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Strolling through the blogs at the Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki over at 2 bags full this weekend, I’m realizing how writing is connected to so many other Crafts.

Photo © Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley Golden Orb Spider silk on the loom. The design is a traditional Madagascar style, lamba Akotifahana.

I weave words together to create a story.

Sometimes it feels like… quilting….  I have all these disparate bits and pieces… small scraps of thoughts and ideas and character voices and I lay them all out and find the most pleasing pattern and then… I stitch them together to make something warm and comforting.

I sculpt the draft.

I thread word after word into a beautiful creation – like beads on a necklace.

Some days it feels like hammering metal.

Other days, it’s like making a lovely nest of yarn.

Hmmm.  I like that.