Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tuesday Tidbits: NEW YEAR—NEW HAIR—NEW MASKS


With the new year, I decided to cut my long hair for a new do. When I say “I decided to cut”, I do mean I cut my hair. That might terrify some, but I grew up in a beauty salon. My mom was a hairdresser—or beautician back in the day. I remember rolling around the shop on the front-desk stool at age four or five.
 


I have been cutting my bangs since I went off to college nearly four decades ago. Well, maybe that’s not quite accurate, but I don’t count the botch job I did on my bangs age at six or seven. At college, my regular hairdresser (Mom) was two hours away, so I would cut my own bangs. It’s not too difficult to do. I started cutting my husband’s hair while in college as well, before we were married. I also cut many other college students’ hair who asked me to. I continued to cut my husband’s hair to the military requirement and then cut all of children’s hair.
 


This time, when I decided to cut my own hair, I knew I wanted to do more than trim up my bangs. I wanted to take significant length off the back. Cutting the back of one’s own hair is tricky at best and foolish at worst. Since I wasn’t going super short, this tricky fool figured she’d give it a try. If it turned out terrible, I could always pull it back in clips or headbands until it grew out again.
 


One of the reason I wanted it shorter was because it was getting in the way even when I had it braided down my back. It would get caught under my elbow when trying to get up, escape over my shoulder into whatever liquid was before me, and even got singed on a hot burner.
 


I wanted it shorter and with a few layers in front to avoid these tragedies.
 

I accomplished my goal!

The four sections I cut measured nearly 14 inches to 16 inches. I plan to donate them to Lock of Love.
 


I’m pleased with the way it turned out. I can curl it or let it be natural.



Time for new masks.

Since Christmas is over, I wanted some less-holiday face masks but still wintery. I also wanted to try a little different style for one.
 


The first is the same style as the Christmas ones I made, but I added small darts at the nose and chin.


For the next one, I wanted to try something a little different. I’ve seen people with masks that are a tube.


The one on the left is a child’s one I cut part of the back out of so it wouldn’t be so tight. The other is an adult one. (I got them both at the Dollar Tree at different times.) I wondered if I could simulate that style with a sock mask.
A cut here and a cut there . . .
 


Yay! It worked.

 

Instead of the ear slits at the sides, I cut slits at the top and bottom to go over my head and around my neck. Now, I can have it around my neck and pull it up over my mouth and nose when I go into a store and pull it back down when I return to my car. Easy on and off. I did put in a nose dart. The sides on my cheeks stuck out, so I put in darts there as well.

For my third one, I took the cutoff foot of one sock, removed the toe portion, cut it into a mask, and sewed a nose dart. I took the toe piece, cut out a heart, and hand stitched that on. I purposely used uneven stitches for interest and character. I love it!
 


I’m all set for the next couple of months. I can change them and wash them often.

Come spring, I hope to find some flowery socks or ones with fairies. Perhaps I might have another idea. I’ll just have to wait and see.
=0)

Now All 3 QUILTING CIRCLE Books are Available in Audio, as well as Kindle and paperback!

Book 1: THE WIDOW’S PLIGHT

A single mother steps out of the shadows of abuse and into the sunshine. But will a secret clouding her past cost her the man she loves?

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Book 2: THE DAUGHTER’S PREDICAMENT (Placed 2nd in the Selah Awards)

As Isabelle’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams. Can a patient love win her heart? Or will a forced marriage be the end of her romantic dreams?

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/fMWDBA4NFeo

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Book 3: THE DAMSEL'S INTENT 

Can Nicole learn to be enough of a lady to snag the handsome rancher? Nicole Waterby heads down the mountain to fetch herself a husband, not realizing women don’t wear trousers or carry a gun. She has a lot to learn. 

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/fqqq60WVZGk

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Book 4: THE DÉBUTANTE’S SECRET releases August 2021

When a fancy French lady steps off the train and into Deputy Montana’s arms, his simple life might not be enough anymore.

#ChristianRomance #HistoricalRomance #Romance


MARY DAVIS is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. Her latest release is THE DAMSEL’S INTENT (The Quilting Circle Book 3). The Quilting Circle Book 4, The Dèbutante's Secret, will release August of 2021. Some of her other recent titles include; "Holly and Ivy" in A Bouquet of Brides CollectionCourting Her Amish HeartThe Widow’s PlightCourting Her Secret Heart , “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in The MISSAdventure Brides Collection , and Courting Her Prodigal Heart . 2019 titles include The Daughter's Predicament and "Bygones" in Thimbles and Threads. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.
Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-six years and one cat. She has three adult children and three incredibly adorable grandchildren. Find her online at:

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tuesday Tidbits: 2021 WRITING GOALS

It’s time for me to set my 2021 goals. I won’t bore you with all of them, because they are many. I set not only big goals but small ones as well. Most of my goals are writing ones as I only have myself to keep me on task and on target.

