Spinning Yarns… into Knots

After all this time, I still need to reference the framework for plotting a novel. I have a tendency to ramble (if you hadn’t noticed.)

Recently, I’ve been enthralled with mysteries. I’ve got so much to learn, such a long way to go! Every advance in learning ignites belief that I’ve finally “got it.” Then reality kicks my butt and I write myself into another corner… until I learn the next bit, and I’m on my way again.

For the past month, I’ve had a back problem. Anyone who has suffered from pulled muscle and bulgy disc will feel very sorry for me. Much time has been spent in a recliner instead of in the garden. More time has been spent making lists and using Pinterest to plot and plan my next home renovation, than to enact it, but eventually, I had to make my hands busy. Mornings are spent on the keyboard, working on the next novel. (A mystery series coming your way.) But afternoons are filled with spinning a different sort of yarn, something I can do from the relative misery of my new recliner.

Scout, helping with the macrame lampshade project.

It began with a “how-to” kit on macrame wall hangings. I’ve had to order three more skeins of cord and now I’m finishing up a lampshade cover. All of these bits will eventually find a home with my daughter and her soon-to-be husband! (In just twenty-two days we get a son-in-law!)

My first macrame projects!

I’m not sure macrame has a place in my home. Maybe in the form of a hammock? Possibly. I like things that serve a purpose, and I think I could make good use of a hammock… with my back. Whew.

The macrame lamp shade (untrimmed) on its floor lamp.

Published by Sophia South

I am an author/illustrator of southern gothic, cozy mystery, and sweet romance. When I'm not creating characters, I'm building worlds, both literally and, er, literally. Check out my blog and my books and you'll see what I mean.

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