
This year, I finished two canvases and hand them sewn into pillows. See HERE. Aren't they gorgeous?
And you know what? That kind of down time helps with my creativity in other areas, like my writing.
Here's an excerpt from my upcoming short story collection, Man Theory and Other Stories, for winter reading:
Translated: Nothing intimate.
I'd said to myself, "Rats."
For work, we'd traveled to Colorado Springs to attend a workshop on web design innovations. After check-in, I'd joined him at the bridge crossing the lake to decide about lunch before the meetings commenced.
My six-one geek wearing rimless glasses, leaned against the railing, and stared into the sparkling blue waters of the high mountain lake, and the feathered fowl paddling by.
Have his feelings changed? I asked in disbelief, "R-really? A theory...about love?"
So do you do something crafty? Share with me!
When not involved in a project, Vicki Batman can be found playing bwahaha with her writing. Find her at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com OR at: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Man Theory and Other Stories will be available February 1 thru Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.