Here we go!

~~ I will Finish Writing Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War Novel.
    

 

  The deadline for this novel is July 1, 2021, so I must finish it. I have 50k (really rough draft) of the 75-80k the completed novel needs to be. This is a historical romance WWII novel about a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Peggy is a WASP ferrying military aircraft stateside. She overhears the plight of three soldiers held by rebels in a remote part of Cuba. When no mission is planned to retrieve them, Peggy and her gal pal pilots set out to rescue them against orders.


~~ I will Finish Writing Quilting Circle book 5, The Lady’s Mission.
 


    This novel is due to my publisher in the second half of 2021, so I must finish it. I have 5k of the 83-85k the completed novel needs to be. Last year, this novel was an alternate for one of my goals. I had it titled The Benefactress’s Mission but have changed it to The Lady’s Mission. That is so much easier to say.

 

~~ I will Read & Edit 1st-Cousin-Once-Removed Mary Linn’s Novel.
    I received a copy and permission to edit and publish this book written in the 90s by my 1st cousin once removed Mary Linn. She has since passed away and her sister, Sarah, had a copy of it sitting in her garage. Sarah didn’t want it to be discarded some years down the road when no one would know what it was or who wrote it. So, she passed it on to me to with it whatever I want. I haven’t read it yet, so I have no idea what the story is about. I think it will be a fun discovery.
 

~~ I will Participate in NaNoWriMo in November.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Each year in November, thousands of writers all over the world make a mad dash to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s a lot of words and there’s a bit of a holiday in there, but it can be done. I’ve won some years and haven’t others. Notice my goal says “participate” not win. If I write 50,000 words or less than 50,000 words, I can still meet this goal by participating. In 2020, I wrote the 50k rough words for my first goal, Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War. This sets me up for less stress to get it completed before the deadline.
    On a similar note, I also plan to participate in CampNaNoWriMo in April and July. By setting your own goal, those are low pressure and a lot of fun. A good way to get started with NaNoWriMo.
 

~~ I will Complete the ENGLISCHER COURTSHIP series proposal.
    This proposal has been up and down. I was about to start it and then life happened. I was going to start it again, but I couldn’t quite fit it into my writing schedule. Then last year, I reworked what little I had started and reworked the idea for a different publisher than I had originally thought it for. That publisher passed, so now I’m going to rework it to fit with the original publisher. I need to get this one completed in January. Depending on the exact deadline for The Lady’s Mission, I’ll see if book 1 in the Englischer Courtship series will be a good candidate to write for NaNoWriMo.

Two others I mentioned last year that I want to keep in the forefront of my mind are:
~~ I will Complete HHH Posts by the 10th of Each Month.

     I contribute to the Heroes, Heroines, and History blog (HHH) once a month. I’m usually working on my post right up until the deadline. It’s stressful waiting until the last minute. By pushing up the deadline by about a week, I’m hoping to not be so stressed. I did manage to schedule my post before the 10th a couple of times in 2020, and it was a lot less stressful. I’m hoping to do better this year.
 

~~ I will Post/Market 1 or More Books in FB Groups Each Week.
    I need to keep up with marketing. Marketing not something I like doing nor does it come easy.

~~One of my non-writing goals is, I will Walk 20 Minutes 3 Times a Week or More.
    I listed this one last year but want to continue to aim for this. As an author, I do a LOT of sitting. I keep telling myself, that I’ll walk, but before I know it, the sun has set and I’ve hardly moved. NOT GOOD. I chose 3 days a week, even though I want it to be more, because I figure that even on a busy week or if something else comes up, I can still succeed.

I hope you all are successful in meeting your goals in 2021. =0)

Now All 3 QUILTING CIRCLE Books are Available in Audio, as well as Kindle and paperback!

Book 1: THE WIDOW’S PLIGHT

A single mother steps out of the shadows of abuse and into the sunshine. But will a secret clouding her past cost her the man she loves?

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/qaUG-sN6Y_k

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Book 2: THE DAUGHTER’S PREDICAMENT (Placed 2nd in the Selah Awards)

As Isabelle’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams. Can a patient love win her heart? Or will a forced marriage be the end of her romantic dreams?

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/fMWDBA4NFeo

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Daughters-Predicament-Audiobook/B08GD3DNRH?qid=1607878923&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=BFNBV5BDHHTPP1576QH8

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Book 3: THE DAMSEL'S INTENT 

Can Nicole learn to be enough of a lady to snag the handsome rancher? Nicole Waterby heads down the mountain to fetch herself a husband, not realizing women don’t wear trousers or carry a gun. She has a lot to learn. 

