Sunday is a state of mind.
Last Tuesday I woke up with a feeling that it was Sunday. Why did I think so? The waking up moment was good, I woke up refreshed and ready to get up, did not want to linger on any longer, but up for a coffee, to let the dogs out and to serve Mr Cat his first bite of food.
(I am not sure if he is all demented, but it seems that he asks for food every time he sees me in the kitchen, and acts as he has had nothing for hours. While this is very true in the morning, it is not every other time of the day. This has resulted in small bites, as I cannot give him much six-seven times a day, and so we have established an annoying habit... he just has a bite, but he insists on having one ever so often, and he can be very persuasive. No matter how sound asleep he seems to be, when he realizes that I am going to the kitchen, sure enough he is trotting there right at my heels.)
While I had my first cup of coffee alongside the cat having his first dose of cat food, I had this feeling of very long day ahead of me, longer than ordinary day - just like Sundays felt when I was little. I felt that I had all the hours needed to maneuver through the various stuff scheduled for Tuesday and then some. And this Tuesday was like normal Tuesday, I got done as much (or little) as usual, but my mind was set on a Sunday mode and that made all the difference. That gave me the feeling of having all the hours needed, and it made everything so light. I only wish it would feel like Sunday more often.
Many of you were interested in the fabrics in the last post. I bought them all online from Fabric Insprations.
Their service was quick and the fabric arrived nicely wrapped, folded and also cut (not torn). This was the first time I ordered from them and am really a happy customer. I have no plans for the fabrics yet (one linen, the rest quilting cottons), wanted them for inspiration...after all it is spring approaching, and sewing mojo usually arrives with southwesterly winds.
Then I was directed towards the Attic24 by Shandy and if you'd like to see colorful and beautiful crochet, please visit her site, she is very talented!
I have been knitting (the same cardigan and I am writing the pattern for it) and drawing some. Remember when I told you about Carla Sonheim's online classes...
In January I took her Imaginative Creatures class and one assignment was to make different blobs of color on paper and then by turning the paper were to look at the picture to find a creature hiding in it. I have been doing this exercise few times this week and have found these creatures hiding in the blobs. After the creatures were found, she introduced several steps to make them visible.
I know that many of you think about drawing and would like to jump in. My advice is: Jump in, just like that! It is not difficult and learning the skill is such an interesting journey. Carla Sonheim is hosting a new class starting in April, it is a bit more expensive than the previous ones, but since the three I have had, were all good and I learned so much, I am thinking of taking this Flower Crazy class. I will wait for a bit yet to see how much time I will have in April and decide then. I highly recommend her classes, her approach is very friendly and easy. (And again, I am just a happy customer, nothing else.)
Very overcast and grey and windy day today. But it is light for almost 11 hours now!! And this coming Saturday, above zeroC!!
Thank you for reading, and for all the comments... If there is something you would like me to respond quickly, please send me a message through Ravelry (lenealve) or just e-mail using Gmail (lenea.alve).
Wool with you,