Saturday, January 29, 2011
New Year poem
This morning while reading Design Sponge, I saw a list of books about sustainable living - I wrote down the names and author,s and was able to get several of them (along with a vinyasa flow yoga dvd and several other fun books) at the library. I am looking forward to reading the urban homestead by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, The Self-Sufficient-ish Bible, and just enough, lessons in living green from traditional Japan. I also was able to get a book on beadwork that has a necklace I would like to make.
January was a difficult month for us in the financial area, but I did not purchase any craft supplies or books. I have not purchased any scrapbooking supplies since last August. I purchased watercolor paper and a couple of skeins of yarn in September, and one watercolor book in early December. I have renewed no magazine subscriptions (I was only getting two, and they both ran out in January) so I feel very good about my NOT BUYING IT goal. The hard part will come in the next couple of months with all the new CHA releases and also I will be taking a watercolor workshop from a national teacher in April (hopefully my supplies will hold out!) Two fun things: I did win a $15 gift card to Michaels from our art club (haven't received it yet) and a cool digi kit from Sande Krieger through the 7gypsies blog - cool!
Anyway, life is good and very abundant! The weather here today is warm (not as warm as usual) and sunny so DH is playing golf this afternoon (he gets free golf by doing volunteer work at the golf course).
Thanks for reading and hope you are having a super day, especially Julie and all the other crafters who are at CHA. I am looking forward to lots of photos and commentary!!!!!