On Monday I had every intention of posting my living room updates. That didn’t happen though. Life happened instead.
Life has taken me on an interesting ride over the past few days– a crazy, roller coaster ride. It’s been a really fun ride in certain spots, but there have also been some really scary twists and turns. There have been several moments where my heart skipped a few beats, my stomach did flip-flops, and I maybe could’ve used a paper bag in which to hyperventilate.
There has been so much going on that when Dodge hurt his arm yesterday (a minor buckle fracture…should heal up just fine), it seemed like Life’s equivalent of hitting your funny bone.
And despite all that is presently happening, going to happen, or happened in the past, I feel blessed, proud, and encouraged. I am so fortunate to be a part of so much love.
With all that being said, we can now get back to the regularly scheduled programming of making, painting, and knitting.
Let’s recap. The yellow flower painting looked like this:
We all agreed that this didn’t look great. (Trust me, in person it looked weird).
So, I decided to change things up. Mid-repainting it looked like this:
And finally, to this:
I might paint it again some day and change it to green or antique brass (taking the advice of foundthispaintedthat…great blog…go look), but for now it’s gold and orange.
Abraham Lincoln seemed to approve,
so I forged ahead with my pillow making plan, which turned out like this:
The back still needs some buttons though because right now it looks like this:
So I think I’ll just go ahead and throw more into the mix. I’m joining a Summer Sweater Knit Along.
I’ll be turning this:
The pattern is Wyeth by Alicia Plummer. It’s pretty.
That is all. Happy Wednesday!