It is Saturday morning. Weekend mornings are my favorite time of the week. My household is asleep. They are traditionally my quiet time. I can do what I want with no interruptions unless our dog wakes up and needs to go out. By now I have been awake for almost an hour and a half. Outside the neighborhood is slowly coming to life. I can hear the activity on the main road a block away.The sun is well on its way to rising and waking the world. It is shining over my back from an open space between the curtains. There is a gentle crispness in the air that announces the changing of the season from Summer to Fall. It is beautiful. My house is quiet except for the sounds of the refrigerator/freezer running and the clicking of the keyboard as I type. It is peaceful and refreshing. There is time for prayer and reflection.
Some mornings I take time for a cup of tea; read a book or knit or crochet. Not so today.Today, as I do on many weekends, I have chosen to use this precious time doing an assortment of tasks on the computer.A favorite site has been explored for knitting patterns with which I am not familiar. Some have been added to my list of Things to Make.I have checked the dashboard on one of my blogs. There are no comments to answer. Email has been checked. There are no messages requiring my immediate attention. A new widget has been added to this site and has been considered for another blog. I will wait a while before making the final decision about adding it.
In a few minutes I will take a break from the computer to check on the laundry. Then I will take time to work on one of my blogs. It is one of my favorite things to do. My readers and users depend on it being current to meet their needs. It is also part of my way to return a bit of what I have received from the community of fiber artists who so greatly enrich my world.
By the time my family awakens I will have been refreshed.
It is hard to imagine that I am up and awake at this hour. Normally I prefer to be in bed asleep long before now. It has been a busy few days since my last post here.
The new washing machine was delivered on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the time it was scheduled to do so. It works wonderfully. There has been a lot of laundry done this weekend thanks in part to its presence in our home. That combined with my Fall Cleaning mood has meant a very busy weekend. The house has been de-cluttered so much that it has been worth the time and effort.
I have been struggling with the lack of progress on the gift for my friend who lost her child this past summer. The crocheting is easy. The hard part of the process is that when I work on it, I sense her sorrow and pain. This might sound totally crazy to some people, but it is the truth. Of course, she is in my prayers daily, but she is even more so when I am making her gift. At this time, it is only 1/4 of the completed. My goal is to have it completely made and ready to give to her by the middle of October. It will just take a bit of self discipline to do so.
I have spent my knitting time in the past few days making coasters and dishcloths. I find these to be wonderfully relaxing items to make. I will post pictures of them later this week.
My treat to myself for the past two days has been lots of computer time. It has mostly come in the form of adding patterns to Dish and Wash Cloth Mania. Last year I promised to have an ample supply of Holiday related links to patterns listed on the site. Hopefully there are plenty this year.
The weekend has finally arrived! It is my weekend off. Actually it is my day off since I volunteered to work on Sunday. My shift is short a nurse and we can use the money. None the less, it is the weekend, which means we can sleep in late if we want. Naturally, I am up early after being up late last night. That is fine with me because it means quiet time without anyone awake in my household. These precious minutes will be spent updating my two knitting and crocheting blogs and trying to catch up on email. This is a rare treat.
Three sets of knitting needles have the beginnings of squares for the Rebuilding Greensburg Project on them. They will all be in my knitting bag when we go out to do errands later today. This way I can finish them off while my wonderful husband drives. One of my goals for the weekend is to complete them and start making a couple more.
This is going to sound crazy to some people, but I have two sites related to my passion of making dish and wash cloths. I did this partly because of a gut feeling about the need to do so. Another reason is that I don;t know how to load pictures on WordPress and I do at the other location.
As you can tell, I changed the appearance of this Blog again. The way it looks now suits me better for some unknown reason.
Life has been an adventure this week. Nothing too serious. There was a short trip to the Emergency Room for a child to have what we suspect to be a spider bite examined. Thankfully, it does not appear to have been from a poisonous one. There seem to be no lasting effects at this time.