Finally, I'm having a stretch of good luck! A couple weeks ago I happily won the new Rachel Maddow book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
...signed! The contest was sponsored by Maddowfans; myself and another lucky duck were chosen by creating a funny subtitle for the book. I wrote Drift: How Dick Cheney Got His Groove Back. So, add clever book subtitle maker to my list of things I can do!
After I found out I called C at work and she asked if they were going to use it on the book.
"No, it's published already."
"Well, she sure would sell a lot more with that subtitle."
"um...It's number one on the New York Times' Best Seller list...I think she's doing ok."
Later I called my mom AND she was appropriately excited for me! (Though, I suspect she wants to borrow it...hmm.)
Anyway, it's been a couple weeks and I think the whole Maddow book experience has inspired my new project quite accidentally.
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It's a patriotic owl bar mop towel! I've been kicking the idea awhile of "Owl Drink to That" but just in the last week I decided to silk-screen it and top stitch it to a bar mop (which is a beotch by the way). I pulled the red and blue fabric from the bottom of my fabric stash...not my typical color scheme. Once I pulled it together I was like, hey, Maddow is a mixologist, political wonk, and all around wise owl! Yay, it's cool when you use your noggin! (btw, someone almost immediately pinned it on Pinterest on a board called "to do"...thanks. good luck with that.)
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