Maybe I'm getting it out of the way, so the rest of the month will be awesome? I hope?
Anyway, there are still so many wonderful things in my life... and so--instead of sitting around and moaning, instead of eating too much ice cream, and in honor of the good things that are happening--I bring you this post! :)
Things that Make Me Happy
Tackling new knitting projects.
|Organizing my yarn unearthed four skeins of this wonderful yarn...|
It's so soft and cozy, and I plan for this to be a shawl.
...At the rate I'm going, it'll be done in ten years.
Living in a place where sometimes the sun shines when it's raining.
|Cincinnati: where you have to remember your sunglasses|
even when it calls for thunderstorms all day.
Playing around with bottle caps. (I suppose this one is a bit of a no-brainer, given some of my previous entries. *grin*)
This image came as one of the many cut-outs in the Klutz
bottle cap book that I was using.
Going through bead catalogs and letting my imagination play with different ideas and combinations--without spending a dime!
|This? Is the Fire Mountain Gem tome of knowledge--er, I mean, catalog.|
Looking at the sun dance in the trees, the wonderful view from my craft room window. (It never gets old.)
|Summer sunrise--gold and green.|
Listening to music on my new CD player/cassette deck/record player. I bartered for it from a friend... For $20 and a gear collar necklace, this beauty is mine--all mine! My friend even included a giant stack-o-records (vinyls?) in the deal!
|Isn't she a beauty?|
|Music! The Beatles. Frank Sinatra. Duke Ellington. |
Peter, Paul, and Mary. Olivia Newton John. Aerosmith.
The Music Man soundtrack.
Now I just need to get my grubby hands on some recordings
I remember from when I was little.
...And, last but not least... tinkering with new jewelry components.
|It's my name!|
These were made with the Tim Holtz
alphabet stick-epoxy sticker-charm set.
...I hope everyone is doing well. Now that I've reminded myself of some of the happy parts of July, I'm looking forward to a beautiful August!