Authors With Humor

When the famous children's novelist Gary Paulsen wrote "Harris and Me", I think he had the right idea in terms of "mindful design". He wrote with a purpose. He wrote with the reader in mind. He wrote to ensure I'd laugh my fanny off.

Reading about Harris and "me" fighting the pigs had to be the best single moment of reading... So vivid. So illustrative. So right-on!

Thank you Gary for writing something worth reading... and thank you to my husband who encouraged me to read it.

Amy Butler does it right

Sure, there are fabrics available at your Jo-Ann or Hobby Lobby...  then there are Amy Butler's textile designs. Wow, does she do it right. I stopped into a locally owned shop right her in Madison, Wisconsin, Stitcher's Crossing on Mineral Point and was just amazed by her stuff... and a lot of the modern-friendly designer fabrics throughout the store. Amy's AUGUST FIELDS line is a refreshing... baby blues, a whole gamut of greens, rich brown and of course rusty-orange.

Thanks for Amy Butler, I will no longer visit Jo-Ann's house-of-fabric crap.

Check out her fabric lines, products and a zillion inspirational photographs.

Happy crafting.