Monday, December 1, 2008

On the first day...

Oh, what an interesting day I had. I was called in for (Grand). Jury. Duty.
Very surreal experience, but most enjoyable...Now a detour, but not really...
Since the summer, I have been creating these little story maps. I am working on two short stories, both have to do with the link between animal-human behavior and environment. Well, after today, I now have the third story for my trilogy! I'm very excited. I read a lot while I was in the juror room, which was huge and quite comfy. Mostly, I listened. I also took lots of notes and made some lists while being all-around fascinated.
Speaking of animal behavior, here is one of my favorite owlies. The local flower shop owner gave him to me after I had finished interviewing him for my thesis paper. "Stapleton" is posing with the swatch portrait I made for Cub's Nana over the weekend.
And here are a couple of simple ornaments I sewed. The one on the right will go to Cub's cousin. It's made from a very long piece of Michael Miller fabric I bought myself right after Cub was born. I had high-hopes for making her a super-long alphabet garland. I'm finally ready to start cutting it up, but I think these will make sweet gifts. I put a little dab of cinnamon oil on a cotton ball and placed it in the center of the polyfil stuffing, so it smells like gingerbread.
I'm going to try to post something I've made (or am in the process of making) for the holidays each day. I'm so thankful for a place to share!


J for Jendetta said...

love the elf one!! missed you today! will catch up soon. friday is our date day!

Jojo said...

You will LOVE serving on a Grand Jury. I served about 4 years ago and while it was a huge time commitment, it was an amazing experience.

The felt ornament is wonderful! I love the color and the rick-rack!