3 Things Thursday

Just dropping in to share three things I have been noticing (with thanks to Michelle for the prompt):

I am noticing that when he points, I need to pay attention. I love being surprised by what he remembers. Bird? I don’t see a bird but yes, that is exactly where we saw a bird yesterday.

I had to get my phone repaired yesterday and I noticed how unsettled I felt walking away and knowing I would not be able to text, call, or Google.

I am noticing the feel of a new pen on paper, the softness of my journal, the crispness of the pages of a new book.

head over to visit Carole today for more lists.

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Unraveled Wednesday

There was some successful unraveling around here. I was knitting away on a mystery shawl and was not loving my third color choice. After reading the spoiler threads and seeing some beautiful shawls, I decided I needed to change the dark green to something with just a touch of green. So, with a bit of hesitation, I began to unravel about 10 rows of knitting. The yellow yarn was holding the shape so well that I was able to pick up all the stitches and get going again. What a relief to knit that first row and find that I had all 230 stitches! I am just two rows away from the point when I began u raveling and so much happier with the colors.

Yesterday I finished listening to Fight Back with Joy and I am very close to finishing Every Note Played. Next up? Not sure about fiction but I am going to dive into Mark Hyman’s new book.

We are past the 5 week point for the #100dayproject. Lots of sewing and knitting going on and my notebook has become a constant companion. Hoping to start some garden idea planning on the page this weekend.

Off to visit Kat to see what else is unraveling this week.

exploring some new directions

These last few weeks I have begun making a new kind of list – a bit like a bucket list – of things I want to invite into my life. Here are a few things on my list:

Learn to draw, especially with colored pencils

Make a bottom up sweater – I have tried and given up but there are so many lovely patterns

More time in the garden

Start running again – it has been too long and I know I will be slower but I do miss running

Week in the Life – I did this a few years ago and it was great fun. It starts on Sunday.

Three weeks in

This #100daysoffiberandink project is really helping me to focus on TODAY. I have been enjoying some daily making time and an almost daily habit of getting ink on paper.

I ordered a bunch of photos (something I have had on my To Do list for too long). These photos are prompts for some of the memory stories I have been wanting to record.

And I am finally using this spring green yarn to knit a sweater. It is going quickly because size 11 needles and garter stitch.

So, 21 days checked off.

P.S. Check out this link from Amazon. The categories made me think of Mary’s Summer Book Bingo which will be here soon.

* I love my TODAY wood cut out, a gift the kind and generous Honore.

#100daysproject – 3 things

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.

100 days of . . .

hi·a·tus

hīˈādəs/

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.

3 signs of spring

You have to look past the drizzle and the grey sky but signs of spring are showing up in my yard.

  1. The yellow forsythia that mom bought for me 30 years ago,
  2. The heather that welcomes the bees,
  3. The green moss that I love even because that green is perfect.

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