I can't believe that it's been over a week since I've been in this space (almost two!) - This is a busy season...we've been busy with baseball,
Mckenzie's junior high play (she was fabulous...simply fabulous),
and Maggie's AAU basketball season.
It's been a whirlwind of activity. I'm enjoying being present no matter where I find myself. This is a new thing for me. The calendar which has typically stressed me out is slowly losing it's fear factor. Instead of worrying about what's coming next, I'm learning to enjoy where I am. When I look ahead at all of the filled in squares, I breathe a prayer of thanksgiving for the abundant life with which we've been blesed.
A couple of weeks ago, I found a bit of time to sew some spring mug mats. You might remember that I made some of these back in December and they were a huge hit!
I was in need of a spring one and so I made up a couple of extra ones for birthday and thank you gifts. These are a great way to use of scraps and feel good about completing something.
I am also hot on the heels (get it?! ) of finishing my pleated ballet flats. I have one foot done and I've learned so much. I LOVE knitting on two circular needles. This is so much faster than trucking around on 4 double points. Watch this video and you'll get the gist of how it works. I'm always amazed by people who can blaze a new trail with knitting....I'm simply a trail follower.
I still have a bit to figure out with these flats because on one side I keep getting 'holes' where I hide my wraps. I'm not sure what is happening there, but I know when I figure it out, I'll have learned something else new in regards to knitting. It's a good thing I'm working on these now in spring....I might have them figured out by fall just in time to knit up some Christmas gifts. Sheesh.
I have a couple of Lolas cut out waiting for some sewing time....but that's about it. My creative time has been swallowed up with driving to practices and rehearsals and games....but that's ok. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! I hope that wherever you are, you're able to enjoy the moments that make up your days! Have a great week friends.