Well, here I am again. Older and wiser. Loved these technologies so much I stopped and learned a few new tricks, made some major tweaks and find myself ready to start rolling this ball again.

I say tweaks with humor because what I really did was change everything! Now I am only about five years behind everyone else. So stayed tune will we kick in a few walls, repack some of the potholes around here and get busy again. As I recall I needed to add a lace design for you to try on the blog over at Google, and I planned to reload my samplar from the History of Decorated Fabrics. Keep visiting I have some really exciting things in store, video demonstrations, little projects, and some really pretty new designs.

Keep Stitching a Lot. June 4, 2018

Today I wanted to share some of my interests with you. The playlist below was inspired by a book I read. It's a bunch of fun finding music to go with a book.

I am a desperate reader. I read everything. I have looked up the ingredients in the bathroom cleaner.

So here I am one day, sitting in my chair completely hammered with the drivel on television. And literally with tears of boredom rolling down my cheeks I open my faithful iPad to find a new author, hopefully one with thirty or so books. I have read every book by every relatively famous author dead or alive. And for pity sakes what do I find on the best seller list? Vampires!

Oh joy. Me and vampires. The only thing I inherited from my mother is a dread of blood. I can't even look at bruises.

But as I said I was DESPERATE. So, I think I'll just skip all the gory parts. The author kind of gets her hooks in me though with a little blurb about getting the chance "to walk in your boots." There you go, I like boots!

So I start reading this book, skeptically. And what happens, this big pushy, really gorgeous vampire starts harassing the main character. A very nice young woman, who volunteers and is funny and level headed.

Well, I have got nothing better to do than go vacuum the living room so I keep reading. Wouldn't you know it, this vampire would like to get to know the woman, now it's getting kind of compelling.

I definitely don't like him. But the author had words and ideas that got me thinking about my prejudices. She really turned my head. She took me from loathing to really caring for the man.

That is never a small thing. Never.

Turns out the man is really a simple person just like most of us. He has his burdens to bear and just wants to be loved by the woman. Simple Man by Bad Company is magic just like this guy. And his doom and gloom is like the Rolling Stones' Doom and Gloom, hard driven and mesmerizing.

The guy can dance! Watch Justin Timberlake's video True Blood. I want to learn his moves. WoW!

The character in the book lives in a mansion with a bunch of his friends like the video of Royals by Lordes. It's sweet, it's crazy, it gets a little bloody, it's life. Sometimes things are over the edge for him just like the ninja scene in the video You Make Me by Avicii.

"He is more than you know, more than you see, he is not invisible" like the lyrics in U2's Invisible. The woman he loves thinks he's got a wonderful baritone voice like Bray Wyatt in WWE: Live in Fear.

And I don't care what anyone says, no one has music that sounds as good as on my iPad or iPhone! Listen to Family Tree by Kings of Leon for some really fine guitars and drumming. Nice closeups too of the guitars on the video. I really like this group, saw them at the iTunes Festival one summer. Oh My!

The book is Eternal Lover by J R Ward.

Enjoy and stitch a lot more.