Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mind the cobwebs

Hello neglected blog.  I've been busy.  Very very busy.

The garden is growing and growing.  I've harvested a small crop of peas, lovely chard, & my first beets - small ones.  The garden got a huge weeding effort a few weeks ago and I'm trying to mind it closer.  Things are just cooking along.  The Yukon and Red Pontiac potatoes are in flower.  The beets are growing mighty, the corn is sprouting nicely and there are a few flowers blooming on the tomatoes.  Here are photos from last weekend.

My other project is a major craft studio organization and construction.  With space in the basement, I've carved a nice niche for myself.  Finally I'll have a bead table again so I can get back to making jewelry.  I'm on day three of a major bead sort.  After four years of nomadic beading efforts they've gotten into quite a mess.  I'm sorting by color and creating some custom bead mixes that I'm going to sell on my new shop site.

Yes, shop site!  Here is my new shop with a shawl listed for sale:

In other news, I'm still job searching.  Very discouraging.  200 applicants for every teaching job?  Yikes.  We'll be okay, but yikes!  I can keep my assistant job and perhaps add a few hours tutoring.  I've finally surrendered my anxiety about lack of job.  There is nothing that I can do about it.  I'm doing everything I can to look and apply. 
But I'm making good use of my summer.  Summer is a time for reading, organizing and processing what I've been through these past few months.  Mister and I are planning a second honeymoon for our anniversary which is coming up in July.  I can't believe it has almost been a year.  Wow!  We've had quite a year.

All in all, I'm happy.  I've been connecting with fun, healthy and wonderful people.  My life is finding it's balance and I have much to look forward too.

I'll end on a picture of some food porn.  Eggs in a nest - chard from the garden and eggs from the farmers' market.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

10 (plus) Shawl in 2010

I belong to a group on Ravelry that has issued the challenge of crocheting or knitting ten shawls in 2010.  I've completed my challenge.  Here are the lovely contestants.

I've decided to sell a few shawls. Two of the ten were gifts for friends and were happily received. A few of the ten were for me. Two are presently looking for homes.