Why Her Hands, My Hands? It all started with this, a lovely essay written by my daughter back when she was just 15 years old (and it still brings tears to my eyes every time I read it).
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For the longest time I have shied away from even thinking about having my own blog. I believe I made statements similar to, “Over my dead body!” on the topic.
Obviously, as I’m typing, I’m not dead–and so the unthinkable did happen.
This blog, as I start it, is mostly meant as a catch all for things that interest me.
There will be posts for knitting or crafting projects–not only things I make for my Etsy store but items sold directly via word of mouth, email requests, etc. Perhaps, if I ever become confident and proficient enough with camera and software (and conceited enough about what I make), there could be tutorials for crafty things.
And of course, opinion pieces and ponderings and ramblings on everything and anything that catches my eye.
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For book reviews dated prior to January 2012, my main source is Karen Scott’s blog–many of those reviews were cross-posted to a couple other places shortly after their original publication, but again, her blog would be the original source. I will note, in my book reviews page, those occasions where the review was posted elsewhere first.
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January 2015: Upon some reflection, I am also re-posting here all the opinion pieces, etc. that I originally published at Karen’s between February 2008 and mid-September 2014–though the comment threads, which are invaluable, remain there.
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March 25th 2015: For context, see Jessica Tripler’s ReadReactReview interview from November 2009.