I've been weaving away, and decided to add a new little "happy" to one of my shawls.
Notice the three raggedy pompoms? Just enough to add a bit of charm without being silly. Also used the same silk/mohair blend with the pompoms as I use with my shawls. No cheap yarn pompoms on my shawls! Actually it's very cute on. Especially when I wrap it with all three showing in the front.
I like the following picture of another recent shawl. I draped it with a tote I made about 20 plus years ago.
I needle pointed these sweet little folk art houses from a pattern book of my mom's. The designer is Mary Norden. I then turned the needle pointed piece into a bag. I don't carry it much anymore as I prefer much smaller handbags, but mom and I did several patterns from her book, and this piece has a great amount of sentimental value and love in it. I keep it on the door for memories and inspiration.
Another home "happy" that I recently acquired is this pretty little lemon tree.
I had been wanting one, but thought I would have to wait until spring. Then.... a couple of weeks ago at the grocery, I found that they had brought in a bunch of lemon and lime trees! I was so excited, and brought this one to it's new home. Hope it does well. I've been gently visiting it each morning when I open the blinds with encouraging loving thoughts and words.
And I am very encouraged by the huge turnout in our small/medium town at the Women's March Saturday.
On my right is my very dear friend Katie. We made a perfect marching pair!