book of instruction

Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.
—  Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

“No… this is too odd to be a stand ability”

Rohan, you almost got your back ripped off by a weird goblin stand thing.

You met a kid who can steal people’s souls by beating them at a best of five in Rock Paper Scissors.

You’ve met a woman who can change people’s appearances and thus affect their luck. You know a guy who can FREEZE TIME. YOU CAN READ PEOPLE LIKE BOOKS AND WRITE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEM!

But Future Telling THAT’S too odd to wrap your head around?

Star and Marco listen Glossaryck at a book

Glossaryck is Star’s magic guide with Magic Instruction Book, there how to help her improve her magic or assist her when she has problems. Marco dislikes Glossaryck’s intentionally roundabout helping methods and overall mischief, but Glossaryck does tolerate Marco and enjoys messing with him.

Dorian was constantly surprised at how pleasant a…relationship was when it was undertook with the right person. Lavellan was a complete delight to him. He loved watching the Inquisitor read a book, run around Skyhold, give instructions to a runner- he loved watching him do anything. And Dorian constantly found himself looking for excuses to touch him.

He would point out an invisible speck of dust on Lavellan’s coat and then brush it aside. A strand of hair would fall astray, he would murmur as he pushed it back into place.

Lavellan never seemed to mind, much to Dorian’s pleasure. Sometimes, if Lavellan was busy with something, he would swat Dorian’s hand away, but more often than not, the elf would merely smile, and he’d move his head- just a touch, just enough to rest his cheek in Dorian’s hand. 

I’ve been seeing this lovely embroidery going around and I wanted to figure out where it was from. 

I found scans from the craft book it came from with instructions:

I’ve labeled (in red) the stitch instruction pages with the letters from the key on the project page, so if you don’t read Japanese you can match them up more easily. 

Have fun making your herb sachets! 

Instructions for life.
  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Memorize your favorite poem.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, I love you, mean it.
  5. When you say, I’m sorry, look the person in the eye.
  6. Be engaged for at least six months before you get married.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  12. Talk slow but think quick.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, Why do you want to know?
  14. Remember that great love and great acheivements involve great risk.
  15. Call your family.
  16. Say, Bless you, when someone sneezes.
  17. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  18. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
  19. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  20. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, his/her conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  23. Spend some time alone.
  24. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  25. Remeber that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  26. Read more books and watch less TV.
  27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
  28. A loving atmosphere in your home is important. Do all you can to creat a tranquil harmonious home.
  29. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  30. Read between the lines.
  31. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to acheive immortality.
  32. Be gentle with the earth.
  33. Never interrupt when you’re being flattered.
  34. Mind your own business.
  35. Don’t trust a lover who doesn’t close their eyes when you kiss them.
  36. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  37. If you make a lot of money, put it to use while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.
  38. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  39. Learn the rules, then break some.
  40. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
  41. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  42. Remember that your character is your destiny.
  43. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon
Tease - Luke skywalker

You were sitting on your couch when you heard heavy footsteps coming closer. You looked up from a book with instructions of a star ship you and some of your friends have been working with. Luke sits down on the couch with a heavy sigh. He runs one of his hands through his hair before he leans back with his head and closes his eyes. You ruffle his hair as you continue to read in your book. “Tired?” you ask. “Yeah, it’s been a long day, so glad it’s over” he then opens his eyes and looks down at your book. “How is it going with the ship? You and the others have been working with it for a long time now” You close the book before you place it on the table in front of you. “We’re slowly getting there, but there are still some things that needs to be done” You take a look at Luke and you can now see that he looks pretty tense. “You look tense, it must have been a hard day then” you say as you move to sit behind him. You place your hands on his shoulders and starts to massage them and you can feel how he starts to relax. He hums a little and leans back against you and closes his eyes again. “This feels nice, I could actually fall asleep here” Tired eh? You let your hands fall down so you’re massaging his arms and you then start to kiss his neck. Luke chuckles as he tilts his head to the side. “Y/N I’m tired, don’t do this” You chuckle as you let your hands massage his shoulders again before you slide them down to his chest and up to his shoulders again. “well you know me, I don’t listen that good” You kiss his jaw and somehow you manage to push him down on his back on the couch as you straddle him. You lean down and starts to kiss him again on his neck. Luke cups your face with his hands and brings up your face to his and he captures your lips with his. Your eyes flutters closed and you start to stroke his hair softly. You smile against his lips as you feel his hands sneaking in under your shirt, he starts to stroke your back which makes you shiver. You move your lips down to his jaw and then down to his neck again and he sighs as he tilts his head to the side, giving you more access to his neck. His hands are now sliding down to your hips. You find his weak spot on his neck which makes his breath hitch. You lift your face so you can look him in the eyes, his eyes are filled with love and lust. You bite your lip as you try to hide a smirk. He lifts one of his eyebrows and gives you a questioned look. You kiss his nose before you stand up which makes him groan in frustration. “You were tired, get some sleep” you say as you wink at him. You then walk away and you can see how he flies up from the couch in the corner of your eye. “Wait I’m not tired! I was only joking! Hey come back!”