Do you want to know the best way to start your day?
Step 1: Pour yourself a cup of coffee. It tastes even better when your husband makes it.
Step 2: Look at your friend's uploads on flickr. Nothing like seeing beautiful images first thing in the morning.
Step 3: Read all the warm and encouraging comments your friends have left on your blog about your new dog.
Step 4: Take your dog for a walk. Enjoy the cold and quiet.
Thank you friends for making my days even better.
I do. Especially when I'm looking around my house through my camera lens. Perfection and real living do not go hand in hand. But really, I'd rather live in a real house than a fake one. At least that's what I tell myself.
It's been a while since I shared a slice of real life here:
Aidan took apart our broken globe and turned it into a fruit bowl. Bet you haven't seen that design idea in a magazine.
Avery and her friends have rediscovered their dolls. It reminds me of when I was in sixth grade and my neighbor and I would play with Barbies after school.
There are far too many projects on our table. The temporary table we put up for Thanksgiving. I wonder if it will stay up until next Thanksgiving. I cleared it off after I took this picture, but it's filling up again.
Sweet Ellen of Growing Gills sent me a few patterns from an old magazine for crocheted jute rugs. George likes them a lot, and he asked me to show him how to crochet when we have some down time. He probably doesn't want me to tell you that, but I'm just way too excited about the prospect of hooking with my husband.
My mom, brother and I have a new photography project this year. Each month, one of us selects a word, and we take pictures prompted by that word. At the end of the month, I put the pictures together in a triptych.
January's word was "weather":
His, hers and mine.
This month's word is "triangle". I've been looking everywhere for triangles. Mostly seeing them in roof lines. Then yesterday I realized my newest project is very triangular:
Oops. I did it again. I just can't seem to get away from crocheted garlands. There are so many possibilities.
I'll post the pattern for the mini pennants next week. A big thanks to Whip Up for sharing my crochet star pattern the other day. I'm always so excited by the surge of traffic to this site when my projects are linked. Then I get nervous and wonder if I can keep the interest of new readers. Yet another dilemma of blogging. I'm lucky to have such simple problems.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend, whether or not you come back!