Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Both of my children came running to the kitchen this morning to ask me who won the election last night. I showed my daughter the front page of The Clarion Ledger, and her smile joined mine. I stayed up until the end to watch the speeches and savor the hopefulness and cried again this morning when I heard snippets of the speech on NPR for the second time. This is the first election since my daughter was born in 1999 about which I have been able to rejoice.

The coaster was made last Friday (the day after that wonderful day of creativity and inspiration written about below) in anticipation of yesterday and beyond. It is from Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules-Sewing book. I only made the one so far, and it is less than perfect. I am a novice sewer, but I'm loving some projects that I've done so far with Amy's philosophy that all does not have to be perfect. Thank you! I made this little blanket last Friday, too, without any pattern whatsoever-- just my measuring tape and an idea in my mind. The sewing machine is the Janome Hello Kitty model that I bought my crafty daughter.

How nice to have my afternoon tea with my little "message on a coaster" and ponder the events of the last 24 hours on this 5th day of November 2008. I think I should make a commemorative set. On the next ones, I can write "Yes We Can," and "Change."

1 comment:

Sarah Campbell said...

It is wonderful to finally feel hopeful again. My oldest son is 13 and I remember being about his age when Ronald Reagan was elected president. I was devastated -- I remember my Dad telling me that all was not lost -- that our country vested power in the Congress and the courts in order to temper presidential power. I know electing Barack Obama president is not the end of our struggle for peace and justice, but it does feel like the beginning of something good.
It's great to see you blogging, Julie. I look forward to your crafts, photographs, and words.