184-Wish You Were There-Connecticut Yankee
Today chapters 27 and 28!
Links for you–Sew a Where the Wild Things Are hat + pattern!, Tour Flickr group, CraftLit Group page, CraftLit FAN page (!), Austen/Colin Firth article (thank you Marla), Instructables Precision Pumpkin Carving (’tis the season), Donors Choose (for a friend in NY), we get on Casting Pod, checkout King Becky and her etsy store, prepping for NaNoWriMo (as though there isn’t enough going on).
I’m writing about a young friend of mine. His name is Aidan, he is 5-years-old, and he was just diagnosed with ALL (aidansmonsters.etsy.com, and he also has a blog that follows him through his journey, aidforaidan.wordpress.com (there is also a PayPal Donation button at his blog if people just want to give a few bucks.)) in September. His family is trying to raise money to help cover medical bills, and his aunt has set up an Etsy shop where she sells prints of his artwork (he LOVES to draw, mostly monsters). All of the money she makes from this goes to him. His shop is
Patti let us know that there are a bunch of kids who listen to books after school and knit. But, budgets being what they are, their program could be eliminated. Clorox is taking votes to see who gets funding. You can vote here (and get a coupon for Clorox too!)
I will be releasing video travelogues of our trip, one at a time, to the iPhone app then I’ll be posting them to a special page on this site the week after. Everyone will get to see them, and I emailed (again) to find out when the Blackberry and Droid apps will be out.
Lovely discussion, “Power of Two,” on creativity at Emory U with Emily and Don Saliers (Emily of Indigo Girls, Don of fabulous professorship).
Some future book thoughts from Nordie–“Vilette” (semi autobiographical story of what it’s like to be a governess more through need than want), “The Professor” is the story of a male tutor working in a girl’s school, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” (about a single mother who escapes her dissolute rake of her husband to live under an assumed name to protect her son…only to fall for the neighbour).
Don’t forget to pick up the Lewis Creek pattern (left sidebar link) then—Go forth and knit!
Writing-Your-Life Tutorial site is ready for you and yours. Send us your tired, your weak, your exhausted parents longing for someone to pick up the burden of helping their kids through essay after essay. (CraftLit listeners will find they have a discount.)
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