Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Mitten and a Good Book

 I bought the pattern and fabric for my Easter dress yesterday.  It's turquoise (light) with coral roses and some dots.  I ordered turquoise things to wear with it (long sleeve shirt and leggings) and a pair of ballet pink Vans.  I wish to look Easter-y and celebratory for the grands and if upon completion I find myself rather ridiculous, I'll simply add bunny ears and call it good.  I also bought this bright wool because I have been in the mood for mitten-making. 
One of the books that I am still reading is Moon's Apprenticeship with Jesus.  It's a 30 day endeavor.

Each day I fill a page of a medium-size Moleskin.  I am on Day #11 now, but here is page #5.  It's all working toward the final completion of my personal Rule of Life.
Bill and I are leaving soon to enjoy our walk, walk, walking.  I am going out to lunch with our Jenny today (and Sam and Plum Cake).  I woke up way too early so a nap is in order, too.
I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along.  Pop over and read the posts if you have time.  Even if you don't mess about with yarn, it's still fun to see what other people are reading, don't you think so?

24 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like a lovely book! I love the journaling. I have been doing a lot more of it lately.

Alina said...

Love this coral color!

Julia said...

Your mitten pattern on 2 needles is interesting. I have use the standard 3 needle pattern with a spare needle. I think you better be careful like the pattern says because everyone will ask you to knit them a pair, lol.
I love your artsy entries in your Moleskin journal. You have a beautiful style.
We're having a light snow falling and it will turn to rain as the temperature rises.
Have a great day PomPom.
Hugs,
JB

Angela said...

Cannot wait to see your outfit! Pretty yarn color!

magsmcc said...

My notebooks generally start in July because a friend buys me one every year for my birthday, wonderful, wonderful soul that she is. But it is very empty thus far, which is sad. I must open it up and doodle too. Is the dance outfit in the cartoon your new Easter dress? I do love your preparations!

Danette Bartelmay said...

So THERE'S your beautiful, bright colored mitten!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
Can't wait to see them all done up.
And I'm very excite to see you in all your Easter finery {personally, I'm hoping for the addition of the bunny ears as well}.
Thank you for sharing a snippet of your lovely journal... I'm quite moved.
Happy Day Dear One,
Danette

Farm Girl said...

I love that color of yarn, and I love your description of your new outfit for Easter.
It is a good book, I like seeing what you write about.
I hope you have a lovely walk. Congrats on your 1000th post! I never could get my comment thing to work yesterday. My computer is acting up.
I always enjoy your pictures. I hope you have a lovely day.

Henny Penny said...

I used to look forward to getting a new Easter outfit every year. Haven't had one in years. Your's sounds pretty! Still have not bought the fabric for my Dottie Angel dress yet!

elizabeth said...

I know about needing a nap at times and walking is very good for one! lovely mittens! hope the dress is beautiful!

ML Brinkley said...

Pom Pom -- you make me giggle! I look forward to seeing the frock -- it sounds very springy and celebratory! Love the mittens -- I was thinking of taking knitting lessons this summer but alas, I found out just this morning that the store has closed down permanently. Well, I will just have to look at your lovely pics! I like your journal and I am going to start one today myself for my eating "issues". Wish me luck!

Happyone said...

Your outfit sound delightful. : )
I'm glad you are enjoying your walking!!

TexWisGirl said...

you are so cute and creative. :) bless your joyful soul.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your dress is going to be beautiful! I hope that you enjoy wearing it. Your mitten yarn is a lovely colour isn't it! xx

happywonderer.com said...

Ha! You have a great attitude for life and living. Good for you.

Granny Marigold said...

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours so I'm sure to like your dress.

Hope your walk was fun. Mine was.

Julie said...

Lovely yarn colour there Pom Pom. Gosh your journalling is beautiful ... an artwork in itself. I am envious of you having a wee nana nap .. I would love one myself today but the builders are hammering away so I might be asking a bit much x x

Wood Fairy said...

I like the way you are using your book to focus your writing and drawing, it's a lovely creative thing to be doing - your moleskin journal is going to be beautiful. The dress sounds pretty, and the vans too. It's turned very cold here but I am checking out the bluebell progress this weekend - I think there will be green shoots but no flowers yet. Betty

Nancy McCarroll said...

You are one busy bunny. Can't wait to see your dress with teal accessories. Pink vans, too!

Gumbo Lily said...

Sewing an Easter dress makes me think of your mom. Do I remember right that your mom sewed you an Easter dress each year? Fun! I love a new dress, but I don't have one yet.

Your knitting looks fun. I like to read about all you knitters and your projects.

Happy Reading and thinking and journaling!

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Your colors, your joy for life, your drawings...what can I say, but they just delight my soul and lift my spirits. Now I can't wait to see your dress. I know the grands will enjoy it also. Now if my journaling could look like that!

Unknown said...

Oh dear Pom Pom, you are a bucket of joy! Thanks for telling me about your writing and walking with me today!!! 💜

GretchenJoanna said...

That quote from St. Seraphim is written on the icon of him in my church. I see it every week :-)

I admire you for sewing and knitting! I am planning to join a knitting group starting next Thursday, taught by our priest intern's wife, who is Norwegian. *Finally* getting back to the knitting as I've been wanting to for years. You inspire me!

Lisa Richards said...

Your Mary Poppins reminded me, I watched Saving Mr. Banks AGAIN last night. It's one of those you need to watch more than once to discover new meanings.

I do admire folks who can knit more than a scarf (like me). :) I hope to get to mittens someday.

I've started the Apprenticeship book, but got sidetracked. I would do a much better job of journaling if I had your handwriting!! Facebook has shut me out, so maybe it's a sign I need to do more reading and writing and less FBing? ;)

Enjoy your walking and napping and knitting and journaling. Love the Moleskine page!

Lisa Richards said...

Can't wait to see the Easter dress!

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