Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Promises Kept ...

Hello friends.  You may be wondering why I haven't posted a note for nearly a month.  There is no need to worry or be concerned.  (You are so kind to have sent notes recently asking.)  I haven't walked away from my love papers, flowers, ribbons and more .. to be honest, it's simply because I've been too busy.  Before you ask, "Too busy?  How can you set aside your papers, stamps, buttons and all for an entire month?!"

I've been keeping some promises.

I promised myself some time spent getting back in touch with crocheting.  Something my mother taught me many many years ago.  I've been spending hours in front of the fire with my hooks and my yarns.  I just finished a beautiful lace shawl which will be a Christmas gift for a dear family member.  Created in a soft plum color, it has a gorgeous open weave pineapple pattern and I learned two new stitches along the way.

Next, I promised my son I would paint his bedroom.  His previous color was what I would refer to as "nursery yellow" - not appropriate for a young man of 10 years old.  He selected "Natural Hemp" by Martha Stewart and I must admit he has a wonderful eye for color.  It's a deep rich shade of taupe that looks striking with the antique white trim.

I also promised my husband that we would host Thanksgiving.  Laughter, chatter, football, and plenty of wonderful foods filled our day.  Another family celebration consumes my time this weekend - I look forward to seeing some of my brothers soon.

Life will be slowing down soon and days will return to normal.  I will be back to creating, posting, and visiting all of your wonderful blogs next week.  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. So nice to hear from you Joanne!!! And very happy to hear you've been enjoying those promises. Take care; can't wait to see more of your amazing work ;)

  2. It is such a blessing, to 'pull back' a little from the computer, and re-connect with family, and ourselves. It sounds like you've had a lovely time this past month. No need to make apologies to anyone, but it is lovely to 'hear' from you!

  3. I'm glad to hear that you are ok and have been taking care of things at home. I've missed you :o) But I totally understand. Sometimes we just have to put some things aside and take care of other things. I'd love to see a photo of that shawl you stitched up. Sounds gorgeous. One of these days we will have to get together so you can teach me some of the beautiful crochet patterns that you have been doing.

  4. So Glad to see your doing well and enjoying life.. I have been dabbling in a little crocheting my self.. I would love to see some photos of what you have made!!

    Hugs, Linda

  5. Sounds like you've had a wonderful time being creative in different ways ... Glad all is well

  6. Nice to hear from you again ! Family matters and promises indeed take first place !I would love to see a picture of that shawl !

    Hugs, Rosa

  7. Good on you for getting in and getting some of your projects done Joanna. Looking forward to seeing your creations when you get back to the papercraft.