Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone. I ate the required corned beef and cabbage at a party at my coworker Kevin's house. We swung by on the way home from an all-day adoption conference, where we heard some great speakers and hung out with other families going through the adoption process. In case you missed it, we had some good adoption news (baby steps) posted here. No referral yet, but maybe in a month or two.
The little beaded shamrock above (made out of what else--felt) is my last one, after making several for my parents, sister, and a few etsy customers (as a special gift for buying a purse during March). I didn't get my own finished in time, so you can see the beading is still in process. I'm using up my felt scraps for another cool project, which I'll post next week.
I'm a bit behind with my blogging, in part because I was in Boston for three days for a business trip. Things are very hectic at work these days. Not good. We're also doing some home improvement around here and finally started cleaning out the soon-to-be nursery, which took most of Friday. So I haven't been doing as much knitting, crafting or thrifting as usual, although there are still some things to post.
Speaking of blogging: Today is my one-year blog-versary! Wow, it's flown by. I started blogging after discovering knitting blogs on the Internet (the first one I ever read was this one) and later as a diversion from the disappointment of our adoption delays. Since then, I've gotten back into sewing, started thrifting, and participated in several swaps. I called the blog "Spiritual Knitter" because all my previous writing has been about spirituality, so I thought I'd try to connect my two interests. In November, I started adding inspirational quotes at the top of my posts. My own spirituality is very ecclectic, and the quotes, I think, have reflected that. In February, I launched my etsy shop, where I've been selling my signature recycled felt purses and accessories.
This purse is one I just finished for my sister-like friend Kristi. It's in the mail! As is the custom on many blogs, I'm going to offer a giveaway for my blog-versary. (The photo just above is a major hint of what!). Just leave a comment and in a few days, I'll have my husband pick the lucky winner. Thanks to everyone who visits, reads, and comments, especially those of you who have been so supportive our not only my crafting but of our adoption journey as well. I've learned so much from fellow crafter/bloggers, especially those who balance parenting, work and their creativity. I would have never thought I would have met so many cool people online. I'm not sure some of us even have that much in common, maybe politically or otherwise, but somehow our love of creativity has brought us together. I'm not that good at replying to comments (I wish it were easier in blogger. Often I don't have your email) but today I want to make sure to say thank you to all of you who have been so supportive. THANKS!