Sunday Musings: New Art and A New Cast On!

“Sunday is a time when you sit back and reflect on all the blessings that you have received. Smile at all the good things that you are enjoying.” ~ Sera Train

There is something special and magical about Sundays, well at least for me it is.  It’s a time to rest, a time to think about the upcoming week, the projects I want to work on and the meals I want to prepare.  It’s a time of reflection.

Today I am thinking about my husband.  Tomorrow we will be celebrating 25 years of marriage, which seems like we were just married only yesterday.  Time no longer stands still for us but seems to zoom by faster and faster each year that passes.  Today though it’s as if time has stood still, allowing me to take in the past 25 years of joy and happiness, and to ponder what will be over the next 25 years. 

We don’t do too much for our anniversary, we just enjoy our time together over a wonderful meal, often made by my husband,and reflect about the time we have spent together.

I am so grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful, caring, supportive and loving husband.  He does so many things for me, but it’s the little things he does on a whim that I always cherish.  One such thing he did, was coax me into buying the following original watercolor that I have loved for such a long time and I am so glad he did.

As a spinner, and as a art lover, this painting spoke to me.  Better yet, it pictures an Ashford Traveler, which I own.

This original watercolor is painted on 11”x15” acid free 140# watercolor paper. This figure painting features a woman in period dress with her spinning wheel. She is doing a spinning demonstration at a Fort Festival. With a mat and frame, it will make a medium wall hanging. The mat and frame are not included. I had taken photos of various country fort activities and particularly enjoyed this lady sitting in her tent door and quietly spinning despite all the activity going on around her! ~ from the Etsy listing by the artist. 

A new cast on …

I have discovered a shawl KAL (knitalong) hosted by Louise Tilbrook that I couldn’t pass up.  I will be casting on the Fuss Free Festival Shawl using my very own handspun that I finished a couple of years ago, Anzula BFL in Forest.  I have a total of 266 yards ( both skeins were chain plied), which will be a little shy of what the pattern calls for ( 350 to 450 yards ) so I may either have to adjust the width or find something in my stash that would compliment the colors and do a striped shawl.

What’s on my needles:

 I am also working on my Porch Light socks, as well as my Gloam sweater.  I hope to have enough knitting finished my sweater to show progress photos by the end of next week.

What’s on my wheels:

I am almost finished spinning my Falkland by Created By Elsie B in the color Patchwork Quilt.  I wasn’t quite sure about the colors, but it seems to be growing on me and I am starting to envision mitts, a hat or scarf.

I still need to ply my first 4 oz of Wound Up Fiber in Nest Egg.  I love this color so much and I am hoping that between this finished round and the next round I will have enough yardage for a shawl.

What are you doing today ?

Until next time, be creative!

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