Sunday, January 27, 2013

From Cranky to Joyful!

Yesterday, I woke up cranky. Annoyed It was Saturday! Why on Earth was I cranky?!

Well, I attempted to follow my usual morning routine of laundry, feed the cats, coffee, sit down with God, but my routine was interrupted - - -I didn’t get up early enough to have some Silence and Solitude - - - SO, still cranky - - -  Annoyed - - -  I decided to break the mold. I went shopping! Not that I don’t go shopping, but I seldom go shopping on Saturday  when it is not Christmas-time. Saturday is usually the day that I clean my house, but I knew that certainly wasn’t going to cheer me up.

So I set out to do some shopping. Winking smile

Stop #1 Michaels   

I needed size 15 knitting needles. I got: new markers Smile , cookie cutters for needle felting Smile, food grade rubber stamps Smile, and size 15 knitting needles Smile. I was starting to feel better. I was feeling CREATIVELY INSPIRED. I  had visions of sketching my needle-felt designs with my new markers. I had visions of needle-felting my designs with my cookie cutters. I had visions of making delicious heart-shaped sugar cookies and decorating them with the rubber stamps, and, of course, I had visions of the beautiful PINK BLING COWL I was going to knit on my new knitting needles. When my creative juices get flowing I instantly cheer up! Party smile Yay!!!!


Stop #2 Home Goods

 I needed a new jar for my wool roving. I got a new jar for my wool roving.


I also got a new coffee mug. Coffee cup


Then I headed home - feeling better – much better.

When I got home I unpacked my new goodies and found new places for them in my Creative Workshop, aka my Studio, aka my Craft Room, aka our Dining Room. Smile

Setting these new supplies out inspired me to clean and organize my studio just a little. However, this little bit of reorganization and cleaning out really made me feel good, happy, JOYFUL! I was filled with DIVINE INSPIRATION, and I was eager to get to work CREATING!

So, I sat down with a cup of coffee, in my new mug of course, a chocolate chip cookie, my new size 15 knitting needles, and some of the gorgeous PINK BLING YARN I bought at Vogue Knitting Live last week, and I CREATED!


Can you see the bling? There is a smattering of deep pink sequins – not too little, not too much. Now my heart was leaping with JOY!!!!



Then my daughter came home from her day shopping with this -


for me!!! AND she got it for sale! 50% off of a already marked down sale price! Smile Does that not look like the perfect knitting bag?!


There’s more! My husband, son and I went to our favorite local Italian restaurant for dinner, 

and I had the most delicious Risi and Bisi!!!! Yum!!

NOW, I know that spending money is NOT the best way to cheer oneself up - - - BUT, you know what - - -  sometimes - - - once in a while - - - every now and then - - - it’s okay.


Terry Coffee cup

Oops, I almost forgot! I am joining Beverly’s Pink Saturday Party!


  1. Happy Pink Saturday. I am glad you joined us. When linking, please a link to my blog in your post so others can find us.

    You have so many pretty pinks. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi, Beverly!

      Thank you for the reminder! I revised and added your link. Sorry about that.

      Every Sunday I manage to get in at the last minute. Hopefully, one of these weekends I will get my post together before Sunday evening.

      Have a wonderful week!


  2. Yes! That's really ok, you have done the right thing. The yarn looks wonderful. I think I have a tiny idea what I will do when my reorganizing here is over.

  3. Sounds as if your day turned out to be lovely! I'm fond of Michaels, but Home Goods is one of my absolute favs. Can't imagine walking out of there without a treasure. And your new knitting bag is gorgeous!

  4. What a day you had! It sounds like it all worked out in the end! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

  5. What a day!. Sounds like it all worked out in the end and you had a wonderful dinner.