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/fqqq60WVZGk

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Damsels-Intent-Audiobook/B08PVXT28F?qid=1607878644&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=PTVMYSYX8MMHZ9P1W2DR

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Book 4: THE DÉBUTANTE’S SECRET releases August 2021

When a fancy French lady steps off the train and into Deputy Montana’s arms, his simple life might not be enough anymore.

#ChristianRomance #HistoricalRomance #Romance


MARY DAVIS is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. Her latest release is THE DAMSEL’S INTENT (The Quilting Circle Book 3). The Quilting Circle Book 4, The Dèbutante's Secret, will release August of 2021. Some of her other recent titles include; "Holly and Ivy" in A Bouquet of Brides CollectionCourting Her Amish HeartThe Widow’s PlightCourting Her Secret Heart , “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in The MISSAdventure Brides Collection , and Courting Her Prodigal Heart . 2019 titles include The Daughter's Predicament and "Bygones" in Thimbles and Threads. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.
Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-six years and one cat. She has three adult children and three incredibly adorable grandchildren. Find her online at:

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Tuesday Tidbits: 2020 GOALS MET-ISH

Last year, I set forth a few writing goals. 
Click HERE to view that blog post.

If you want to see my guidelines for setting goals, click HERE.

So how did I do?

Here we go!

1. I will Finish Writing Two 85,000 Word Novels or Something Better.

~ Yes-ish! The first of the two, Quilting Circle book 

4, The Debutante’s Secret, I completed and am in the editing phase. The second didn't get contracted as I had hoped, so I set it aside for now. But I did get the rough draft of a new historical idea that will end up being between 75-80,000. I also got started on book 5 in the Quilting Circle series, so I'll call that a win.

3. I will Create 3+ Videos for Mountain Brook Ink’s YouTube Channel.

~Nope. I didn't even come close to reaching this goal. I haven't figured out how to do videos yet.

6. I will Complete HHH Posts by the 10th of Each Month.


~Nope. But I did reach this goal two out of the twelve months. So that's a start. They are due on the 16th, which is a week ahead of when they go live. I was trying to not be stressed out right down to the wire each month.

 
8. I will Participate in April and July CampNaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo in November.
 
~ Score! I met this goal by participating, but I also won!
 
 

13. I will Write More Words in 2020 than in 2019 (120,740).

~ I met this one. 1 have written 141,619 words this year, and I still have a couple of days left.

Extra: One of my non-writing goals was to walk 20 minutes 3 times a week or more.

~ I mostly reached this one. =0)
 
Some of my other goals I met and some I didn't, but overall, I'm calling my 2020 goals a win!
 
Now to work on my 2021 goals.

How did you do?




 

 Now All 3 QUILTING CIRCLE Books are Available in Audio, as well as Kindle and paperback!

Book 1: THE WIDOW’S PLIGHT

A single mother steps out of the shadows of abuse and into the sunshine. But will a secret clouding her past cost her the man she loves?

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/qaUG-sN6Y_k

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Widows-Plight-Audiobook/B088HJLH4J?qid=1607878778&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=2EJ4RS5E9G3AJ55XJ6T1

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Book 2: THE DAUGHTER’S PREDICAMENT

As Isabelle’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams. Can a patient love win her heart? Or will a forced marriage be the end of her romantic dreams?

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/fMWDBA4NFeo

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Daughters-Predicament-Audiobook/B08GD3DNRH?qid=1607878923&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=BFNBV5BDHHTPP1576QH8

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Book 3: THE DAMSEL'S INTENT (The Quilting Circle Book 3) #TheDamselsIntent #HistoricalRomance #FreeKU #KU #ChristianRomance 

Can Nicole learn to be enough of a lady to snag the handsome rancher? Nicole Waterby heads down the mountain to fetch herself a husband, not realizing women don’t wear trousers or carry a gun. She has a lot to learn. 

LISTEN to chapter 1 here: https://youtu.be/fqqq60WVZGk

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Damsels-Intent-Audiobook/B08PVXT28F?qid=1607878644&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=PTVMYSYX8MMHZ9P1W2DR

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#TheDamselsIntent #HistoricalRomance #FreeKU #KU #ChristianRomance

 

Book 4: THE DEBUTANTE’S SECRET releases August 2021

When a fancy French lady steps off the train and into Deputy Montana’s arms, his simple life might not be enough anymore.

