For the last two years, August 16, 2011 has been on my mind. In a few hours, this epic date will arrive and I will relinquish my thesis to the USF MFA faculty. And you know what? I couldn't feel better about handing this puppy over.
TADA! All boxed up and ready to go!
In honor of this momentous occasion, I have decided to unveil my other masterpiece. I've been working on this 7-color ripple stitch blanket for, well, almost as long as my thesis. (This blanket is BIG. Like, two-people-snuggled-up-in-an-armchair big.) The two feel very interconnected to me. When I lost steam with writing, I turned to my other, crafty outlet for some clarity and quiet. Despite the totally different types of discipline and brain activity these projects required, they both called upon a level of dedication that I'm proud to say I now possess.
Crazy snuggly. Bring it on, winter!
Tomorrow night, I'll join some of my very best friends in celebrating our new book-length creations, and we will all read from our work at Lone Mountain. And then? Well... on to the next adventure.