Sunday, September 14, 2014

Time enough

 I had one of those lovely weekends with time - do you remember time?  Time unclaimed by others that is.  I did some knitting and reading and stitched on a binding and got our meals planned and prepped for the week.  I really feel like I had enough time this weekend.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

happy Friday

Two weeks into the school year and I can see the light.  I do believe a more balanced routine is just ahead.  The calendar is clear this weekend so I am looking forward to some time to knit on a beautiful new shawl, do a bit of reading, and get the binding done on my Market Place quilt.  I have a new dress pattern cut and ready to stitch and I am jumping into a health challenge on Saturday so a serious trip to the grocery store is also in order.  
EnJOY your weekend.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

How will you answer this question?

I stumbled on this and found it very convicting - are we too busy to be happy?
I am taking up the challenge - once a day for 100 days I am taking a moment to notice what makes me happy.  It sounds a bit self-absorbed but I am hoping that it will radiate out and touch those who I meet along the way.
So, can you be happy for 100 days in a row?
P.S. I consider myself to be pretty happy but sometimes I forget to pay attention.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

on the line

I have been enjoying Sujata's clothesline quilt shows so I decided to hang my finished quilt on the line for a photo.  I was so excited to take that last binding stitch before I went to bed last night.  I tossed in washer and dryer this morning.  I really do love this quilt.  It isn't large, maybe 48 x 56.  And I don't have a recipient designated.  For now, I am going to set it on my rocking chair and enjoy the calm colors.

Monday, September 1, 2014

On the topic of unfinished knitting

I am not a monogamous crafter.  Quilting has been my primary craft for many years but knitting has crept in and threatens to claim a great quantity of time these days.  I spend an embarrassing amount of time on the Ravelry boards, looking at projects, reading groups boards, and dreaming of lovely knitted items.  One group I frequent (My Sister's Knitter) is beginning a knit along to finish your works in progress.  I didn't have to look far to find five lovely projects that qualify.  There seems to be a bit of a color theme going on too.
The largest item is my Caora sweater, a mere 4 inches from being complete.  Then I have a wee brown hat for our donation project at church.  The top three blues are all shawls.  One is for me, one for the prayer shawl group at church and the third is a pattern I have long wanted to knit called Piper's Journey.
Another group (Playful Day) is starting a one month craft along.  I am planning to cast on my orange sweater for this group but there are also categories for finishing something (any craft so my quilt binding works here) and trying something new (I have five new dinner recipes to try).
I sometimes wish there was a similar place where quilters would gather but then I would probably just fritter away even more time reading instead of stitching so I will stick with my blog cruising.