Sunday, January 8, 2012

Old Zinnia

 I found a zinnia from a long ago summer pressed between the pages of a knitting book.
 I straightened a stack of books (cute ones).
 I bought a six dollar toadstool (on the left!) at a discount store.
 I thought about ripples.
 I slept fitfully.  Every time I turned . . . ouch. 
 I drank coffee from a blue cup.
 I'm making a lanyard for my school ID card.
I drew a dolly.  
Even though it's snow-mushy on the sidewalks.  I think I need to move around more.  What if I HAD to sit?  I wouldn't WANT to.  
Sometimes when I think I need a nap, I really need a walk.  
See you soon, fairies (that's you!)


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I just found a beautiful little autumn leaf in a book I haven't picked up in a year or two. So lovely to find it there, perfectly preserved.

I'm feeling very nappy right now ... maybe I should take a walk? I love walks, but sometimes I need motivation ...

Hope you have a swell week!


Anonymous said...

Loving your colourful yarn work PP! :) Have a good week, xx

Jayne said...

Knitting a lanyard? What a brilliant idea! My I.D. card for work is on a horrible metal chain, it's been swinging on that chain for eight years. I'm going to knit myself a new lanyard, so I always have a little bit of home with me at work!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

So many fun things! I love Susan Branch...I have all of her cookbooks...but you've got me beat with some of the other smaller books!

Betty said...

Colourful knitting and more of your lovely drawing. I like your new toadstool too. No snow here, it feels like Spring. Church was fun today, My sign language has got good enough to sign a couple of hymns, a new way of expressive worship. Have a great week. Bettyx

Happy@Home said...

So many cute and fun things here today. The picture of the little girl sleeping surrounded by angels ... sigh! Precious. Your little illustration is also precious.
I knew I needed a walk today, but settled for starting a new book instead. Now I'm feeling a bit guilty. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

Bonnie said...

I don't know which I liked better; your dolly drawing or the illustration of the baby sleeping with the three angels watching over her. So cute!!!

ann said...

So much happy color in your life.

Shey said...

who's that precious baby with the most beautiful blue eyes?? =D Love the mushrooms! Can you make me one lanyard? hehehe Mmmh coffee, seriously I need to buy me a coffee maker for my classroom...and one for my house, oh and some coffee to make too!

Sara said...

Lovely happenings around your house. What a darling toadstool you acquired. I don't know Susan Branch but I can tell from the book spines I would love what I would see inside!

wayside wanderer said...

Wonderful things going on at your home! What a fun surprise to find a little bit of summer squeezed away.

Lisa Richards said...

Love your new "flower child" mushroom! Your lanyard yarn is so colorful and jazzy!

I also love the baby and angels. Reminds me of my grandbaby!

Your drawings always amaze me. So much personality in your folks!

It's late! Time for bed!

Blessings on you and yours!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You are so joyful..thanks for sharing your the stack of books, the toadstool just makes you smile..I think I need to do some more whimsy around my house
Have a great week.

Fat Dormouse said...

So, did you go for your walk PomPom, or did you just nap?
I love the things that you have been doing...Is the blue cup your favourite? I always prefer coffee from my favourite mug. Somehow I think it tastes different!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a lovely post! It's full of fun. I love Susan Branch and I know you get hours of pleasure and lots of drawing inspiration from your stack of books. Your crochet is so cheerful. I'm sure it makes you smile every time you pick it up.

Hope you have a wonderful school week! I'm volunteering in my favorite kindergarten class for the next two days. I have't seen those little cuties since Christmas so I'm sure they'll be full of stories for me!

Sherry @A Happy Valentine

Alex LS said...

I Hope you are ok PomPom! Sleep well next time!Keep doing your wonderful drawings too.
I love your blue cup, I am in love with blue - anything! - especially real, blue butterflies.
I would send a little group of them fluttering over the Pond to you, but they're all asleep this time of year!
Winter wishes,

Attic Clutter said...

He he
oh YOU CRACK ME up Pom.. your pics are so cute --love all the drawings you make.. OK I am going to post this on my Face BOOK page if its ok.. I LOVE IT!! SO true~
Pom-Pom said:

Everyone is attention starved these days. We need billboards that say, "Tune in to the real people that are RIGHT THERE with you! Get off the phone!"

Attic Clutter said...

well you sure have a good attitude(:)
NOW I want that little bears house ~!!!! (:)Have to have it~
hugs,glad the sun is out for you~~

Susan B said...

I love all your beautiful photos! They are so pretty and colorful. What you said said about moving around more struck me...what if I had to sit? I wouldn't like that either. Thank you for the inspiration! Have a lovely day.

(Oh, and I like your new toadstool.) :)

A garden just outside Venice said...

Lovely colours and a lot of cheerfulness as usual!
Happy New Year PomPom!
Michela x

libbyquilter said...

i think my favorite photo here is the blue cup. such a unique angle and what a beautiful shade of blue.

i had no idea there were so many Susan Branch books. love her style~!

i hope you are well and wish you more restful sleep.


The dB family said...

I had a walk and a nap today. I still can't shake the headachey sleepiness. Your post reminds me of springtime. The bright and pretty colours of all the new flowers making their appearance.