Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Life is a just a bunch of berries.


I got a crazy idea.  
I decided to order watercolor paper over the summer.  
I found some watercolor pens, and decided to start painting.  But the pens wrote really fat, so I got out some paintbrushes and a cup of water, and diluted them a bit. I didn't really take a class, just kind of flying by the seat of my pants, so Pinterest and I are going to be starting something new for the holidays. I hope. 

I finished this blanket! 
Lisa and I picked out this super soft yarn at Michael's when the kids went back to school on the First Day.  I found this lovely varigate, then when we went back in September, I picked up a skein of blue that kind of matched.  I was toying with making this for Christopher, the blue being his favorite, and purple being his school color.  But I decided to keep it for the whole family.  
Or for me.   

It's so soft.  
I love this yarn.  
It's Bernat Velvet.  Well, the varigate is Velvet Stripes, Blackberry Frost, and  they were discontinuing so I had to stock up. 

The purple was Majestic Purple.  
Looks So Good! 

Sam took this photo of me.  
Pretty good! 
He's got a good eye. I kind of liked how this shot was off center.

I decided with this gorgeous blue - it was one of the clearance skeins of Bernat Baby Velvet in Indigo Velvet.  It's like all the kinds of jeans ever.  
I'm taking the rest and making a scarf and hat for myself. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Finding Joy Wherever we Can


The theme is 2 p.m. 
Christopher had a Therapy appointment, so I had to pick him up at school. 

A tree on Odell called to me. 

As I was driving, to pick up Christopher, I spied this bright beautiful tree.  
Of course, I was driving and it would be slightly illegal for me to pause on a busy street and take a picture of a tree. On the way back however, no one was coming, and I had the stretch of road to myself for a moment.  It was a sign.  So I leaned over Chris, and we both juggled the phone out the window, I tipped it until it looked right.  I needed that slight bit of sky with the gorgeous golden tree. 

It got warm today, quite warm this afternoon, in the high 60s.  So when I went to get Chris at school, I was able to put some sandals on.  It was not a sock day, even if it was November.  I didn't think these toes would see the light of day, however, the weather says otherwise.  
I had to dress in bright happy clothes today, and find the beauty and joy where I could. 
My heart hurts and is heavy for all my friends who are afraid of how the election is going. I'm afraid too, but for them.  I recognize my privilege.  I want to be an ally, a friend, and a support more. 
And no matter what the election results, I'm going to do that. 

Monday, November 2, 2020

In my Spare Time


My Spare Time I like to photograph my day to day life.  I am sitting in on an online Nail Party with my friend J.  She's selling Colorstreet Nail Wraps, and I hosted a party for her last week, and then this week one of my friends who attended is having her own party.  Jess asked tonight, what we like to pin on pinterest.  For me,  I like to play on Pinterest, dream of projects I am going to make, and create things with yarn.  But it occurs to me, I collect all these pins, and rarely do much about it.  I love to get nail ideas, but don't do much.  And don't even get me started on my gardening or crocheting ideas.  Still, I love keeping my hands busy, so this helps.  

I applied a new nail color from Jess last night, and it looks fantastic now that it's cured. 
It's a creme called London Calling.  I can see it being very British. 

You know me, I love to photograph flowers too. 
This is my new nails holding the flower the vet sent us last week as Princess passed away.  The flower arrived on the same day as her ashes.   So the flower has stayed on the kitchen table.  

Meanwhile, just a bit ago, I wrote to my little sister to show her progress on a crochet blanket I'm making.  Do you know who I'm making it for? Me neither.  I guess it must just be me.  Because I had to start trimming it, because the thing is HUGE! 

Here's the light blue and darker purple yarn.  It easily picks up the colors around it.  It is fuzzy and soft. 
I think I'll be keeping this blanket. 

Meanwhile today's theme was Collection.  I collect projects: yarn projects, watercolor projects, this week, room cleaning projects.  I made progress this weekend just doing a bit each day.  I put away more laundry than I wear, and I make some great progress.  Still, there's a lot of work to do, and Eric and I don't really feel like doing it. It reminds me of Christopher and his Merit Badges.  He has such a pile of incomplete Merit Badges for Boy Scouts, that we joke that he should sign up for the Collection Badge and send a picture of his Collection of Unfinished Merit Badges.  But if he did that, he'd actually finish one... Hmm...