Last night I was awake, but hoping to soon be asleep, when it occurred to me that I could make a receptacle for my pens and stuff that have been scattered on the table in the living room. I'd thought about putting a mug there--we have plenty in the cupboard--but there was always the possibility of knocking it down, scattering the pens and breaking the mug. I thought, 'If I make one, I could sit it on the base of the lamp and tie it onto the long neck so it won't go anywhere.' Then I considered how to make it. Crochet? Tunisian crochet? Knitting? Sewing? I decided on needle felting. This afternoon, I sat down with my supplies and began stabbing. In a little while, I had my pens neatly in one place, with room for various other things I might want to put in there.
We had a brief shower this morning, which was most welcome. I think any showers around the country will be brief and isolated, which is a shame, because we really need rain. They are saying that we need a week or continuous rain to get things to where they're supposed to be, and the drought is expected to go on for another 10-15 days. Still, even though it's quite humid, it was pleasant to go for a short walk this morning in a wee bit of mist. This did not last long, but I enjoyed it just the same.
The water was calm.
May there be much beauty in your world today.