Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy
Dec 25, 2009
I woke up thinking of this classic John & Yoko song. So happy to find this one on YouTube.
Here is the Nativity scene that Sophia & built up over Advent, just the way my children and I used to. The first week is stones & crystals, the second plants, the third animals, the fourth, people.
It meant a lot to me this year to have Sophia participate in Advent rituals with me.
And Raven came over on Solstice to help me create the small but meaningful celebration that night, which included putting up the little tree (which I didn't think I was going to do this year.)
Sweetness all around - only a bit was from the chocolate-cherry brownies.
This morning I finished a long-on-the-needles pair of socks. YAY!
That's Opal in my basic pattern for self-striping sock yarn. As usual, I've done cuff-tops, heels and toes in solid color. This time, orange heels and purple toes, cuffs.
Aestlight is coming along nicely, though I did have to run into RiverWools for moral support when I had to rip back not long after starting the Birdseye Lace part. And I am still determined that this not be yet another UFO!
Professor's wife, mother of four, zannma to two. Grew up in Coral Gables, Florida, transplanted to Indiana at age 40, where I saw my first snow and learned to love wool. We homeschooled three of the kids, I helped to create a used bookshop ( Wabash River Books 1996-2005)and became an online bookseller. I started this blog to share my mid-life artwork (primarily fiber), poetry and creative explorations. On March 18,2006 my 20 year-old son Patrick died...and my world irrevocably changed.
I've just turned sixty-one. Life still seems very beautiful and sweet and sad. I'm in the 5th year of co-hosting a monthly poetry reading at a local coffee house, closed another bookshop this year, still feeling I'm standing in liminal space.Right now my urge is to resist commitments & just breathe, write, make art.