Each morning for over a month now I have been getting up at 7am, getting dressed and driving to the park to walk. My friend Elizabeth started walking with me and we have gone from 1 mile per day to 4 miles most days now. I feel better and have more energy and am losing inches from my waist! My goal is to get back in my favorite size 14 levi's. Say a prayer for me- please!
The downside is that I completely changed my habit of getting up and sitting in front of the computer screen for hours while I drink coffee and blog or Flickr or Facebook or shop etsy. :( sad, I know. I miss you. You miss me. It's just until the fat melts from my barrel or the pollen blooming in the springs stops me. I'll try to get on here more often.
So, that is my explanation and I hope you understand. I wish I could do it all but the older I get the more that I only seem to get a few things done each day and it's a toss up to whether it will be housework, grocery shopping, spinning, sewing, writing or chasing unicorns in fairyland. I'd rather just sit around in the park on a quilt having picnics with fairys, sprites and gnomes, but I just can't spend my days lollygaggin!
I have been working on a few things for publication and trying to get my display put together for Atomic Holiday Bazaar which is the second weekend in December. It is going to be a long show this year- Saturday, Sat night and Sunday!!! I am so excited and will have a woodland/mermaid/gnome theme going on. I plan to sell paperdolls- large and small and felt cupcakes, felt deer, felt gnomes, felted sweater gnomes and mushrooms and bags, bags, bags!!! Also a few aprons, smocks and handspun yarns.
I recently had the pleasure of taking a spinning workshop with Lexi Boeger who wrote Intertwined and has a blog called Pluckyfluff. It was fibertastic and I learned a lot. We made crazy batts and spun them and had a great time spinning with her at Picasso Moon Yarns where she will be teaching again next year!
Halloween is my favorite month and I will be digging out some decorations this weekend and posting some tutorials on witch dolls and making delightfully decrepit rotten roses to wear (complete with spider pin) to spellbind mortals with one ghastly, ghoulish, glamorous gaze!