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Stitches and Stories

One of my storytelling friends runs a zoom get-together for needlework and crafts on Wednesday mornings and I joined it today. I haven't really been doing any crafting for a while, so I needed to find a project to work on. I know I have a needlepoint act I have barely started, but I have no idea where it is. While I was looking, I found a counted cross-stitch kit that looked appealing. It took me a while to figure out where it came from, but I realized from the price sticker on it that I had bought it in Bangkok in 2008. It's going to take me a long time, but I did make a good start. And there was plenty of interesting conversation while everyone worked on their projects, so it was worth the couple of hours.


The Grapevine, a monthly storytelling series was this evening. The featured tellers were Nancy Donovan and Valerie Tutson. I'd heard the first story (about an encounter with a fortuneteller) Nancy told before, but I never mind when it as good a story as this one was. Her second story, about protectiveness towards her mother, which included a couple of incidents in Paris, was also good. Valerie's first story built off a folk tale, with a connection to Langston Hughes and led to apartheid-era South Africa. Her second story was an extremely powerful one regarding an enslaved couple escaping to freedom. Overall, it was well worth my time. This entry was originally posted at https://fauxklore.dreamwidth.org/478795.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: crafts, holidailies, storytelling
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