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After Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, I am now in Ann Arbor, Michigan where later today I will give a lecture at the University.  For the most part this has been an uneventful  trip, made pleasant by good people in each city. One unnerving moment when I got an email from my oil company in Maine telling me that my furnace may have gone off and my pipes may have frozen.....but it turned out not to be the case. Whew.

Now, another concern, which i will pass along, though i suspect readers of this blog are adults rather than children.

This morning I received an email (through my website) from a boy who had received a message, an email, puportedly from me. He had astutely perceived, from the wording and a mis-spelling, that it was not. But someone has created a g-mail address with my name in it and had contacted him (so I am assuming other kids as well) inviting him to a "party."

I've contacted the police and am waiting for a call back from the detective who handles computer fraud. In the meantime I can only hope that other young people who received this email will recognize it as a fake and won't respond to what could potentially be dangerous.

For all the benefits that computers provide for us......there is a whole new set of problems.

And also: Massachusetts is expecting a snowstorm!  Not fair!

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Melissa Monday, 29 November 1999

It sounds to me like you need to spend more time wandering around yarn shops. :-)

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Stephanie Beck Monday, 29 November 1999

Beautiful needlework! I'm a knitter and can appreciate the love of yarn and colors.
Today my kindergartener brought one of your books home. I loved your books when I was in school and seeing the book was a wonderful reminder of all the really great children's and YA books I adored.
Thanks for writing some of the books that give me some of my most treasured memories of reading :)
Stephanie Beck

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Sarah Guenther Monday, 29 November 1999

I've always coveted, but never purchased, the entire set of Prismacolor markers that artists use. I have no real need for them but I just love them.

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Lois Monday, 29 November 1999

Yes! Me too!

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Jennifer Monday, 29 November 1999

My mother sewed when I was growing up, and I enjoyed going with her to the fabric stores. Not only were the spools of thread pretty, but so were the spools of ribbon and bolts of fabric.
There was a time where I would purchase small amounts of pretty fabrics and fold them attractively in a basket...just to admire.

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Clay Monday, 29 November 1999

It is interesting that you should have used the color red and shades of red... hmmm. My class and I are reading The Giver and entranced by the story you wove, thank you. Spring truly is a time of renewal for color, even here in the Midwest.

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Sharon Mayhew Monday, 29 November 1999

Did you do the pillow without a guide? It's lovely! I've done one piece of tapestry. You are right it takes a lot of time, but the end product is worth the effort.
I'm so pleased that I found your blog. I'm an aspiring author, currently a published writer. I've admired your work for a long time. Numbers in the Stars touched my heart. One of my wips is set in WWII.

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Lois Monday, 29 November 1999

Yes, just attached a Georgia O'Keeffe postcard with a paper clip to the fabric and kept lookig at it and trying match the colors. Fun. But time-consuming.

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Jill Monday, 29 November 1999

I could completely relate to your comment about being "entranced by the gradations of color". I feel the same way. Today I was out shopping with my husband to buy new sheets and I just had to pause to look at the towels. He asked if we needed new towels, too, and I replied that I was just enjoying the colors. I then came home to comment on this post to let you know that I thought of your post while strolling through the linens today. I normally just read and enjoy without commenting but this post struck a chord with me.

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Holly Rabalais Monday, 29 November 1999

I'm glad to know I'm not along (and in such good company) in my color attraction! When I was in middle school, I spent my allowance on embroidery thread, which I finally used to make friendship bracelets. More recently, I've been guilty of buying scrapbook papers, not because I intend to do any crafting, but because the colors are just pretty. I'm drawn to reds.

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