I do miss keeping up with the blog; writing is one of those "blue flame" activities that keeps me balanced and content. (I know I probably don't need to elaborate on where that term comes from, but just suffice it to say that if you haven't read Jennifer Fulwiler's One Beautiful Dream, you should.)
Actually, when I do anything creative, that is when my blue flame burns the brightest. Just yesterday morning, I was puttering around in my basement, looking through my big plastic bins filled with fabric and sewing stuff to see what I had. One of the bins is filled with all kinds of antique goodies gifted to me over the years, along with some linen-and-lace pillow shams that belonged to my mother-in-law (and from which I have made christening dresses for my grandchildren in years past). I found one piece in particular that intrigued me--I'd forgotten I even had it, so it was a bit like Christmas morning when I rediscovered it yesterday.
Another activity that feeds my soul (lights my blue flame, tickles my fancy, revs my engine...you get the drift) is working on the ABC Book that I hope to finish for my grandchildren by Christmas. (Fingers crossed!)
The other day, I decided to tweak the cover a little. It's a minor change, but I like it much better. It used to be orange.
Not too long ago, I shared the Q pages in a post here at the blog. But I've added a small update to them. Here's how they look now.
I've also finished the I pages.
Not only do I like book covers that are Emerald-Isle green, but I also love Irish characters--so it's no surprise that they populate my two novels.
Well, that's about it from my neck of the woods. I hope that wherever you are, you're tending to your own blue flame. Our hearts all burn for different things and they're all good, as long as we're using the gifts and talents the Good Lord gave us in a way that brings honor to Him. Amen?
I'll be back soon (hopefully!) with more ABC Book pages.