Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Velveteen Rabbit & Sock #1
Sunday one of my oldest & bestest friends got married. I have known her for 14 years, & introduced her to the groom 7 or 8 years ago. She asked me to do a reading at the wedding, & I was thrilled to do so. Public speaking is my thing, after all I was a theater arts goober for a zillion years. When she FINALLY gave me the passage I was to read, 2 days before the event, I was a little nervous. It was from the Velveteen Rabbit by, Margery Williams, the one & only children's book that I had never read. How could I possibly give this reading the powerful & emotional meaning it surely deserved without knowing the motivation of the characters? Told you I was a drama goober. I immediately fell in love with the passage, and now I want to read the whole book, and become a toy that longs to be Real.
Finished sock #1 of the first socks knit in actual sock weight yarn. Easy Peasy. Don't know what I was waiting for. I cannot wait to get the second one done & wear a pair of my very own handmade socks with shoes! woo hoo! But first I want to finish my felted slippers because it's been damned cold in these parts & we are saving money by not running the heater 24/7! My toes are frozen, just like the ice cream treat.
I am taking part in my first official secret pal exchange. I am very excited. I have been sending my pal e-cards to wish her a "great weekend" & a "happy Monday, have a good week". I have already sent a snail mail card, & have packed up her first package of goodies. I just love this kind of stuff.
typity typed by PuNk rAwK pUrL around 9:07 PM