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Brief updatery.

The cape I made for Foodie-Friend is done, after WAY too much pinning. Way way WAY too much pinning. I got frustrated enough that I forgot to take pictures, except for one rather boring one showing the pattern for the sleeves, which I had to tape together and which is longer than my large dining room table. I don't even have a picture of the finished project.

And it took way too long, so I'm behind on some of my scheduled writing.

And on garden work, though the rainiest October in
[I wasn't paying that much attention to the weatherman] also has affected that! I don't have nearly enough leaves on the roses; I should be able to gather some this weekend, when it is supposed to be done raining, but cold. Sigh. At least we don't have snow!

The sparkly serpent story is still mostly finished, but is now more than twice as long. It told me it needed additional scenes. So I may not get it done in time to submit it to the Action Adventure issue of Crossed Genres. Oh, well, I'd rather have a good story than a prompt one. However, Oh My Muse, please take note--both is good.

And since I have that goal, this is just a quick status post, so I can get back to writing.

And to finishing the artwork for another Torn World contest (for which I am, in part, using brushes bought with the prize from the first Torn World contest). (Going to the store with Dragon, who went to the Art Institute of Chicago, and having her explain the various uses of different brushes that I hadn't previously been using, was fun, and I meant to blog about it, but didn't get to it. Yet, anyway, though it would no longer be a current events post!)

This is also your official warning that I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year. My plan is to not allow that to delay Fireborn chapters, but it may well interfere with #fridayflash. Or it may simply determine what universe my Friday flash fiction is set in.

However, if there's something in your journal you want my comments on during November, please feel free to send a message or otherwise call my attention to it; I will likely be reading less so I can write more.


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Oct. 31st, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
Bummer that the cape ended up being difficult. I'm sure it was appreciated by Foodie Friend.

Good luck with NaNoWriMo. I've got a couple friends on my list who do it each year. If Fireborn is late or Friday Flash peters off for the month that's understandable!!

Not much going on in my side. I need to do a short update post. And I did create another blog over at Dreamwidth, maybe you can pop over and join it? It's a 2-fold thing. I want somewhere I can just concentrate on my garden posts as well as be a place I can put tips, ideas, info and suggestions for all levels of gardeners. But I also want another link to my shops in the hopes of having more places for search engines to link them to.

Here it is: Pinepigs_garden I've only got an intro type post in right now but will be putting one up soon about my tomatoes. I've got a lot of ideas about posts :)
Oct. 31st, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, hun!!! If I had known, I would have told you about masking tape! You can sew through it and pull it off after it is fitted. That must have been VERY frustrating.

Good luck with NANOWRIMO!!!!
Oct. 31st, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...would have used a LOT of tape that way. But it's a trick to remember!

See, usually I just line up the material as I go and hold it in alignment for those few crucial moments before it passes under the foot and the needle traps it that way. Or if fit is important, pin at the crucial points, and maybe every foot or two in between.
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