Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My June Update

Another month, another calendar page. Can I just take a second to say how sad I am to see these summer months flying by? I feel like I’m watching a movie where the calendar pages are literally flying off the wall like there’s a tornado nearby or something.

June was a very different month from May, writing-wise. For one thing, I started teaching again so I don’t have any more full writing days. Sigh. I also took a break from working on my WIP so that beta readers could read it. That has been a nice break, but it also meant I didn’t have the same writing goals I usually have. Instead, I  researched my next project, wrote 10,000 words on a first draft, did some beta reading for a good friend, and enjoyed lots of reading time. J

Maybe I wasn't as insanely productive this month as I was in May, but that's still a lot of stickers! 

I’m back to the grindstone in July. Plenty more revisions in my future...and hopefully plenty of stickers too!

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Crafty Post

I don't know if this post should officially fit under the "writing" theme, but I'd consider it to be tangential at least. It's supporting my writing--literally.

I made a new pillow for my writing chair and it turned out so cute that I had to share it!

I added little ribbons and details to sort of make the fabric look like book bindings.
It's a "bookshelf" quilt pattern and I LOVE it.  :)

Each strip of fabric is supposed to represent a different book on a shelf (if that wasn't clear). My real bookshelf isn't nearly this floral or pink, but maybe I need to start buying books based on those criteria.

I would totally make an entire quilt if I had the time, but that's clearly not happening for awhile. The pillow was a pretty quick project (less than a week) and I couldn't think of a more perfect pillow for me.  :)

It fits right in, right?!  ;)

 I may need to start making a bunch more for the rest of the house!