I've been looking at these colored vases all winter long - they've added a bit of color to my life since there has been snow and ice outside since December. Since I've been enjoying looking at them so much, they seemed like they should be added here too.
Did you ever have one of those weeks where nothing was accomplished? I feel like I just lived through it and I'm trying to salvage the last few minutes before the weekend starts. Between my family visiting for a couple days, half day of school for Julia, an appointment in eastern Mass. and a snow school delay, my working hours evaporated. Now it's Friday and I'm frantic.
I did a bit of organization yesterday and posted lots of swatches on this bulletin board - ideas I have been working on for my upcoming book. They’ve been shoved away in a plastic bag, staying neat. But honestly, neat and me don’t work. If it isn’t out where I can see it, develop an idea, visually remember it, then forget it – it might as well not exist. That’s the way I work – I’ve got stuff all around. Most people would think it is clutter. It is so not-Martha == nor sleek post-modern 50’s style. Forget that stuff – it doesn’t work for me. At least I know this and know how to deal with myself – my particular quirks and needs.
Next week is the big week at the Knit Out in Minnesota. (They have finally posted a schedule for anyone who is interested. I’ve got to get stuff ready to fly out on Thursday for the whole weekend. Yikes – presentation at The Textile Center (I hope someone comes). Booksigning at The Yarnery in St. Paul on Friday afternoon (see my sidebar). Other visits to yarn stores in the local area. The Knit Out at the Mall of America on Saturday and Sunday. It should be a fun week.
Then it is back here for Julia’s week of Winter Vacation. Another week evaporates.
I’m feeling rather stressed out about how I can get everything done. I've got a book deadline looming, yarn company and magazine editorials to do and so many projects to design I can't even think about it. Somehow it will all work out. But right now, I can barely imagine how. I’m sure you too feel this way sometime. But at least everyone is healthy and for that I am thankful. The other pieces will fall into place – somehow, some way. My best plan is to make a list and check the stuff off. At least I feel like I accomplished something, checking off the list, that is.
Here’s a photo I took yesterday of some little lambs on top of a bale of hay. They sure love to climb. I can’t believe how fast they are growing. Some of them are positively huge. More are being born each week – although it’s one or two every other day or so. This photo seems to help me put everything in perspective. It will all get done - somehow - some way.
Enjoy your weekend.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.