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!