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Meditative work

I got my latest yarn of the month selection today in the mail (see that pretty ball of yarn in the photo next to my lovely girl Anna?) and was sitting on the couch winding it into a ball when it struck me how meditative that activity is. I supposed I could get me one of them fancy ball winders which would probably save a lot of time and aggravation, but I actually like taking the time to wind the yarn myself. To feel the softness of the yarn, and the texture as I’m winding it; to watch the yarn go from a very small bit of thread to a softball size of eclectic colors I can (softly) hurl at my husband’s head to get his attention; and the excitement and anticipation of what new project I’m going to make out of this fascinating little bit of material and how fabulous it’s going to look when it’s finished, and how accomplished I will feel once it’s done.

I’d like to think my life is immensely exciting and interesting and really it’s not. And that’s ok. I am perfectly happy and content winding yarn with puppies by my side nearly every day.

If only everyone was so lucky.

Have a meditative day.

photography · puppies · rain · weather

raincoat final Today is the day for wearing this.

It is rainy and cold and ugly today.
It’s actually a great day for a nap.

The puppies already have a head start on me on that, of course, but they are so darn cute!

I *may* be starting a new job soon, so I need to get a few things done before I start work. Although, isn’t there always something to be done at any given time? So my trying to get something done before I start a new job is almost…not self-defeating, not an effort in futility, not useless….I just can’t think of the word. Anyway, I’m sure you understand.

I will be taking part in a local flea market in about a month. I figure I have stuff to get rid of and this would be a good opportunity. I would also like to try and sell some of the many earrings/bags/etc that I have made over the years too. THAT’S what I needed to do today! Get together all my wares to sell in one place so I have it ready for the flea market next month. You know, I am so happy to have a basement now to put all this stuff. It’s all in one area, out of the way, organized, no one else will touch it to get all discombobulated,(and yes, that is a word), it’s a beautiful thing.

So today may just be a movie watching day, relaxing with puppies. It’s tough living here.


I hope you have a relaxing day.

 

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vintage patterns

OMG, have you seen this?

A whole website dedicated to vintage (25+ years old) sewing patterns, available to view and some to purchase. I found a retro dress pattern that looks stylish and very easy to make, the Butterick “walk-away” dress pattern.

Like I need more projects for me to work on. You know, work just gets in the way of all the stuff I really want to do, you know?

I find some interesting vintage patterns at the thrift store from time to time, I always check out what may be there. That, and look for yarn. Always looking for yarn.

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