I have a really bad habit of floor filing. I’ve done this in almost every office job I had. It seems like if I put the papers and books on a shelf, I’d forget all about them. So I still floor file. Here is what is on my floor today.
In addition to my 30-minute read in the morning, I’m doing a bit of writing. I have this burning desire to write about my ancestors, but to also write some personal essays. So to help me with these goals, I’ve been reading a bit about writing. I’ve always loved to write on yellow legal pads. They give me so much space to write.
But I also have been reading fiction. This was the last book I finished that is all about women’s friendships and social media. In the book a lot of the social media posts are about how wonderful life is, when in reality their worlds are falling apart. It brought back a memory for me. Years ago, my boyfriend and I drove to New Harmony, Indiana to walk the labyrinth and enjoy the beautiful fall day. We argued all the way there, but when we took the pictures, we were all smiles. I remember even back then about how deceiving pictures can be. Anyway, it was a good read.
With the leaves falling, I love seeing all of them on the ground. Here are a couple shots from my hike yesterday at Audubon Park in Henderson Ky. It’s just a 20-minute drive from my house.
But I also wanted to show you what’s up higher – on my design wall. I grabbed some older fabrics I’ve printed and dyed to add with the ones I just finished. I’ll be moving them around for sure, but wanted to get them up to see how they would play together. Looking forward to cutting and sewing these puppies.
Today is voting day in the US. I’ll be glad when it’s over. I’m tired of all of the emails and television ads. If you are in the US I sure hope you voted. I have always voted, and I feel it’s so important for our democracy.
I saw this today, and thought it was appropriate.
I’ll be back with a new tutorial, and hopefully some progress on that design wall project.
What beautiful fall colors. And you bet I voted — weeks ago by mail.
Sherrie, Yes, the colors have been nice, but not as colorful as some years. We voted last week. I’m hoping all will be calm after this election.
Lynda, I’m with you – I voted, and did it in person as usual… something special about doing it that way, at least for me.
Your fabrics are great! Can’t wait to see what you do with them.
As for the floor filing, that wouldn’t work for me. I live with an inveterate clutter bug, and I’m always picking up after him, lol! But if it works for you, stick with it. And I do hope you pursue your writing – I’ve been in love with writing in so many phases of my life, that’s why I started blogging 15 years ago.
This post just made me SMILE – inside and out! I think one of the reasons I adore you and your blog/web posts are . . . I feel like I’m RIGHT THERE with you and you’re speaking only to me. Not sure how you do that . . . but I love it. Thanks for taking ***me*** and all others who follow you – along on these snippet journeys with you, dear Lynda!
OH . . . P.S. Is that leaf REALLY that BIG??? And I love your design wall fabrics – especially the red checkered print. How did you create that one, btw . . . some type of print process?
Hey Judy, I like to vote in person too. Last time we filled out a mail in ballot and took it in person to the election office!! But last week we voted in person. Yeah, it gets on my nerves from time-to -time, and I’ll make a nice stack but always on the floor!! Thanks about the writing. Yes, that’s why I love having a blog too.
Ann, you are way too sweet. Thanks for coming with me!!
Ann, Yes it’s really that big. That’s why I showed my shoes so you could see how large it was. The red (really orange) checkered print – I assume you are talking about the one hanging down on the right side, that is fabric from a thrift store skirt that I bought just for the fabric. It is cotton so it dyes beautifully. I only dyed those two pieces to test it, and it passed. So this will be the first time I’ll be using it.
THE LEAF . . . I just had to find out what it is, what tree name, etc. Looks to be a Paulownia tomentosa aka Princess Tree. More info here: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a888
According to hubby it’s a Tulip Poplar. Well, now we’re not sure but don’t think it’s that Princess Tree.
Check out Storyworth. My nephew gave it to me last Christmas and I love it. They send you a prompt every week and at the end of the year, you get a printed book. It’s great fun!
Paulette, Yes, I am familiar with that tool. Years ago I taught a class called “Telling Your Story” and one of my students continues to have contact with me. Last year she showed me her latest book which was one of those Storyworth books. It was great for her since she is the matriarch (she’s in her 90s) of her large family and for that book she had the grandkids pick out questions they wanted her to answer. Her other three books were stories with pictures like we talked about in class. That was such a sweet gift from you nephew. Unfortunately I have no children or nieces or nephews – I’m at the end of the line!!