Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Nature gives us grand lessons on this idea. That's why I love spring. So much is happening that the eye doesn't see, but we KNOW it's happening. So, we're not concerned that after our winter season, nothing will come back.
Many times it's not easy to discern that someones' confidence is growing, that fear is subsiding, that compassion has started to bud, that patience is gaining a foothold, that practice is paying off, that latent talents are ready to bloom. But we KNOW it's happening. So we can look forward to the fruits of that progress.
Laying aside judgement... cherishing what's possible...knowing and loving what's already true... that's some serious mental exercise!
Monday, March 30, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
I've got a young plant doing quite well at the other end of the house, getting all light from the east windows.
And then I must rejoice in the pretty purple blooms of my African Violets. This one has been blooming away!
Now my other violet went into a dormant phase, so I started sweet talking to it to coax a new shoot of blooms. I'd like to think that it appreciated the love, and has finally sent up new buds. These are a deep purple and are so pretty when they open. Anxiously awaiting.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The knitting needles, which are holding the slow-moving lacy scarf, are laying motionless, waiting for me to return. Maybe soon I'll return...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Hmmm....what do I cast on next... while the lacy scarf is still in progress?
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I was able to take pictures of my progress pretty easily during the first hour, but as we got into the 2nd hour, I was barely keeping up with the instruction and had no time to snap a photo. The details we were to paint were taught quickly... furiously. I'll share a few pics of the progress and the final piece.
Monday, March 16, 2015
At first, I didn't think it would be necessary, but now I'm convinced that I will need to put a finished edge around it, perhaps a crocheted edge. I won't have too much yarn left over, but I should have enough white.