Wednesday, Dec 16

Would you believe–I set up a SEWING MACHINE? It’s true. I can prove it, if necessary. It took me a lot of instruction-book study just to figure out how to wind the bobbin (I haven’t used a sewing machine, for the most part, since Home Ec class, back in 1966!) Mary Ann helped me thread the needle, and I was off and running. Am I planning to start making my own clothes?

Perish the thought. 🙂

(I may be in danger of quilting, though. The colors and textures of today’s fabrics are SO tempting.)

I’m experimenting with various mixed-media backgrounds for art projects, and one of them involves applying tissue and other lovely thin things to fabric, with matte medium. Random stitching on top, preferably with metallic thread, fills me with joy. I love metallic things–for example, the stunning bracelet I received from my wonderful, fabulous publishers, Harlequin books)–threads and foils and glitters. If it shines, I like it!

Most of my Christmas stuff is done. I’m off to California soon, to see Wendy and Jeremy. We’re going to Disneyland to enjoy the lights and create even more special memories together. Lunching with my mom on Saturday–I don’t see her nearly often enough, so I’m really looking forward to that.

Today? Planning “Austin”, for sure. Doing a little art work. Maybe even playing a few slot machines.

With a wild cowgirl like me, you just never know.

Which is why you ought to keep reading this blog. 🙂 You don’t want to miss anything, do you???

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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