Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Keeping Myself in Stitches

Laughter is good medicine, even if you don't need it.  It all started with a visit from Teresa.  She came into the shop last week and showed me a hat that had a stiff brim.  "Can I crochet a hat like that?" she asked.  "Yes," I replied, "I'll bring mine in next week and show you it can be done."

So I walked in the store today with it on my head.  My!  Did the employee's eyes get big ... as well as their smiles. ((giggles)) I had on my "peacock" colored poncho along with the hat in the picture I have of myself in the upper left hand corner of my blog.  I was "bright & colorful!"  ... mind you, no one said I matched!!  LOL

After two great classes (one on various ways to crochet with beads and the other on hairpin lace) I decided to tote my items out to my vehicle.  Upon my head sat my hat.  Uh-huh.  A lady in the parking lot nearly got whiplash as it caught her eye.  I just laughed to myself; my! what a fun hat this is!

Later, on the way home, I decided for all those commuting along side me, that I should take the hat off.  A few too many cars "slowed down for a second look."  I just laughed; I love to laugh.  Keeping myself in stitches helps me keep a positive outlook on life.

I ended my day today with a fresh bag full of the ever-soft chinchilla (for the Comfort Bears I'm working on), and the laptop beside me.  I felt the cool spring breeze at the end of a beautiful day as I watched the children playing soccer in the yard.  I heard the birds chirping all while I sat here, on my new outdoor swing -- enjoying the sun slowly setting.  I even made a date with my husband while talking to him on the phone ... the first day this week that he'll be able to get home from work at a "normal time" we'll get to go out there, sit on the swing, hold hands and share our daily events (for this I'm willing to put my hook down, for at least a moment or two).   I'm looking forward to that.  What a great way to end such a fun day!  :)


Anonymous said...

It sounds like a perfect day!  I'm thinking I want one of those swings!!!  LOL!  As hot as it was in the house, I'd have loved to have sat outside and crocheted.

Now as for your hat, that's HILARIOUS!!!  I think when I'm 50, I want a red one like that.  It'll make all of the women at the Red Hat Society jealous!!!  heehee!  Hugs, Sheila

Anonymous said...

I could hear you speaking the text of this newest entry and i feel the sincerity in your voice.  This is EXACTLY the feeling that you give all of us who have the good fortune to learn crochet from you and enjoy a few chuckles every week too.  Just thought you should know how much you are appreciated.  Lori