Sorry Writing Week

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I’ve hardly written at all this week. The plot is moving faster than I’d like, and I’m trying to find a way to slow down. I had decided to go ahead and write it this way and fix it in revisions, then I got a revision letter yesterday from Samhain, so I’ll be working on that starting this weekend. I only have about 30 more pages to revise on Queen, and Trish sent me her notes on Road Signs, so part of my block may be because I’m overwhelmed. Not to mention trouble with Problem Child and I didn’t realize THIS was the end of the six weeks (I thought it was next week) and TAKS in…6 days.

I do feel creative. I bought fabric to make some capris, and fabric to cover my MIL’s ottoman. I haven’t made the capris, but did the ottoman last night.

Here’s before:


Up close–lovely fabric 🙂


After: I once saw a couch with this fabric and wanted it, but my mom convinced me it was too busy.
Works as an accent, though.


It goes with my green wall and yellow couches, too. Next up, pillows with the leftover fabric. I think
I can get three out of the rest of the fabric.



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer Shirk
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 13:48:33

    LOVE it! Wow, I wish I could do someting like that!


  2. MJFredrick
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 14:58:11

    Jennifer, really, it wasn't hard. The secret in sewing and stuff like this is to pick a striking fabric. I have tons of skirts I get compliments on that are only two pieces sewn together, just because I pick pretty fabric.I will say the first thing my dh said to me this AM was that I need to start making them to sell. Um, sure, honey, in my FREE TIME!


  3. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Apr 18, 2010 @ 15:03:58

    Yeah, Mary, that's what you talented people ALWAYS say. It's not about the fabric. It's about placement and folding and tucking and fastening and I can never do anything that well! I covered the chairs in our dining room and was very pleased with myself, but the fabric wasn't tight enough on half the chairs and wrinkles. *sigh*Just accept that you're talented! 🙂


  4. MJFredrick
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 19:36:06

    Thanks, Natalie, but there are wrinkles. Not bad for a first effort, but I spent almost a week visualizing it.


  5. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:21:09

    Well, it looks great to me!


  6. MJFredrick
    Apr 25, 2010 @ 14:51:13

    Thanks! I didn't mean to sound ungracious 🙂


  7. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Apr 25, 2010 @ 14:56:55

    You didn't! 🙂


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