Friday, April 8, 2016

Headphones and Bird Songs

I sit down, determined to get homework done. As usual, I open my computer and reach for my head phones.

But then I feel the breeze. It finally stopped raining, so this morning I opened up my window. From outside, I can feel the fresh, crisp morning air. Then I hear it - the bird song. Cheerful. Happy. Something I would not have heard if I had chosen to keep my window shut today or plugged in my headphones. 

I gaze out the window, watching the wind play with the pine trees and the way the sun keeps darting behind the clouds. And the bird song continues.

I still need to get that homework done, but today, I choose to listen to the sounds of creation and allow my eyes to wander every so often out the window, breathing in the scent of spring. Instead of filling my ears with other noise, I will listen to the bird song that heralds spring.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Knitting Pattern Giveaway - Goldberry Artisans

Hello, all! I know I have not been blogging very regularly in this little corner of the internet. I do plan to continue to post more personal things here, but I also have a new blog, Goldberry Artisans, which is more about knitting, crafting, and creativity. As some of you may know, I have a little Etsy shop called Goldberry Artisans, so my other blog is an off-shoot of that.

If you're a knitter, I am hosting a giveaway for a knitting pattern this week! I did an interview with a lovely knitwear designer and she offered one of my readers a free pattern, so you can read the interview and enter the giveaway here.

Thank you so much to all of you who follow this blog, even though everyone says that the golden days of blogging are behind us. That may be true, but I still love blogging and reading blogs. But, if you are more of an Instagram person, you can follow my personal account or my Goldberry Artisans account.

Leave a comment below with your blog or Instagram (or both!) if you have them! I would love to follow you.