First of all, thank you so much for all the happy anniversary wishes for Jack and I. We had a lovely weekend - two meals 'out' on Saturday and a relaxing day on Sunday. Perfect way to celebrate!
I managed to do a little more on the latest barn...added the fence posts, the birch tree, and a shrub on the right. Both the tree and the shrub need more work before I will be happy with them.
Sorry about the color in the photo -it's dull and
rainy here so the light isn't good.
- I don't often share anything of this nature on my blog, but I'm going to make an exception for THIS. Depression still often bears the stigma of being a taboo subject - something to be hidden, something to be ashamed of. Yes, this particular post I've shared discusses it from the standpoint of postpartum, but the symptoms are the same. I have read a lot on the subject and have to say that what was written here is remarkable and one of the best things I've read. I know personally how debilitating this disease is - I know what it's like to live with it - I know what a family goes through - I know the denial, the refusal to believe and the shame. I know all too well and if, by my sharing this (and perhaps you also sharing), it helps someone then I am happy. Don't wait to seek help and don't be ashamed.
- THIS link takes you to some free Christmas-themed mug rug patterns.
- And THIS link leads you to the clickable link to create amazing Christmas ornaments.
- I love THIS afghan! Link takes you to a free pdf file of the pattern.
- For those of you who are interested in felting, perhaps THIS might be something you might like to try.
- Sue Bleiweiss has announced registrations for her 'Artist Studio Boot Camp' class and if you'd like more info check her post found HERE. If you follow the link in her post you can get the full details.
- The knitters might find THIS post interesting about how to make neat color changes in your work.
Today the quote is from Maya Angelou..."Hate: It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet"