As much as I love the spring, summer and fall, winter is a beautiful season all its' own. Being inside more has some advantages. The kids and I get schoolwork done without the yearning to go outside (well, not as much as the warmer months, anyway) and inside amusements take front seat. I've been working on a beautiful piece, The Marriage of Minds, by The Drawn Thread.
I began this piece several years ago hoping to get it done by our 20th (I think) anniversary. That didn't happen. I can't remember why I put it away. It was either because we were moving or a new baby was on the way; could have been both! But whatever the reason, I just didn't reach my goal.
Luckily, I had it all together tucked away in a cabinet. Every time I went into the drawer that I kept it in, I felt the need to take it out and work on it. I finally took it out a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it all over again.
I hope to have it done for our 29th anniversary in August. Because there are many different stitches along with standard cross stitch, it is a delight to work on and is keeping my attention.
However, my eye wanders and soon I look beyond what I'm working on and snatch up projects for the future! I bought a few during an on-line sale, a few at a LNS once a year sale and (gasp) a few more today at another LNS that are not pictured because she had to order them. I think I'm pretty set for awhile...lol... I do my "fun stuff" at night once I'm done with reading to the kiddies, schoolwork, and the usual workings of family life. I recently finished reading The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge. Wonderful, insightful book. I really like her writing anyway, and this book did not disappoint. I look forward to starting Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym. It promises to be a delightful, comical story and I'm really in the mood for something light and funny!
I made some loose granola today. It is really good! I'm looking forward to sprinkling some on top of my morning yogurt!
At the same time, I made granola bars that are half gone, already. Scrumptious! These are so much healthier and tastier than store bought, not to mention cheaper.
Hope your weekend is a good one!