On June 1, 2008 I wrote a post about the first Bow Tucks bag I made and included a tutorial for it. I had no idea how popular it would be. This past week someone linked the post and on Thursday it had 1,067 views. 791 people viewed it yesterday. Amazing. This is not the first time this post has been linked by someone with lots of views, but it’s a record.
I think more tutorials will be in the works for this year. But I really think it’s that cute ladybug fabric that really does it. To say nothing of the great pattern. I want to try out the mini.
That is, as soon as the D.Min. dissertation is completed. This is what it looks like in my living room right now. Note the highly neglected spinning wheel in the corner! I have never been able to work at a desk, so I’m writing from a chair in the living room with books, papers, and notecards spread all around. (Parsonage furniture, not mine, for those of you who know me.) Mishka is not happy because she has to compete with the books, etc. at my feet.
The dining room table (also not my furniture) has my “storyboard” with sheets of paper with chapter titles piled with notecards for each chapter. Probably not the best of organizing systems, but hey. Note my new tagine on the table, as neglected as the spinning wheel, alas!
As of last night I have completed 47 of the required minimum 75 pages for the draft. I think I’ll make it, but have a few more days of writing to squeeze in before my self-imposed deadline of January 25. Did I mention I hate trying to get footnotes and bibliography in the right format? The compete draft is due in Washington on February 1. It’s looking more and more like I might make it, but it’s still going to be a push.
I’ve been loving working on this degree, but I am looking forward to getting back to some sewing, painting, and other fun stuff like blogging.
Not that working on a Doctor of Ministry hasn’t been fun, but I’m just saying . . .