I think the best thing about this year, though, was the company I kept (and that means you). I am so lucky to have Craft Husband, Erin (who took all the in-focus pictures above), and all my little helpers. That’s not even mentioning the great folks who comment on this blog, kindly buy my patterns, and keep me company while I continuously wrap yarn around that hook. Oh, and I spent a lot of time having fun and goofing off this year. I need to do more of that.
I’m so inspired for the new year…but tomorrow is for resolving. Today is for reveling, and I have a lot to revel in.
Today was, for me, an ordinary day. I woke up worrying about all the things I needed to get done. I looked around and saw a house not quite clean – things that needed to be put away, baseboards that needed to be dusted, curtains that hadn’t seen an iron in who knows when. I realized today was the last day of my vacation, and so, at 11:30 p.m., I would be back on the clock. I packed up my latest crochet project and walked to E’s house. We drove, with her 2+1 little ones, to the pool for swim lesson. And while the older two were in the pool, I accompanied the youngest (“Babes”) into the baby pool. With my jeans rolled up above my knees, we sloshed around the wading pool and giggled. After class, I plucked the second oldest from the pool, wrapped him in a towel, and cuddled him close.
When we got home, we sat on the porch, the kiddos enjoyed nutella and peanut butter sandwiches. I grabbed a Diet Coke and pulled out my crochet project. As I set myself up on the ledge, the eldest said “You know what? This is my idea of fun.”
Mine, too, buddy.
West Virginia turned 150 last week. Happy Birthday, WV! The celebration included the Wheeling Arts Fest, where Craft Husband and I ran into our friend, Michael, and his daughter, Hazel.
I was mesmerized by this kid activity to embroider an owl. The ladies of the National Trail Stitchers made their own kits and patiently helped kiddos learn simple embroidery skills. I was jealous of the teachers and the kiddos alike.
Ms. Hazel even got her dad involved. Always good to see a man with a needle in his hand.
Craft Husband bought a freshly screened commemorative West Virginia zombie birthday t-shirt from the MITCH Collective. Because who doesn’t need more zombie paraphernalia?
Not to be outdone by his impulse buying support of local artists, I bought a great measuring tape bracelet from Iridescence. Am I going to use it to measure spots for future yarn bombs when I don’t have a tape measure in my purse? You betcha.
All the crafty goodness really inspired me to go home and get some serious pattern designing done. So, of course, I went home (after a quick stop off at DQ) and fell immediately asleep. The best-laid plans…