The main body of the doll sweater is also blocked and dry and ready for the neck and sleeves. I am going to try and finish it by Valentine's Day to give to Rowan. The little colorful piping along the edges will be in green and pink.
|Doll sweater, back (and true to color)|
At our house, February also means Superbowl Sunday. We have a few neighbors and friends over for a potluck bash. With all the basement cleaning efforts this past month, our family room is ready to go and clutter-free for the party! I barely ever see the basement during the party, as I am usually on mom-duty upstairs with the kids. In preparation, I always get our $1 squares board for the adults and prize game board for the kids ready.
This year, each kiddo who attends the party will get a giant Hershey bar wrapped with a special paper (even when I'm sick and sleepless, I can get 'er done.)
Recently, a friend turned me on to a book called Simple Abundance - A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. I've been taking daily dips into the wisdom it provides (albeit, sometimes a little to flowery for my taste but there are still some gems there.) I have started writing daily in my "Gratitude Journal" to help me keep track of the good things in my life, and on each day's reading I highlight a sentence that strikes a chord and is something I want to do or remember. Today, February 1, I highlighted "commit to a weekly creative excursion: a regular, solo rendezvous with your authentic self." In a way, blogging is it's own creative excursion, right? Well, I guess I can check that off my list this week!