Finally a day off and the children started school today.
I miss them when they are not near and I think about them
all day…that is just me. I know some days it can be a relief
to parents to have a bit of a break. But, it seems before long
they will be grown and just maybe I am already feeling sentimental….
One thing I want to do is simplify and use what is at hand.
I decided the ball of thread scraps just sitting on the desk was not working
for me so I found one of those crystal looking bowls to hold the thread
I went as far as the kitchen cabinet…I like it!
These were a gift to me. I just had them stacked on my desk and thought I would share them
with you. I like the “mandala/ labyrinth ” aspect to them.
The minute I get home my jewelry comes “flying off” and my desk seemed to be where it would land.
I decided a pretty tea cup and saucer would be a nice jewelry holder.
I finally finished this tea cup cozy…long overdue. It will be on it’s merry way to a friend.
and I finally finished this little gift too….
it is a letter holder.
This is something I started a while back and I have been wanting to finish it for quite some time.
I kept thinking about the phrase “mercury in retrograde” and how people would refer to
life being challenging when mercury was in retrograde.
What is Mercury Retrograde?:
This happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down, and appears to stop and move backward
retrograde. It’s an optical illusion, since there is forward movement, like speeding by a slow-moving train-as it recedes, it appears
to go backward.
The Mercury retrograde dates for 2010 are:
I wanted to put the alchemical symbol for mercury on the
hand. One meaning for the symbol is:
Mercury symbolizes intellect, mental outlook, the way we think and communicate.
When I was envisioning my design for this piece I kept seeing a hand with
mehndi which is :
quite a beautiful process. Since I did not have henna to paint with
I decided my embroidery thread would be my paint for the hand.
(daughter#2 and friend from slumber party)
I survived daughter #2’s birthday slumber party with 4 hours of sleep and off to work…
she and her friends had fun….
so it was worth it.
Happy 13 (going on 18) Birthday Sweet little one!