Monday, March 22, 2010

Makes me Happy Monday #2

What makes me happy this Monday....two words....FREE TIME!  It was a very long weekend at work and now that Monday is here I have the whole day off and plenty of free time to relax and enjoy myself.  What do I plan to do with my free time today? Well, I am going to work on my knitting a little bit.  In the little bit of time I had to have fun between my shifts this past weekend, I have been playing with yarn and knitting needles more than my sewing machine.  I am just so excited to be learning something new!! I can't believe I didn't learn earlier being the daugher of a long line of knitters and crocheters.  So far I have been learned the simple knit stitch, purl stitch, the stockenette stitch and now am practicing a couple types of ribbing.  So far just samples, but I am hoping to try a simple project soon.
I did go out and buy myself a magazine too.  This one is published in the UK, so its a bit pricy, but it came with free purse handles (along with 4 purse patterns in the magazine) and lots of inspiration.  I don't think there are many projects in there that I could tackle just yet, but oh do I love looking at all the beautiful projects :cD

I've also gotten a few more strip sets done for my postage stamp quilt along.  I am sooo excited about this one. Every time I get more squares done and lay them out I just get absolutely giddy!

And I just might squeeze in some time to make some more little pin toppers.  These are ones I made last week, with my daughter.  I love having her work with me because sometimes she'll say something and it sets off a creative spark.  Like when we were working on these she said something about "three peas in a pod", I looked at her and said, ooohh I could make one of those! Hence the peas in a pod topper ;cD

And of course spend as much time with my family as I can.  I know for many people Monday signals the beginning of the work week and stress, but for me it is just the opposite...its the beginning of my "weekend" so I feel like a weight is lifted off my shoulders and I am just relaxed and happy.

Well, I am on my way to enjoy more of my day. Hope you all have a great one. Warmest country wishes everyone!!


QuiltedSimple said...

So glad you're knitting. It is such a portable craft, which is wonderful. And I LOVE those pin toppers - they are fantastic! Do you paint them or is the clay colored? How big are they? Fantastic

Bev C said...

Glad to see the knitting bug has taken off. Now you are buying magazines, it will be books next!!! Have fun with your free time. Happy days.