Monday, March 17, 2014

Powhatan Bound

Spring is here! Ok, well not really, because as I'm writing it's snowing outside and school could be closed tomorrow. I can't even remember what number snow day it will be. Is it 12 or 14 or something like that?? The weather this winter has thrown so many things off as far as school schedules, sleep patterns, and being able to keep all my work responsibilities on track since my job has timelines linked to calendar days, not days we are actually at/in school. The past couple weeks I've been spending an average of 12 hours a day at work, just to catch everything up and last week our 8th graders took their two-part Grade 8 Writing SOL. I think it may have been our first or perhaps second full week of school since October. It has all worn me down.

But I decided this weekend I needed to adjust my attitude about life in general and begin my preparations for my fiber shows. I have a job I enjoy and feel called to. I am healthy and have a loving husband, good friends and family. I make spindles, spin yarn, knit, crochet and am in a position to help others. Having gone through an attitude readjustment, I feel much better.

After that, I spent some time checking over my spindle inventory and analyzing the next steps in the process. I have a few Fiber Art projects in the making, I'd like to finish and bring to the show to sell. I'm not sure they'll be ready in time, since I've also been working on the Bunnies for Babies fundraiser. This is still an ongoing project and I should probably update everyone.

My brother and his wife have been chosen to be the receiving parents of a set of twin boys, one of whom will have special needs. The boys are due in April which means the giving mother could have them any time now. We hope she is able carry them as long as possible, since any preemie has an uphill battle and twins would be even smaller.

I currently have 14 Bunnies made, three bodies flat, but not sewn up, and another on the needles. The intake from their sales goes directly to my brother and my sister-in-law's adoption fund. They will not be allowed to bring the boys home until specific fees are paid to the adoption agency. $10 a Bunny, may not seem much of a contribution, especially after all the hours spent hand knitting or crocheting the bodies and assembling them, but every little bit helps bring the boys within the reach of our family. Hence, the slow progress on my own Fiber Art projects. It is a bit late now, so I will sign off and go to bed. Maybe I'll have hours to work on my projects tomorrow... after I get some of the waiting paperwork finished for work.

Blessings everyone.

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