I did it! My first multi-colored crocheted granny square, as I promised in the previous post. Yes....it does appear a little lumpy, and if you look close, you'll probably find more than a few mistakes...but it's my first and I just love it! I'm going to make gobs in that three color combo for a coverlet on our bed. The bed has an old faded lavender chenille spread, and I think this is just what it needs to give it some zip.
I got up this morning to the most lovely surprise. I've been responding to the journal entries of Deanne Fitzpatrick, a rug hooker whose work has inspired me for some time. Deanne had a give-away that was a little different than most I've seen on blogs. She wrote very thought provoking journal entries daily. People were encouraged to respond to these, and as a result their names were put in a pot for the winnings, which I believe is a basket of goodies from Deanne's studio. Well, I just got so into checking in daily because these posts really made me think. We discussed art, life, food (recipes....yum), generosity, and many other topics. She is going to continue this project, so you may want to pop in and do a little writing. I plan on continuing because it became more than a drawing for me, it made me write which is something I plan on doing more of......which leads me to.....
This will be my last post for maybe a month. I am having a very inconvenient, but needed foot surgery tomorrow which will keep me off my feet for the most part of a month. Even though I won't be posting, I'll be sure to check in with friends to see what's going on. I plan on using this forced time of reclusion to do lots of writing, sketching (used to do this all the time, but life got in the way), crocheting, reading, and watching movies. Sounds terrible doesn't it? Actually, I'm glad to get this procedure taken care of because it has caused me a lot of pain over the past year.
So, even if you don't hear much from me for awhile, I'll be checking in with you. As soon as I get my basket from Deanne, I'll be posting pictures of my winnings. Please check into her site. Her work is wonderful, and the journal entries are well worth taking the time to at least think about, even if you don't feel a need to respond.