Some random things.
I’m often making things (photographs, pieces of writing, bread, cookies) but about two weeks ago, I had this incredible
urge knowing to work with yarn. I crocheted a washcloth. Its edges are uneven as I wasn’t paying close attention to the end stitches. But it’s striped. And I love it. Yesterday I bought my first pair of circular needles. Not a big deal to many, but a huge deal to me. My friend taught me how to purl. I’m quite pleased with myself. And I’m making these.
Two dear friends recommended this book to me back in September. It’s pretty amazing. Read it. I borrowed it from the library but plan to buy my own copy. There’s a section toward the end of the book (I won’t go into details because I don’t want to spoil it for you) that I must.have.with.me. The book is worth buying on its own. But that one part (if you read it, you’ll know what I mean)… Also (recent for me) good reads are this and totally this.
With the chilly, autumn weather settling in, I’m wanting to bake things apple and pumpkin. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. I plan to try this cake over the weekend. Looks good, yes?
I’ve had a little something published in each of the issues of Mabel magazine this past year. In the upcoming Issue No. 4 (with a theme of “What’s Next?”) I’m very pleased to be sharing a few photographs of mine. Issue No. 4 is available for pre-order through tomorrow, Friday October 30th; you can pre-order for a discounted price by clicking right here.
Social media continues to perplex me. I tried Facebook but never really liked it. Twitter, forget it. Instagram…well, I do like that one. But, even there, I find that I need to set boundaries for myself. It’s too easy to get caught up in the whirl of likes and followers and who’s doing what. I enjoy the creative community that gathers there, I really do. But I also know that I need to go lightly. This article by Pixie and this one by Alexandra are two posts that resonate deeply. You might enjoy them too.
Lastly, I’m excited for the upcoming Gratitude Week that I’m hosting November 9-15. You can read full details and sign up for my (free) gratitude love notes by clicking here.
Wishing you goodness in your days. Serious goodness. And if things are feeling heavy, well then I also wish you a little ease and a little light.
Sending a little love your way, m