The other day as I was gazing wistfully in the mirror, lamenting the fact that I have wrinkles and acne...what universe is that right in?...I finally said to myself, "It is what it is," and smiled. And that did it...when I smiled, I was pretty.
How easy is that?
The revelation is not new, but rather, renewed. I need to make things. Creating makes me happy....not cooking, not cleaning...but creating something, especially if it is something for someone else or something new for me to try. I just picked up a garbage bag full of yarn and knitting needles from a friend who is done with her knitting phase and needing the room. Look at this yummy dreamsicle color...it really is just exactly the color of a Dreamsicle! What can I make with that? Maybe my first prayer shawl, which is another project that has been swirling around. Tanna? Oh. Wait. Do I have to finish the sweater first? Too hot for sweaters!
And I haven't been a knitter all that long, but I bet it's been awhile since yarn was $1.11 even at Murphy's, which is no more.
Today I finished birthday gifts for my friend, Karyn, and her daughter, who share the same birth date. Karyn needs a new bag for all her Zumba stuff. I didn't make the bag, but I made a sweet little tag to go on the handle. See?
See the cute little daisy on the back, well, it will be the back....my friend, Mollie at http://wildolive.blogspot.com/p/embroidery-basics.html
taught me how to make that with her basic embroidery tutorial.
Lydia is getting a Kindle Fire from her doting grandpa, (I know, right? She's going into 2nd grade! Where's MY fire?...OK, I'm over it now) so I made her a cover for the Fire in her favorite color with her favorite animal. I don't know that a poodle is her favorite dog, but dogs are her favorite animal.
I have gotten a little better since I made the cover for my plain old Kindle, that I still love.
Oh, and my little husband is always proud to be seen with me...one of the reasons I love him so much! He loves me all the way to the inside!
Gotta go pack for vacation now. Not sure about connections while I am gone, but I will try to be in touch!