#ChristianRomance #HistoricalRomance #Romance


MARY DAVIS is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. Her latest release is THE DAMSEL’S INTENT (The Quilting Circle Book 3). The Quilting Circle Book 4, The Dèbutante's Secret, will release August of 2021. Some of her other recent titles include; "Holly and Ivy" in A Bouquet of Brides CollectionCourting Her Amish HeartThe Widow’s PlightCourting Her Secret Heart , “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in The MISSAdventure Brides Collection , and Courting Her Prodigal Heart . 2019 titles include The Daughter's Predicament and "Bygones" in Thimbles and Threads. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.
Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-six years and one cat. She has three adult children and three incredibly adorable grandchildren. Find her online at:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Tuesday Tidbits: NEW CHRISTMAS MASKS!

Who is tired of wearing a face mask?

ME!

Since masks are necessary these days and I’m bored with my current T-shirt knit masks, I thought I would make a few new ones.

 

On YouTube, I saw where people make masks out of all sorts of things. One that piqued my interest is a no-sew style made out of socks. So in the holiday spirit, I purchased a pair of Christmas socks from Dollar Tree.


How cute will that kitty cat look on my face?
 
I want to try a couple of different ones and see how they turn out. They might be total failures, but for a buck, they are worth a try.

Attempt #1

In the above image, you can see where I cut the sock off at the heel.


Then I cut off the top and cut up the middle of one of the kitty faces. I laid it flat and cut about a four inch opening about a half inch from the edge for ear holes.


I left the bottom and top long so I could fold them in to create a filter “pocket” if I want to use one.

Attempt #2


Then with he foot part I made another mask. I cut off the green toe part but left on the heel part to see if that would work for going over the nose. I cut up the top of the foot piece and cut ear holes.

Here are the results.


On the inside of the kitty one, the top and bottom that were folded in and curled. I didnt like the way that felt on under my nose and on my mouth. On the next one, though the heel worked for going over the nose and had the swoop under the eyes, there was no way I wanted to walk around with a big green nose. But the straight red and white striped pushed up under my eyes too much, so I cut curves down for under the eyes. Much better.

Attempt #3

This one is with a shorter sock.


I cut off the toe and heel. I cut up one side, but I left the top band on to see how that would work. I cut ear holes on both the top snowman part and the poinsettia part. I left that lower part again for a filter holder if I wanted to use one.


The band from the top of the sock caused too much tension and the ear bands pulled off my ears. Like I did with the red and white striped one, I cut curves under the eyes. I did leave a little of the band over the nose for more coverage. And this mask is reversible. I can wear the poinsettias on the outside.
 

Conclusion:

I’m counting this as a success. It was fun! And simple. I love to sew, but I like that these are no-sew. I plan to make a few more with a winter theme but not Christmas for January and February.


THIMBLES AND THREADS: 4 Love Stories Are Quilted Into Broken Lives

Love Stitched into Four Women’s Lives
Enjoy four historical romances that celebrate the arts of sewing and quilting. When four women put needle and thread to fabric, will their talents lead to love? #thimblesandthreadscollection
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“Bygones” by Mary Davis (1st Place 2020 Selah Awards winner)
Texas, 1884
Drawn to the new orphan boy in town, Tilly Rockford soon became the unfortunate victim of a lot of Orion Dunbar’s mischievous deeds in school. Can Tilly figure out how to truly forgive the one who made her childhood unbearable? Now she doesn’t even know she holds his heart. Can this deviant orphan-train boy turned man make up for the misdeeds of his youth and win Tilly’s heart before another man steals her away?

Other stories in this collection:
“The Bridal Shop” by Grace Hitchcock, “Mending Sarah’s Heart” by Suzanne Norquist, and “Binding Up Wounds” by Liz Tolsma


Book 2 THE DAUGHTER'S PREDICAMENT (2nd Place 2020 Selah Awards winner)
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#ChristianRomance #HistoricalRomance #Romance

MARY DAVIS is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. Her latest release is THE DAMSEL’S INTENT (The Quilting Circle Book 3). The Quilting Circle Book 4, The Dèbutante's Secret, will release August of 2021. Her 2018 titles include; "Holly and Ivy" in A Bouquet of Brides CollectionCourting Her Amish HeartThe Widow’s PlightCourting Her Secret Heart , “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in The MISSAdventure Brides Collection , and Courting Her Prodigal Heart . 2019 titles include The Daughter's Predicament and "Bygones" in Thimbles and Threads. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.
Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-six years and one cat. She has three adult children and three incredibly adorable grandchildren. Find her online at:

Tuesday Tidbits: NEW YEAR—NEW HAIR—NEW MASKS

With the new year, I decided to cut my long hair for a new do. When I say “I decided to cut”, I do mean I cut my hair. That might terrify s...