Well, it’s been a while… Okay, more than a while. It’s been ages.
What have I been doing all this time?
Well, I’m in my final semester of my master’s program. Which means that I’ve been furiously working on my Literature Thesis, due in a month. I’m writing on chores and domestic images in Young Adult literature, which should be fun, but as it is something that I HAVE to do rather than something that I’m doing for fun, working up the motivation to write is a bit like pulling molars out.
I have also been teaching a couple freshman English classes–which means trying to force a little bit of writing ability into young minds that have never read a book in their lives (at least post-Dr. Suess)…
I have also been working at the grocery store part time, which means that when I would rather be reading or knitting, I am instead dealing with frustrated customers whose melons were bad.
But I have managed to get a few projects done in the meantime…
Like these hand-sewn, hand-embroidered handkerchiefs.
And these hand-sewn coasters.
And this delicious focaccia bread.
And this fun little tree-stump pencil holder.
And of course, more socks. But more on that later.