Friday, September 21, 2007
Here are just a few of my blessings this week.
Thank you to everyone for visiting and leaving me such delicious comments. I cannot always find email addresses so I can send you a thank you. So, if you don’t hear from me, it’s not because I’m ignoring you.
The “Prayers for Our World” Project
As each name comes in and their prayer flag made, I feel blessed with your trust in Kristie and me to do this for those you love and worry over. There is still time to add names.
Mortimer, so named by my husband, is a Black-chinned Hummingbird that lives in our yard and buzzes my husband’s ear until the sprinkler is turned on so he can play. My husband took this photo of our friendly hummingbird on Wednesday in the backyard.
Creative Crafty Authors
I am very appreciative of the sewing and craft book authors out there who write wonderful books sharing their innovative patterns, instructions, and ideas. Because I’ve collected so many of these books, I made a rule for myself back in January that I have to make at least three things from each craft book or magazine I buy.
My goal has been more than met with Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects. I have been participating in the year-long In Stitches Sew-Along since January. Each month a project from the book is posted at the blogs of co-hosts Kelli and Finnyknits. You can see all the projects to date on Flickr.
I've also met my self-imposed three-item rule using Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects . My husband took this picture of me with Lotta’s Yoga Mat Tote I made the other day to match my yoga class bag. There is a Flickr group for this book, too.
I’m generally a pretty nice person except when encountering those of questionable mental abilities driving about on the roads and scaring me. This week, instead of yelling “Dufous Butt” (yes, I know that’s not nice and, by the way, I don’t know how one spells “dufous”) and shouting comments about how that year model does indeed come with turn signals, I tried just giving them smiles.
Those wayward drivers didn’t particularly care and some felt I was insulting them—so strange—but I felt much more relaxed and at no time did I have to make up my own curse words ‘cause I ran out of the other ones.
I hope you’ll share your blessings with me to enjoy over the weekend.