The pile of yarn after pulling out what I had been working on.
Trying something new. I am a quilter by family DNA. It's in the blood. I have always loved knitted items and especially my wool sweaters and cardigans. I have often contemplated the whole knitting thing but that is as far as I have gone with it. Both my Mom and Mom-in-law knit. For my mom it's a once in while thing. She would rather sew. She's the seamstress. Always at her sewing machine. My Mom-in-law does knit often and she turns out some really beautiful stuff. She too is a quilter. My Aunt crochets. Something I would also like to learn but after I get this knitting thing down. As in quilting I love the medium I get to work with. The weight of it, its texture, the gorgeous patterns and colors. I just can't get enough. I love to see it evolve into what it is supposed to be. I have an idea of what I would like to see but what ever piece I am working on has a mind of its own and takes the project in the direction that is meant for it. I suppose I look at all of the projects that I take on in this way. I'd have to say that as long as I follow the direction the project takes me, I have liked the out come. No sense in fighting and going against the grain. Go with the flow and everything turns out the way it was meant to.
I have been trying to post something every Friday. Mostly I manage except recently. The only thing different about these Fridays is that I have not made it here to the blog to post or to our facebook page, is that these are the Fridays that my son has had a day off from school and the days prior to that day off are busy with trying to get the things done that I usually do on Friday so that my son and I can have a day together doing mom and son stuff instead house and yard chores. I also feel on these days that my attention and time need to be given to him and not to the cyber world. Now don't get me wrong. I love to write and look forward to it and that is one of my main reasons for starting this blog. Secondly I enjoy sharing my thoughts and the goings on around here. Thirdly and this is the part I consider a bonus, the part that I didn't take into account when I started this blog and our facebook page as well as the pinterest page was the new friends that were made through these pages. I look forward to sharing with all of you and your comments, thoughts, advice and opinions. But I also think that being "unplugged" and spending time with my son and husband and even some "unplugged" time for myself is very important and healthy too.
A hiking day and country drive. Being "unplugged".