Today is a day of ‘changes’…the first ‘change’ came when I was looking in a mirror, brushing my hair and noticed that my left ear lobe looked dirty. Upon closer inspection I discovered that Nature has a sense of humor: no, my ear lobe wasn’t dirty…it has now acquired about 6-7 freckles or (sigh) ‘age spots’! Is there no justice in the world? AGE SPOTS ON MY EAR LOBES??? How strange! I realize that I’m slowly creeping up on 60 (in about 10 months), but really now…what a strange place for age spots! I could put it off to the fact that I’ve been out in the sun more lately; perhaps one of my medications could be adversely affected by the sun, I AM fair skinned and freckle easily…those excuses work, don’t they? Of course I’ve seen a few beginning to display themselves on the backs of my hands but never thought about ‘other places’. OK, I’ve decided: I’m going to call them FRECKLES!!! Oh well, I hear you: “Get on with your life! There are much bigger things to worry and fret over!” Just thought that was a rather odd discovery…
Today also saw the completion of afghan #7 (6 here, one in Ghana) for The Ghana Project! Let’s see… that would make a total of 210 squares altogether. My dear friend “Momma’s” contributions of her crocheted and knit squares made big inroads on the last two afghans completed. I’ve decided that I’m going to take a brief break from knitting (to let my right index finger and elbow rest) and attempt to complete an embroidery project started about 3 years ago. At one time, while teaching Embroidery to young girls at our homeschool ‘hometeam’, I began this piece to use as an example of using your talents to create your own designs. The piece is three quarters done and consists of a large floral heart with varied flowers and fruits made up of a large variety of embroidery stitches. In the center of the heart I want to write, in script: “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. It will make a nice wall hanging or pillow, haven’t decided which yet. It needs to be DONE! (It’s been residing behind my recliner dropping hints every once in awhile: “Hey! Remember me? It wouldn’t take too long to just finish me!”…do your half-done crafts ever call to you???) Perhaps after that project is done I might also take a brief foray and finish couch pillow #4’s knitted front: a large red heart. That shouldn’t take more than a day to knit; I have several patterns for hearts, just haven’t settled on ‘THE one’ yet. There are patterns for one large heart, four small hearts, a small heart within a larger heart, a large heart inside a box/frame…too many choices! We’ll see when I get to that point, but for now my knitting hands are resting.
That’s my day, so far…who knows what other ‘surprises’ lie in store for me today!
Enjoy your day and don’t let ‘little brown spots’ get you down!