Happy Monday ladies. I hope you had a lovely weekend. We worked to prepare our raised beds because they’re dumping a huge amount of dirt on our driveway today. I spotted the cutest bunny on my back patio yesterday which has me wondering just how many of my veggies he will be eating.
Here’s what else is on my mind this week:
I’m worried about the small businesses that are struggling. Most of us are battening down the financial hatches because things are so uncertain. That means lots of small and female-run businesses may not survive. I’m shopping from my favorites because they’re having great sales and these are things I would pay full price for. I encourage you to only spend what you are comfortable spending but think about supporting the small businesses you love.
We have a new white carpet so we never wear shoes in the house. The problem is that wearing slippers so much of the time has worn my feet out! Who knew? Several of you, that’s who 🙂 It used to be that I was anxious to get home to put my slippers on. Now I look forward to putting my sneakers on to go for a walk. I need more support than my scuff type slippers can provide so I’m taking some readers’ advice and trying ones that offer more support.
Shibori and Tie-Dye
Crafting and DIY of all kinds is more popular than ever these days…including tie-dye. I tried my hand at it many years ago and the result was ugly with a capital U. I used too much dye, I used ugly combos and never wore a thing I made. At home, tie-dye kits are popping up everywhere these days. It’s perfect to try on that slightly faded or yellowing white T-shirt so if the results aren’t what you like, you haven’t lost much. To be honest, what I am most excited to try is shibori. I have 2 shibori dyed silk scarves and love them.
My knitting is going worse than anticipated so I may toss it aside and dig out another unpacked box of my stash yarn. Knitting does compete with my reading time but it’s a relaxing and meditative process that pays dividends even if I never finish what I’m working on.
Have you tried tie dye? How about Shibori?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.