Witness Marks & Stuff

  1. TFW you have to collaborate with a know it all who doesn’t know it all.  Whew!  It’s hard work, that.  Thank goodness that I also get to partner with some folks who don’t know it all, or at least don’t pretend to, on a regular basis.  The smartest people I know are the ones who ask questions instead of making up answers.
  2. Witness marks.  Still working on that piece for next week’s conference.  I’m thinking it will become a series because the whole idea of witness marks is too big for 30 minutes.
  3. Ikagi.  It’s the new hygge, and I’m about to get up on it!


It’s been a long week!  Happy Little Friday Eve!

It’s Okay

You don’t need concealer, you just need to be.

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Via Advanced Style.  Click the image for the whole video.  Wonderful!

Forgot How

I had this thought this morning:  “I’m supposed to be stressed out about something, but I can’t remember what it is.”  Seriously?

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It’s one thing to pour some gasoline on a problem (but buy that pin anyway – click the image for the link) and make it worse.  It’s another thing to be worried that you can’t remember what problem you should be worried about!

I’m taking advantage of the beautiful day to practice unworrying during lunchtime yoga. There’s a noon class at the art museum in town, which is a great idea — breath, flow, beauty.  And it’s free.  I expect it’ll be just the thing.

About Damned Time

In keeping with this week’s theme of nothing going as planned, I figured I’d make weekend plans that probably won’t get done either, but it’s fun to dream!  Thanks, BrooklynTweed!

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This weekend, I write the decks.  Next weekend, though …. it’s on!  Happy Friday!

On Leadership

This was an interesting view for the day — 100% not knitting, dog, family, food or sewing-related.  It’s a short little video, but one that I wish I’d seen a few gigs ago.

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I once left a job (one that was terrible for a HOST of reasons) where I did just that — asked to be copied on every missive that went back and forth between our account, creative and production teams.  The intent was right — not to undermine, but to support.  The outcome?  Not so much.  And, you don’t get to decide which test (intent vs. outcome) the team uses to evaluate your effectiveness.

It’s definitely difficult to let go.  I struggle every week when I’m working on a show or have patterns out for testers, or doing a team writing project for Make.Do.  It will inevitably become too much and I’ll end up tired and sick and mean.  That’s the worst. I’m fortunate now to have people who wrest things from my hands and won’t let me do them.  They force me to trust them, and it usually works out just fine.

I’m getting ready for a big sale this weekend, and a couple of November events that are really important to me (and my landlord!  Rent is too high!), and I have turned over the logistics to people who I know in my head will do it better than I.  I think it hurts my feelings little to acknowledge that they can, but it makes my heart glad that they can.

I’m still crossing my fingers, though!  One step at a time.



Tracee Ellis Ross says that’s the hashtag she’d use to describe herself.  After watching this, I agree.  She is amazing, too.

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Thought for Little Friday

The week behind was kind of rough, and the coming week looks to be no less cumbersome.  I don’t know about you, but I could use some encouraging thoughts.  Imagine my delight when I saw this in my feed today:

And all at once,summer collapsedinto fall.

I’ve just ordered her book to bring with me on next week’s travels.  I think it should be terrific company!  Happy Little Friday!

A little bit

An airplane hat (as in started on the plane, finished at the hotel.  That’s all I’ve got this gloomy Monday.  Looking forward to a slow walk with Russell Jenkins and Peanutbutter, a bike ride, some catching up with work emails and a couple hours of knitting to reintroduce myself to a regular work-week!  Happy Monday!

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