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Nobody Keeps This Crafty Bird Down


 In the last 24 hours I have:

* made many, many looms for this weekend’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair

* recorded and edited a podcast with an awesome artist and cook

* signed my very long name 200 times on the limited edition paper doll prints Rebecca Green and I collaborated on. (Check back for details tomorrow!)

* interviewed a woman who does fun holiday crafts for my soon-to-be-ending newspaper column (It’s true, I’ve been terminated in the wake of the newspaper reorganization effective midnight Feb. 1. 2012.)

* been singing this chorus from a ChumbaWamba song in my head:

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You’re never going to keep me down

Right now I’m looking forward to taking a break after this weekend’s show and hatching a plan to continue writing my weekly column online. I’m also eager to schedule a lap swim to try out my new snowman print training suit which sets the table for some ridiculous fun.

In then end, things are going to be just fine and Crafty Bird will be back up in the nest in no time. Believe it. :  )

 

 

 

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Comment from Bonney
Time: December 1, 2011, 4:36 pm

Any chance there’s a special loom there for me?

Comment from April
Time: December 1, 2011, 11:05 pm

Oh no! I’m sorry ant your column. :( Pretty soon there won’t be anything left to read in the paper! Ugh. Prayers as you decide what to do next.

And thanks for getting that song in my head. It was in there a couple weeks ago and you’ve replanted the earwig!

Comment from jennifer
Time: December 2, 2011, 12:49 am

Thanks, April. On the bright side this frees me up to start a local chapter of Messy Hair Anonymous. I already have a photo selected for my membership badge. You know the one. : )
http://craftsanity.com/2010/08/artprize-quilt-production-proves-to-be-hair-raising-experience/

Comment from DianeP
Time: December 2, 2011, 9:55 am

Yes, I know that ChumbaWumba song very well – I sang it over and over the year my Mom passed away, I lost my job (after 26 years) and my hair fell out.

I still believe everything happens for the best. Found a new job, got a wig, joined a quilt guild and made a new life alone after my Dad passed away.

It may be hard to believe right now, but Faith WILL get you through this to a new, better world. You have so much talent and goodness, you are sure to succeed at whatever you choose!

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