2.04.2010

Look Up

I've felt like a bit of a hermit lately. I am over-working myself. My mind is kind of mushy. I am a little grumpy all around. But I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is one big project (of many) that has a happy ending: A Few of my Favorite Things
(It's seriously hard to write words in bakers twine, by the way...)

I went outside today to take out the trash (not too glamorous, I know). I felt like an animal that has been in a design-induced hibernation. I was wearing a hat, hiding under its brim. I thought I might spend a few moments noticing things at ground level. But then I had the thought, "Look up!" I glanced up and saw a small hummingbird sitting on the power line. He was very still. And I thought I should refill his feeder, since he asked me to look up at him, and then stayed while I admired his delicate beak and body. (Alas, no photo, though.)

So I filled and hung his feeder. I noticed a patch of sunshine peeking through cloud cover, just as the bells from the Catholic church a few blocks down started ringing out a hymn.

Sometimes it's nice to just look up.




Visit a short, sweet and encouraging post HERE.

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molly said...

thank you a million times over! My Favorite Things looks FANTASTIC and I can't wait to introduce the look to all our readers!

Christy said...

I agree - I think moms of little ones, particularly, spend way too much time looking down!

Great photos, and fabulous advice on my blog - thank you so much!

Shorty said...

Hang in there with your project. I know how we can so easily get buried by work. This was a very poetic post and very inspirational. And, I love your hummingbird feeder! Where did you find that beautiful thing?

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I LOVE they way My Favorite Things turned out! Seriously, I LOVE it!

Marilyn said...

Lyndsay, once again, your talents cease to amaze me. Really, you have a gift.

I hope you get some time to just relax and do NO work!

A Day That is Dessert said...

This is lovely, Lyndsay. (And thanks about the post - I'm so glad you found it encouraging. I highly recommend any parent read Mindset.) I can't wait to check out My Favorite Things!

Sabrina. said...

You are talented and lovely. My favorite Things looks beautiful!

xo

Karen said...

Wow! Love the work you did for My Favorite Things. The Bakers Twine is nothing less than amazing! Wishing I had some of your skills. Beautiful work!

melmck said...

are you sure you aren't a professional photographer? i love your pictures.

gina said...

the my favorite things makeover is fabulous!! I tried to help my daughter (5) write her first and last name in yarn for home and it was ridicously hard.