Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sometimes you just have to embrace non-productivity.

When it became clear to me that I wasn't likely to accomplish much sewing today, I decided that a change of scenery would probably help. I decided to go downtown and visit the library. I had a book to return, and I had an email telling me that some books I had requested were ready for me to pick up.

The weather was beautiful. Sunny and hot, but not oppressively hot. I managed to catch busses that were not full of shrieking teenagers on their way home from school, and the drunk guy who wanted to strike up a conversation and/or relationship noticed that I was reading, aplologized, and left me alone. Bus adventures don't get much better than that.

I've been reading everything by Sara Douglass that I can get my hands on, lately. The hold shelf at the library had 3 of her books that I had requested, including the next book in the series I've been reading. (Pilgrim, which is book 5 in the Wayfarer Redemption series.) The only thing that could have been better would have been to have Crusader waiting for me too.

I checked out my books, then wandered around the library for a little while, just enjoying the quiet. Then I decided to go treat myself to coffee, since there is a nice little french bakery/coffee shop right in the same building. While I was there, I saw that they had Bacon and Lentil soup. I decided that I had to have it for lunch, and it was delicious. I love lentils, and I love bacon, and together they are even better.

By the time I got home, I was feeling quite a bit more productive, and managed to get a good amount of ironing done. That should help a lot when I get ready to start sewing tomorrow. Ironing can be really soothing, but it can also feel rather daunting when I just want to get going on a project, and all the fabric has to be ironed first.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Apparently I am a business now.

I just told the state of Tennessee that I am a business. It was actually disturbingly easy to do--I think that I have dealt with more complicated forms in some online checkout processes. I also have an etsy store, business cards, business thank you cards, and matching return address labels, which obviously makes me an even more official business. I suppose now all I need to do is sell something.

I have some embroidered silk tarot bags and a cute growth chart that I have already posted on my etsy store. I have some towel bibs that are ready to be posted, as soon as I find the time to go through the posting process.

I have been working on some other projects that may eventually end up in my etsy store, if they don't get sold while I'm at Nashville Pagan Pride Day, where I will have a booth. Pagan Pride Day is Saturday, September 13, 2008, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Woodmont Blvd.

I've been working on several interesting projects for my booth. Most recently I have been working on some kitchen towels embroidered with goddesses. I plan to do some more kitchen towels with fun things like pentacles and celtic knotwork designs. I have a whole slew of tarot bags in various states of completion. I've been working on some bookmarks and goddess keychains, too. I have an astrological wallhanging completed, and I'm working on a sample custom astrological chart wallhanging. I'm really excited to see that one come together. Since I don't actually know what I'm doing with this whole blogging thing, I am not going to attempt to post pictures tonight. I will figure that out in the near future, though, I swear!

I can't complain about my productivity today. Not only am I a business now, but I am apparently a blogger, too.