Although my felted heart garland is still hanging in my living room, Spring and Easter preparations officially began yesterday. It's been a few weeks since the sounds of clicking needles has been present in the house, I knew it was just a matter of time, rest and the right inspiration and motivation to get things rolling again. I think what really motivated me was a little friend of C's birthday present request for a "knitted bag that would hold a book" (party next week!), but really these little eggs that were posted on Rhythm of the Home's Celebration section were in the back of my head since I first saw them and were truly what kept things clicking yesterday. I'm not sure how many more I'm going to pump out but they are so rewarding and I can't stop loving the colours. I've joined an Easter/Spring Swap at Through the Eyes of a Yak, and there is a good chance that some more of these eggs might make it into that basket.
The bag that I am working on is a Lion Brand free pattern at their website called Strap Bag. It'll be my first official knitting/felting project and I look forward to how it turns out. Already I'll be making some alterations to the pattern to make it suitable for a 3 year old. I am pleased to say that all this knitting, eggs included, is from yarn already sitting around at home.
Other WIPs: Of course there is my quilt that I was blasting through only a couple of weeks ago which has not moved since I neatly folded it up in anticipation of my next chunk of sewing time. I'm hoping that time is this weekend. And of course there is the Juice Caboose. I just purchased the trailer that I hope to transform into a mobile juice and smoothie bar. This weekend I am hosting a little smoothie sampler party for a few close friends to settle on a starting menu and more importantly, help me set some pricing and other administrative tasks.
And naturally the most important WIP - Me. It's been a couple of weeks since I completed the 21 Day Mental Diet of being only positive and I'm happy to report some interesting observations since. I noticed that in those 21 Days of being positive, the times of frustration or anger that needed to be instantly reversed to positive were always about the same things. From the end of the challenge I made this observation and an interesting thing happened - I got obsessed about fixing and figuring out those things that caused me frustration and anger. From there, I seemed to lose my overall positivity. A little bummer but I picked up on it quite quickly and am making amends to continue my positive lifestyle. Truly it is so much more worth it to face things positively. My current and most important affirmation that is assisting me through this is "All my relationships are harmonious". The good news is, like everything else in my life, I will figure these things out too... when the time is right.
And that's that. What are you all eggcited about these days? Suzanne