“Un”car Crafting Tuesday

So for the second Tuesday in a row I’ve done ZERO car crafting.  But I did get some things done today…

  • Scored a heck of a lot of crochet thread from the thrift store for the wee price of $4. (This was a dual effort, might I add.  One of my best friends always has me in mind on her thrift store outings and picked up some of this thread for me. Ironically…I went there after she did without knowing it and found the rest. Score!) Looking forward to crocheting some jewelry with it.
  • Went to pick up my library holds and found that I had put lots of fun books on hold that I completely forgot about. Can’t wait to dig in!!!
  • Finished two little baby hats for a woman in France who used to work with Michael. She just had twin girls. I happened to have two balls of alpaca bamboo yarn in girly-girl colors that I had know idea what I would ever do with. Those hats made it disappear nicely, I’d say.
  • Had coffee with my German friend at her house and listened to her talk on the phone to her mom. I soaked up a lot of German, of which I understood nothing but loved listening to her speak.
  • Got to speak with my own mom later on the phone and as always that made me very happy.
  • Held my girlfriend’s newborn baby boy in my arms and swayed him to sleep.  I am always amazed when I see a newborn…how tiny and alien-like they seem.  This precious little bundle came into the world on the same day his great-grandmother passed away.  Looking into his eyes I felt so humbled and small, for there was a fierceness in his gaze, like he’s seen this world before. Although he was so new and fragile, he already seemed so wise and brave.
  • Went to a meeting for work tonight and got to talk afterwards with two amazing women that work with me.  Listening to their personal stories, I again was humbled and inspired by what we as women are capable of achieving as mothers, providers, creators, collaborators.  Their stories are too personal to share here, but what I can tell you is this…whenever I am having a hard day or am faced with a challenge that seems insurmountable, I will surely remember their grace and their strength.  I love learning life lessons when I least expect it!!
  • Wore my hippie hat today and it kept my head warm in the wet, dreary weather.  I finished this hat a few weeks ago and whenever I wear it, Michael kids me and asks me where my dreads are.  OK…admittedly the hat came out a bit bigger than I thought it would, but I wear it anyways.

Time to fall into bed with a book from my stash.

Happy reading, happy crafting, happy days to you all.

  One thought on ““Un”car Crafting Tuesday

  1. Fran
    March 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I love the HAT 🙂
    See you again soon

  2. March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Score on the yarn! I got to pick up two crafting books that I’d put on hold ages ago. Love that! You look so cute in your hat.

  3. Becky
    March 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    You’re right, all those colors make such a well-rounded group. The mini hats came out adorable! xo

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