I have been working on making some quilted tote bags. I finally got around to working on the one with the little crochet angel on it. I'm almost finished with it and the other ones I have been working on. All I have to do is put the binding around the tops of them and then make the handles to put on them.
I've been a little restless lately in that I can't seem to settle down to doing one thing. My husband is having some health issues right now that has kind of unnerved me, so maybe that's the reason for my restlessness. I haven't been in the mood much for knitting, so I have been working on these tote bags and when I get tired of that, I have been working on embroidering some pillowcases, then when I get tired of that I go back to knitting for awhile. It's like I have some nervous energy or something and I can't settle down to doing one thing. I can't seem to quiet my mind and body long enough to sit down and really get into knitting very much right now. It's awful because I love knitting and it's one of the things that really calms me down. The times I have settled down to knit I have noticed that my breathing slows and I'm noticeably calmer. Maybe it's because I don't really have a project that I'm interested in working on. I started a sock using some Opal yarn the other day. I still have that poncho to work on for my niece, and awhile back I also started knitting the baby blanket pattern that is featured in Debbie Macomber's book The Shop on Blossom Street. By the way, she has a new book that is a sequel coming out in May titled A Good Yarn.
It seems that I have been interested in doing alot of reading lately. There is a new novel out called Knitting by Anne Bartlett. I bought it, but I haven't read it yet. Then yesterday I was browsing in my neighborhood used book store and found a book titled The Diary of Emily Dickinson by Jamie Fuller. It is a fictionalized account of the diary that Emily Dickinson kept from 1867-1868. I was intrigued by the book and since it was only $2.00, I bought it. I really enjoy reading diaries and journals, so I thought this would be an interesting read.
I want to post pictures of the tote bags and some other things I have been working on, but something is wacky with either the picture software I'm using or my pictures file. The last time I tried to post a picture I couldn't access it from my pictures file on my computer. I know I need to try to figure this out because it's frustrating to not be able to share photos of the projects I'm working on. I love reading others' blogs and enjoy the pictures of their projects very much. It's one of the things that really attracts me to other blogs. I would like to be able to post more pictures, so I'm frustrated right now, but I will figure it out. I'm probably going to have to go with a different photo posting software.