Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tuesday Thoughts

Isn't this a beautiful covered bridge? It puts me in mind of Bridges of Madison County, one of my favorite movies.

In the past week I knit 2 more baby hats and gave them to my DIL without remembering to take a picture of them first. Ahh well, too much going on at once.

I should confess that I haven't been very faithful to my unfinished project knitting. They are not going to go away, not that I want them to, but why do I keep avoiding them? This has to stop and I must get on with the 2 at hand waiting patiently for completion. It's been a good feeling though, to be using my stash yarn for caps, etc. and not buying anything new for the longest time. It's also a great feeling when I complete a project I began long ago.....I hate to begin something and not finish it and since I've been guilty of that , it's about time I focus on: complete, complete, complete.

I have some beautiful things in the works using various, soft, lovely yarns to knit them with so it's not like I hate working with any particular one. I guess I just want to finish it "yesterday" and that's not going to happen. So, my credo will be the one I heard from a fellow knitter, "the pleasure is in the process", which is a good thing to remember for just about anything we do in this lifetime. Instead of running around trying to get the most done in the shortest amount of time, I should RELAX and experience the pleasure in each individual thing.....the pleasure in the process! :)

So, I'll leave you with that thought for today and wish all of you a lovely week filled with much joy, peace, and wonderful knitting.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Blessings!

Just a very short post today to wish all of the dear people who read my blog, a very Happy Easter. May you have treats of every kind dearest to your hearts and may the peace and love of the risen Lord be with you always.

"Many a foe is a friend in disguise,
Many a trouble a blessing most true,
Helping the heart to be happy and wise,
With love ever precious and joys ever new."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Little Variety

Here a few of the different coasters I've crocheted in the last week or so. I like them all but my favorite ones are the one directly in the middle and the 2 bottom left. I like the shape of those for glasses and the nice part is that using the cotton yarns for these, the glasses don't stick to them when wet and nothing goes through to my tables. These always make nice little hostess gifts to take along when visiting someone and people can't get over how usable they are. Everyone asks for more once they have them because they don't use any of their other types after trying these out.

Today I must get back to my knitting though! I've been crocheting hats and a few other items as well and have neglected the knitted items that are begging to be finished at long last. Geez, what a person won't do to procrastinate.....I know I have! :)

I'm going to take more pictures with my digital camera because I need some practice. I don't get everything in the lens or I'm moving the camera a bit and the picture is blurry, etc. I can't seem to get a good angle for my close ups and when I try to zoom in on them, I can't get everything in the shot. I look at some of the marvelous pictures you all take and post on your blogs and they put me to shame. I guess it takes some practice to get to know your camera and what I can and cannot do, however, I promise to try and get clearer, more life like photos in the future.

There isn't a whole lot going on right now so I will close and wish all of you a happy, peaceful week, full of wonderful yarns and great knitting.

Friday, April 07, 2006

I Love April :)

This month has always been a favorite of mine. Naturally, the fact that 2 of my sons were born in April has made this month very special for me. One son was born at the beginning of April and the other son at the end of the month, both days being sunny and bright with the endless possibilities that all new life can bring.
My son who was born at the beginning of April was and is a pure joy.....he came into the world with a huge smile and hasn't stopped "wowing" everyone he has met with that smile to this day. I used to sing to him in the hospital (not that I'm much of a singer, but he didn't mind), a song that was very popular at the time, "Just the Two of Us" by Bill Withers and he seemed to love it. It signifies how I feel about him and each one of my special children, who have such unique and distinctive tempraments. He has grown up to become such an intelligent and loving young man with wonderful qualities, one of which is his sensitivity. A rare quality these days, to say the least, but he possesses that rare gift. We share a special bond as I do with every one of my kids and I know that I am blessed beyond belief.
My son who was born at the end of April was the proverbial "perfect baby" and has grown up to be so very special. He would never say this, but many, many people admire him as a role model. Yes, I know I am a bit prejudiced here but that is a Mom's prerogative, right? He came into this world ready for food and it's been that way ever since, yet, he stays slender and fit, but don't even think of missing a meal, no way! He's a terrific son who is always ready to lend a helping hand and to "listen",even when I'm on a roll, he'll patiently listen and that means so much to me.
I don't have any knitting content today, just some reminiscing about days gone by so quickly that it's hard to grasp.....wasn't it just yesterday that a sunny smile would light up my day, and a hug and kiss would make all my troubles fade far away? So, in closing let me say that I wish both of them a happy birthday with many more to come filled with all the joy, love, good health and allthe peace of mind each can hold..........Dad and I love you so very much!
Love, Mom

"The year's at the spring
And the day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven---
All's right with the world."

Robert Browning