What I’m up to

October 12, 2021 @ 11:28 am | Filed under: ,

yellow rain books on a front porch overlooking a Portland neighborhood

Reading: Gathering Moss (still, slowly, with lots of marginalia); Black Birds in the Sky, Brandy Colbert’s chilling account of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Reading aloud: The Whisper of Glocken by Carol Kendall—only a few chapters to go, and I’ll miss it when it’s over.

Listening to: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (audiobook). Am listening to these all out of order, whatever comes into Overdrive first. Excellent company during evening stitching time.

Watching: The Morning Show, season 2, with Scott; Tiny World with the kids

Learning about: saeksilnubi (a traditional Korean quilting art) and Roam Research (an incredibly useful notekeeping/mind-mapping tool). Also some basic Korean as I work to translate pattern instructions.

Remembering: Rilla in 2009:

3yo asks, in a knowing way, “Mom, what do you like?”
Of course I say, “I like YOU.”
She looks perplexed: “I thought you liked chocolate!”

Noticing: leaves starting to go yellow all over the neighborhood; the last tomatoes splitting on the vine; a downy woodpecker at the suet feeder

Feeling: mildly feverish and very achy (got my Pfizer booster yesterday)

Stitching: too many things all at once. A saeksilnubi panel for a small crossbody bag. Several handstitched drawstring bags to give as presents. A secret embroidery project. Another secret embroidery project.

Writing: A novel outline; a Brave Writer Dart on Katherine Applegate’s Wishtree.


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  1. Annie says:

    I love these updates and the idea of secret embroidery projects, as if you’ve put clues to a generational family mystery or the Templar treasure in the stitching.