My wool was in creepy plastic bags, smushed into a large basket stuffed in a closet and it just wasn't pretty. I needed a space. One that I could go to and not have to drag everything out time and time again. I became inspired by another Mama (on my favorite waldorf Facebook group) who suggested jars to store wool in. Wow! Best suggestion ever! I had to do it, so I did. I bought some jars and a new cart from Ikea and created a corner just for me.
This morning Ms. Eva taught us how to needle felt a bird. Ms. Eva is our handwork friend who visits us on Monday mornings. It is a blessing. Ella and I are doing a block on St. Francis and I thought a felted bird would fit in perfectly. Last year we made these felted bird houses. I love working with wool, so do the girls. However, my cart sat looking pretty for several weeks. I had such anxiety about starting a new project. Does that ever happen to you, you love something but you just get stuck? Unable to create, yet the desire is there. Yeah, I am so glad I am over that, at least for now. We will finish the birds next week. I can't wait, they feel so good and warm to hold.
It was a gem of day. This time last week the polar vortex was coming through and taking all my oil with it and today a week later it was an enjoyable 55 degrees with sunny blue skies. The girls and I spent the rest of the afternoon outside. I was in the flower beds, getting my hands dirty, tidying up and they were riding bikes, playing with friends and being kids. It felt good.
How about you? What are you thankful for today?
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