When I began my pattern-collecting project, the first pattern I uploaded to my '365: Chasing Patterns' Flickr set was that of the All Saints dress which James bought me for my birthday. A dress which I wasn't allowed to wear until the day itself, which waas Sunday. While the weather may not have initially seemed to lend itself to wearing a fine cotton, floaty frock, the addition of a long sleeve T-shirt, a cardigan, some thick tights, legwarmers and chunky boots kept the hypothermia away. And while I may be officially another year older, I hope I'm never too old to feel the need to do this:I was so pleased with the response I've had to my pattern chasing idea I decided to set up a Chasing Patterns Flickr group so anyone with a Flickr membership can join in and share their patterns ... which includes you. You absolutely do not have to join in with my mad 365 target - you're simply welcome to add any photos of interesting patterns at any time.
I've uploaded 7 more patterns this week - several of which are directly connected to my birthday. I didn't originally plan to have seasonal patterns or themes in my uploads, but as I need to reach the 365 goal, it seems sensible to photograph and collect patterns as and when they occur.
In other news:
- I have a Banana Frog blog 'Project of the Day' coming up on Thursday;
- Gauche Alchemy are hosting a kit naming contest and giveaway [and also have some new kits due out soooooon].
- My 'Copy + Paste' co-blogger Kirsty Neale featured on the list of best diaries and calendars for 2010 on The Guardian newspaper website. [An event which caused me a great, great, deal of excitement and pride!].
- I've jsut booked tickets for 'an evening with' David Sedaris in March, in London [which, despite being a long way to travel, for the man who wrote one of my all time favourite opening lines, it's so worth it!].
Right then, I'm off to get warm and to eat something and I'll leave you with the line in question [which I liked so much I actually scrapped it!]:
:D"I was on the front porch drowning a mouse in a bucket
when this van pulled up, which was strange."