Today is the tenth day of the #100daysproject. It’s early here but I have already put pen to paper so it seems like a good time for an update and three things I have learned so far.
1. My original project name felt awkward so I have changed it to #100daysoffiberandink.
2. The fiber part has been easy- mostly because I keep my yarn next to my chair and can pick it up in the evenings when we are watching TV. But I also spent time sewing and sorting my fiber projects during spring break. Lots of fiber in my hands these first 10 days.
3. I am a morning person and on the days when I don’t pick up my pen early, it is harder to make that happen. Last week I ordered a bunch of photos to use as story starters. I am putting sticky notes on the back of each picture and will keep them in my knitting basket. That way I can write notes in between rows. It seems to have helped to stamp my journal pages with my TODAY stamp.
Off to link up with Carole and friends this morning. I’ll be back in 10 days.
noun. 1 a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.
When I wrote about #the100dayproject, Kathy commented;
“ONLY ONLY If it will bring you 100 days of JOY”
I have been thinking about that comment a lot this last week and I have settled on #100daysmakingandmarking. I have pulled some of my WIPs, sorted through some fabric and yarn, and set aside a new notebook for marking the days with paper and pen.The one thing that has been nagging at me is the time commitment. Then I listened to this podcast. Elise asks a great question – if not now, when? When will I give myself permission to pick up my needles, my fabric, or my pen every single day? And what do I let get in my way?I know that if I add the commitment of posting about my 100 days it will be too much. So I am taking a hiatus from this space to create space. I only write this post because it makes me a bit crazy when someone just stops blogging cold. I plan to keep visiting your blogs – I treasure the people I have met through this space.
You have to look past the drizzle and the grey sky but signs of spring are showing up in my yard.
- The yellow forsythia that mom bought for me 30 years ago,
- The heather that welcomes the bees,
- The green moss that I love even because that green is perfect.
Visit Carole today for more 3 Things lists.
The only unraveling around here is the unraveling of my willpower. I could not resist this KAL. I love Helen’s patterns and the theme had me remembering our visit to the Van Gogh museum last summer. And, I had two of the three yarns in my stash so . . . The first clue comes out on March 31, just in time for spring break.
Still reading How to Stop Time and The Four Tendencies (I discovered that I am an obliged). I have also been listening to Speak No Evil , another good story.
We have made it to Wednesday. Just one more day before spring break begins. I think I will make it.
Be sure to visit Kat for more unraveling tales.
I have had a tug of war with Easter. There have been some rocky times that have fallen during this special week. So this year, it was such a treasure to watch our tiny person join the big kids for the Palm Sunday procession of the palms. He was a bit puzzled when everyone stopped, but he waved his palms with joy. I think this is the Easter that will give me a new set of memories.
Will you be joining the #the100dayproject? I want to do this but I am generally rubbish at daily projects. Nonetheless, I seem to be watching the Instagram feed and wondering if this idea or that idea might be a fit. 100 days of quotes or gratitude or tiny, tiny moments; of moving or writing or eating well? So many ideas. I have a week to make a choice. What do you think?
Thinking about my Birkin sweater that has been ignored all week and planning to pull it out for Friday night tv viewing.
Grateful for the weekend coming up without much on the calendar.
Inspired by the beautiful post Edinburgh Yarn Festival pictures still popping up on my Instagram feed and all the lovely yarn and meet ups that happened.
Fun for tomorrow – I got a free Pilates class at a new studio so I will head over there and try it out.
And because it was a weird week, I will close with an extra gratitude for all the time I get to spend with our tiny person. He is loving being outside and loading up his dump truck with rocks.