I saw a woman at the grocery store yesterday wearing a beautiful scarf. It was knitted in tight stitches from aqua colored yarn and had 3 large buttons keeping it fashionably secure around her neck. It was gorgeous!
This weekend is the Sewing Expo in Tampa. Some of my friends are there and Picasso's Moon has a booth. Maybe next year I will be able to attend.
I hope to have learned how to knit myself by then.
Has anyone read the book by Crazy Aunt Purl?
Is it funny? Should I read it?
She just got back from an accidental trip to Rome. It was cheap- only $600 round trip and though she has read Eat, Pray, Love she wasn't planning to go there but couldn't resist the low airfare.
I like to read her blog, she is very funny, and I am amazed at how just writing about your life can change it! Mine has certainly changed, with new opportunities presented to me that otherwise would not have been possible. Amazing!
Last night I checked the email and found a cool thing I want to share- you may already know about it- The Martha Stewart Website has a new feature.
They added more ways for everyone to enjoy their site and interact with members. Now you can save, rate, and comment on recipes, articles, Good Things, and more. Amazing!
So, of course I signed up.
You make a page- fill out some stuff- bio stuff and then you can save your favorite projects and recipes and comment and it looks like a great way to manage the site.
Like my own folder in the Martha Files.
Nifty world we are living in. What really hooked me was the promise of an Easter Workshop.
There will be weekly newsletters with exclusive crafts and decorating tips, expert advice, and a special menu. The workshop begins February 25! How cool is that? The first thing I collected was the projects for St Patty's Shamrock pins and Boutonnières.
My sweet friend Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist has a great free PDF of a pattern for a glittery Shamrockin Pin to wear on the 17th.
Here is the link to her blog and after you download the shamrock pattern and lovely leprechaun postcards then click on her main Blog and read about her sweet Mr Lovee 's present to her! I love her merry adventures. I also just joined an Etsy Group- Cottage Style and find that really interesting.
Time consuming but interesting.
I borrowed some pictures from Martha- Easter is about a month away! Amazing! It is going so fast!
I like it when Easter is in April- there seems to be more time to prepare.
I am not sure if I have any sort of point today- just wanted to share some good things.
will catch upon some emails this afternoon- the forecast calls for rain so I won't be walking... Sweet Junie Moon sent me a movie for my birthday- Becoming Jane and I may watch that with some kettle corn...or a cup of tea and Madeleine's. I am too lazy to search my blog for the last time I talked about these delicious French cookies that I made using this recipe book.
Did you see the lunar eclipse last night? I went outside and called Fred and we both looked at it at the same time. Amazing how far apart 600 miles is. When I get home I just want to curl up in his arms and be held.
Maybe I will get a few chenille blankets from the cupboard and wrap us up in them. Bundled and safe.
Then I want to go to the beach and hear the ocean. Wash it away.
Then I am going to go into my studio and create.
Amazing how the perspective can shift when you are in a different place. Amazing.