Of course you noted that the post title is 3/4 of 2017. That is because 2017 is 3/4 through and I am making plans for the final quarter of the year. First up is this project: I have been “working” on it for 6 months (and that does not count how long it has been… Continue reading 1512.75
My yoga instructor is reading The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. This week’s yoga practice was based on one of the pillars in that book, forgiveness. On the yoga mat, this involved a lot of twisting and softening. In my reflections, this led me to consider the bitchy e-mail I received… Continue reading Forgiveness
Six Sweet Pea Pods, say that quickly more than once, are done and circling together on my table. Today’s completion is brought to you courtesy of Joan Hawley’s Craftsy class, Zippered Bags with a Twist. My technique was to watch a video segment then make that part of the project (x6), lather, rinse and repeat.… Continue reading Sweet!
Today’s finish is place mats. Each place mat has 3 shirts on it, from a pattern by Carolyn Friedlander. All the plaid and stripe fabrics are rescued from shirts at various resale shops in my area. Is it a concern that I found myself eyeballing men’s shirts at a recent event and thinking how… Continue reading Twelve Shirts!
Hooray! I finished this Mini Tiny Dancer. The colorful triangles come from the scraps of an earlier Mini Tiny Dancer. Here is the earlier one, for contrast AND this new one is done in time for the 3rd quarter of Finish A Long 2017. Here is my commitment blog… Continue reading A Tiny Finish
Yoga was directed by the word allow. My instructor said this had to do with allowing one’s body to move into new positions and to allow for possibility. My immediate response was that my week had much to do with resistance. As I spent time on my mat, I thought about this disconnect. I participated… Continue reading Allow?
This was our yoga word of the day. Our instructor used it to think about entering a position, perhaps starting the movement slowly, pausing, and then trying to go further. I found it to have multiple meanings for my yoga practice. Someone in class is a noisy breather. I needed to have patience with that.… Continue reading Patience