Goodbye 2017

My one little word for 2017 was TREASURE. Here are just a few of the treasures from this year. Ups and downs -yes but so much gratitude too.

Happy New Year!


Sometimes Monday . . .

looks like playing with shadows and solar eclipse glasses.

It was the first day of in-service at work and everyone was very distracted. I felt a bit sorry for the workshop leader but she really rolled with it. We kept wandering outside to see what was happening in the sky. We were at the 90% point but it never got too dark. There was an odd stillness and it got cold! I am so happy that my husband thought to get special glasses for the whole family!

Sunday Treasure

“If your heart is broken, you’ll find GOD right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I didn’t notice the subtle shift.  My head and my heart seemed to be settling down.  There was finally a place to catch my breath.  As I reflect on the days behind, I see that they each held a small treasure: a good book; a simple hat on the needles; a wonderful evening of stories about community and knitting; a sweet time introducing our tiny person to his great grampa; the quiet, loving presence of my husband and daughters.  

This morning I remembered this simple wall quilt and I know that later today, I will pull out a piece of linen and begin stitching something new.

Friday fiber bits

This has been a week that lacked in serious fibery goodness but tonight I am going to a wonderful yarn shop to learn about the Cordova Gansy Project.  

I also signed up for Bonnie’s Patron page.  I learned about her stitch journal from Kat.  A daily stitching project is not on my list for 2017 but I do love embroidery and would love to do something monthly perhaps.  I guess I have a few more weeks to make some plans.

I had hoped to get a quilt pin basted this week, and that might still happen this weekend.  There was the sinus infection, more trips to the doctor with dad, and finally moving him back to rehab for another round of therapy.  We have some encouraging news from the doctors yesterday so I am hanging on to optimism and finding much to treasure every day.

Happy Friday!