Teresa and I had yummy lunches in the restaurant across the street. Then we wandered through an antique store back across the street. I managed to resist some large too expensive for me cobalt blue beads. Teresa wondered if they might be Indian trading beads. But I did purchase a little inexpensive Japanese cobalt blue float that I balanced on two of my cobalt blue glasses to photograph. A friend long ago who was a nurse, told me she had read an article that reported that some Russian scientist had conducted experiments that suggested that staring at deep purple blue for fifteen minutes a day acted as an anti-depressant and appetite suppressant. I have been collecting cobalt blue glass ever since, but can't vouch for the Russian scientist's conclusions.
Since last Wednesday I have managed to put a few more rows on my merino blanket. My youngest son gave me an Amazon gift card for Christmas and I got two fiber related books. I started crocheting a basket from the pattern in one of the books. I am using cotton, but the book suggests using a variety of other materials that look amazing. I also started with Teresa's coaching, the Ruby shawl pattern sold on Ravelry by Anastasia Roberts. Even though I have ripped out rows several times and need to rip the last row I started, I am very excited about the pattern! I love the shawl Teresa made and the new one she has started...beautiful colors that will be practical for use for years to come.
I cleaned out some dead plants from the front garden, trimmed my two Joseph's Coat rose bushes, and purchased a deep purple African violet; I took a photo of it to share with you and cheer you on toward Spring :-)
This Saturday most of our household hopes to drive to CA to visit family members and friends and I may try to post from my iPhone, but no promises :-)
Meanwhile, I am wishing you happy days and wondering what works are in progress in your life?
Love with hugs from,