i have been wanting to write everyday, but when I sit down to do it, I somehow lack the inspiration. My thoughts are being pulled in so many directions now, that I find it difficult to sit down and put them all down in one place. I can say I have been one busy girl.
On the crafting front, I have been working on making things for next month's Craftywonderland. After reading Stephanie and Abby's description of their experiences, I wasn't sure I really wanted to do it, because, well, although I love making things, I'm not much of a salesperson. I just want my things to speak for themselves. I think it will be very nice to meet some new people, and see other people's work, and that's why I'm doing it. Plus, it gives me an excuse to go visit my sister in Portland (not that I really need one).
So I've been making a bunch of new aprons, and I'm working on making some smaller items as well. We get a very small space there: 4x4, so I'm not going to bother taking any pillows, or if I do, I will only take a few. I'm also going to be making some cards and small patches using the gocco. I already have the screens finished, I just need to sit down and get to work. I'll share of these things with you as I get them done.
I'm also working on my submission for Nichola's Wall of Yarn. It seemed like such a simple project, and yet, I realized I've never really made my own knitting pattern, and it proved to be more of a challenge than I first suspected. I've already had to rip it out twice. The first time was because I was watching a foreign film with subtitles while knitting. I really don't advise this. It's just too much to think about all at once. Of course, I knew that before I started, but we really wanted to watch the movie. I should be finished with my square after this weekend, and I promise to share a photo. I just hope it turns out the way I'm envisioning it in my head.
Meanwhile, Eric has been doing all the work on our garden this year, and he is doing an amazing job. He has planted nearly everything from seed, and he lovingly tends to his little baby vegetables every day. He was walking around bragging the other day, "My thumb is greener than yours" (imagine taunting tone). As much as I hate to admit it, I think he may be right. Just look at this darling lettuce:
I do have a couple of things to share with you. I made three baby bonnets from Amy's pattern. It's really a great pattern. I had so much fun making them, and I can't wait to give them away to some of the special little girls in my life. I have away one of them before I took a picture, but trust me, it was darling. Here are the other two all set to go out to the girls:
I hate that I don't have a little baby to model these for you. They would look so much cuter on a little head.
I still have so much more to write about, but I will save it for later. I hope you all are enjoying your memorial day weekend. I must get back to some sewing.