Monday, August 15, 2011

FIN!

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. 








15 comments:

♥ Nadine said...

Yay! Congrats on that!! You must be beyond relieved... Let the celebration begin!

Feel hugged. xoxo.

Bucho said...

kid, the next two nights are gonna be a super dope time. i'm stoked to get to hear everyone read from their final projects. congrats to ya!

Katie said...

If I haven't told you how awesome you are lately, now seems to be a great time! I'm so proud of you! Congratulations, my love!

Erika Lee Sears said...

WOOOHOOO! It turned out fantastic- perfect blanket for late fall and winter. :)

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

that feel amazing to have it boxed up!
and your blanket looks wonderful. i've yet to complete a rug/blanket!

Kyla said...

Wow, congrats on finishing your thesis!! That's a big accomplishment :) ...as is the blanket, it looks great!

punkychewster said...

Congrats!!! i would never know what it was like to write a thesis and don't intend to do so, so you have my utmost RESPECT! xoxo

elledoubleyouu said...

Congratulations!!! Two very worthy accomplishments! :)

♥ LW

Sarah O'Holla said...

Yay you did it! Congratulations!

Danielle said...

YAY! Congrats girl! That is a huge accomplishment. I love your blanket as well - looks so warm and inviting :) Have fun celebrating; you deserve it!

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HazelandMare said...

Wow, that is such an amazing accomplishment!!! You are a superstar! You should be very proud of defeating the thesis and blanket dragons and emerging victorious! I am proud of you! :)

Meghan said...

You're so amazing! I can't wait to read it! Also, possibly snuggle with you.

Black Crystals said...

That's wonderful congrats!! And your blanket is gorgeous! :)

april@gingerbread said...

thank you so much for linking up! I hope to see you next week!
xoxo