It is sometimes hard to believe that it has only been a year since this nightmare began. Yes, that’s right a year ago today (I know it seems like an eternity!!)
However, this week I began to see a silver lining! In fact, a big old pink sparkly silver lining!
Handknit as it were….
If you don’t take us seriously, we will defeat you!
If you take away our bathrooms, we will defeat you!
And, if you squash diversity, we will defeat you!
This week it really feels like the funk I have been immersed in for the past year has lifted.
PLUS, a bonus link that will make readers happy. (and increase their “to read” list!)
Greetings, Unravelers! I find myself immersed in “Deep Sweater Season” and happily so!
I am about two and a half inches from joining the second sleeve with the body to continue with the yoke of Rusty and visions of my next sweater are dancing in my head! These are the days of happy knitting! I hope to have a finished sweater next week, and will begin swatching for my next sweater this week.
I also cast on a super simple Knit Night project! IT is the PERFECT Knit Night project! Thank you, Gale, for inspiring this!
Now, on to my November Reading! I finished a number of very good books:
- What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (5-Stars, you can read my review here)
- Tonight You’re Dead by Viveca Sten (5-Stars, you can read my review here)
- The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen (5-Stars, you can read my review here)
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (2-stars, you can read my review here)
I am listening to Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow and I am enjoying it tremendously. I also just began another Net Galley book; Christopher Greyson’s The Girl Who Lived.
PLUS, I picked up several “real” books from the library last night, but more on them next week!
What are you making and reading?
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I should be writing today’s blog post, but I got completely sidetracked reading this Twitter Moment. The comments are seriously awesome…but, back to the post:
rudely reminded over the weekend that grey, rainy days are the bane of photographers everywhere. So, trying to get photos for today’s post have caused this serious case of procrastination. Late yesterday afternoon, just moments before the sunset…
(at what seemed like 4:30 in the afternoon)
The clouds gave way and I managed to get a photo to share October’s Stitching.
While this stitching may not look like much, it holds incredible (and some painfully sad) memories; flocks of birds, vibrant colored leaves, winds, rains, Lake Michigan, and Las Vegas. This month certainly achieves an award for being a memory stitching!
I also love the “new-to-me” techniques I
learned tried this month. The satin stitching with multiple colors, the center of my spiral where I tried to capture the look of blue skies breaking through a cloudy morning, and waves that have French knot “white caps”. All in all, October was a very good month!
Also… today is a VERY IMPORTANT DAY!!
Don’t forget to go vote!
Happy Tuesday everyone!
…are full of gratitude!
The weekend was so full of so many good things. Thankfully the rain held off until late in the day so there was lots of out-door time. The gardens were put to bed. And, the extra hour was used for reading!
Sunday’s torrential downpours did not put a damper on the day at all; Steve watched football and I read some more. I even managed to knit a bit, but more on that later this week!
Over the weekend I also got myself “caught up” with 30 Days of Gratitude and Michelle GD’s Gratitude week kicks off today! I am feeling very ready to immerse myself in gratitude and have the makings for a most grateful month! This is much-needed because I was not feeling the November love at all!
So, Hello Monday! I am feeling recharged, extremely grateful, and ready to begin a new week!
What about you?
My plan for Sunday’s is to help us all do a little bit of reflection on something good from the past week. After all, the news is filled with so much bad, sad, make you mad nonsense… but if you look for it, there just might be a ray of sunshine out there, like this story.
Yeah, it brought a tear or two to my eyes too.
Happy Sunday, Gentle Readers… may your day be filled with rays of sunshine where you need them most!