I tried to start a new blog - several in fact, with no success. Today has been (and still is) a perfect fall day here in southwest Virginia. I went downtown to our local bookshop and met Zoe McCarthy, a beautiful Christian fiction author, who inspired me to begin blogging again. I have thought so many times of how I've missed blogging, but could not start a new blog and abandon all the history in this, the original one. Today, I realized, the easiest thing to do is come back "home" to this familiar place - my blog that I started in 2006 - ELEVEN years ago! I cannot believe it has been over a decade!
This blog didn't feel right for a long time after I remarried and had a new last name. It shook me up a little and threw me into an identity crisis. But I am still "daloweartist", with Alexander at the end. And so much better and happier than a decade earlier. So I return here on this familiar blog hosting site, and to all of you. I have been very busy since we last had a chat!
In September of last year, I taught myself to crochet watching You Tube videos. I am in love with this craft. It is so soothing! I love the colors of the yarn, the texture, the rhythm of making the stitches. Below is a cushion I made for our new leather sofa. The color is not quite true, but it will give you an idea - I am very proud of this project. Crochet is so amazing to me, because it is so tangible and real and useful a craft.
I also love making these little coasters
Okay, I can't tell you everything in one post - so I'll save some for later. I hope to be faithful at blogging and sharing my life with you. Please check back often.
Happy, happy last day of September - so excited for October to begin!! My favorite month of the year!!