We have life!
It has definitely been like the beginning of spring should be here in New England.
We have had a few balmy days,
which lead into cold days,
and there seems to be a constant strong gale blowing all about.
I was excited today to see some of the things in the garden poking up through the decomposing leaves and whatnot.
I am excited for the daffodils and tulips and crocus and chionodoxa.
And my garlic made it through the winter!
And of course,
I'm still obsessed with crocheting stones.
I have been playing around with a new color-
which I am really liking!
Part of it is because I have had to pretty much teach myself everything.
I knew VERY basic crocheting,
so it has been a wonderful challenge figuring how to make all these chains and knots turn into a delicious pattern.
I would love to learn more lace crocheting patterns.
I have also been collecting stones and harboring them under the stove,
(since free/knick-knack/collection space is limited in this here abode)
I found a really great heart shaped one, too!
Man, do I love this woodstove!
It is such a wonderful hard working contrivance.
I am always collecting smooth,
or unique stones anyways.
I especially love that we have a beach here in town
with these ones that have been tumbled in the briny waves
and been beaten against each other left together on the shore.
Whenever I take something from nature,
I try to be respectful and to leave an offering or prayer of thanks.
I have also been trying to get ready for the fair that I am vending at in a couple of weeks.
I have been working on stocking up on felted owls.
Now I need to catch up with mermaids!
And there are a few more nuno felted scarves,
and cuff bracelets
that I am hoping to get done in time.