Place: home... in our cozy front room (that's where the wood stove is!)
|rain drops and puddles on the stone path to my herb garden|
Eating: honey crisp apples (I'll be *so* sad when they aren't available any more this spring!)
Enjoying: a quiet day at home. I was scheduled to take a short 4 mi run then spin for an hour on my bike, but decided to skip it since I am battling a cold.
Reading: People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs. I am really wanting to practice and learn more about good portrait photography. Honestly, I think portrait photography is scary compared to landscape photography. Definitely want to step outside my comfort zone and practice/learn this.
also reading: The Time-Crunched Triathlete. I think I will be using a version of this training plan as I prepare for my first half-Ironman. Another totally scary thing that I am super-excited about tackling!
Wanting: the sun to come out! We received a bunch of much-needed rain yesterday~ *so* grateful for that... but I do find myself longing for "real" high-in-the-sky sun this time of year.
Learning: how to make these "hexies" using the english paper piecing method. So fun~ addictive really! One of my favorite quilts is a "grandmother's flower garden" quilt that my mother's mother made. I certainly don't have time to complete a project like that, but I think a small doll-sized wall hanging would be perfect.
Thinking: about the need for me to "create" more and "consume" less. It is easy to read about things, research things, but much harder to really get out there and *do* challenging or new things.
Loving: being able to run with my honey again! I was released to run January 10 after my hip surgery last October. My *favorite* way to spend time with Tom!
Creating: a bunting from an old quilt and some fabulous jumbo chenille ric rac. It was so much fun that I decided to make small buntings to hang above the windows by my work area.
Needing: A binder for my 2012 Project Life album, plus some "style A" page protectors~ I can hardly wait for them to be available again later this month!
|Rainy Day Kitchen|
Wishing: That Flickr would quit giving me grief! I have been uploading my photos to Flickr from Lightroom and then blogging them, but it seems that every time I edit a photo in Lightroom that has already been uploaded to Flickr, Lightroom re-submits the photo to Flickr and it "disappears" from my post blog posts. Frustrating! I think I'll switch back to uploading to Blogger directly from Lightroom... I might try using this plug-in to streamline the process.
Rejoicing: in the fact that I have seedlings up under lights on my seed-starting shelf in the basement! Yay for green and spring coming!