I finally figured it out. The light clicked on. The A-ha moment when I figured out how to change colors of thread while working on a project without having the color change look like shit. I’ve read the directions and seen it done and had it shown to me and just couldn’t do it. This morning I tried it on a baby blanket I’m crocheting and it worked. Now I just hope I retain that knowledge.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here. The tree is up, most of the gifts wrapped. The tree looks delish this year. I went with all purple and silver and it turned out really nice. My orchids are almost all in bloom and they make the kitchen look so spring like.
So as I look out of my kitchen window and look at the snow-covered black hole in the back yard, these lovelies draw my eye and I am captivated by the colors and the beauty of them all over again. Given a choice, I would opt to never get cut flowers again. I’d rather have a live Orchid that will bloom over and over.
I’ve been especially busy cleaning out rooms while I have the energy to do them. I’ve gotten all of my side of the basement done. Now I need to keep working on bring the stuff down from upstairs. I figure if I do a little bit each day, that room can be ready to paint within the week. Not that I’m going to paint it within a week, mind you. But it will be ready for me when I am.
Oh, and I got a lovely surprise in the mail. Some yummy glass from a friend. I’m not sure what it is, but I can’t wait to try it.
I’m off to give the bedroom a good going over and to finish the laundry. I just love Mondays. Always too much that didn’t get done over the weekend. Have a wonderful afternoon all. Don’t work as hard as I intend to.