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April 29th, 2017

tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 07:55 am
I always feel a little bad when a note from ff.net tells me that someone has subscribed/followed one of my stories. Particularly the ones from old fandoms - Merlin, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, and so forth.

I'm glad that you liked the story enough to want to see more, but...yeah, nope. Sorry. You'll be waiting a LONG time for that...
tielan: (AVG - maria2)
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 10:52 am
When my cousin T died, her widower asked her friends to come by and, if we weren't weirded out by it, to take any of her clothing that took our fancy before he sorted it out and gave it away to charity.

I wasn't weirded out - T was always beautifully put together, and for me wearing her clothing is a reminder of her style and her bright and bubbly personality - as well as her encouragement to me to push my limits in style. (I was pretty conservative in style until I hit about 30 and basically went IDGAF and wear more or less whatever I like.) So I took a couple of dresses that were not quite in my style, some jewellery, and a coat that was in a style that I particularly liked.

Today, T's widower is remarrying. A good woman, from what I can see, and trusting A's judgement of good character, and T was canvassing for a new wife for A as soon as she knew she was terminal. (I don't know if N was ever on T's radar, but they were friends at some point in the past.)

I guess what I'm wondering is whether it would be appropriate to wear "T's coat" to A and N's wedding today.

tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 10:58 pm
I wore the coat. Almost nobody noticed - there were about 300 people at the wedding, and the 'reception' was an afternoon tea with snacks. Plus, it was warm enough that I could take the coat off an hang it off my arm.

So we're good.

I gave them a quilt.

the summer meadow )

I also left them a note saying if they didn't like it, they were welcome to give it away to someone who did. I don't mind if people don't like the quilts I give them, but I should much rather the quilt be given away and used by someone than stuck in a closet because it's not to the recipient's tastes.

I'll probably keep sending them notes; I stopped writing to A about November last year. I didn't really know what to say or how to say it. But I'll write a few more letters this year - I have the notepaper and pens and inks and wax and seals - so that will be good. And maybe provide the opportunity for me to get to know N a bit better while keeping in contact with A.