I don't particularly like to run, nor am I very good at it but I'm consistent and at the end of most every run, I'm happy that I'm doing it. Yes, the end of the run, as in when I can go home and drink coffee and crochet!
|hot day in August - Runstrong Running Group|
|Cold day in the fall - Runstrong Running Group|
|After the Ben Franklin Bridge Run - Runstrong Running Group|
|When we go out, we don't recognize each other cuz we are usually in pony tails and running clothes!|
So this morning, at 7am I got a group text message from my coach - "WEAR REFLECTIVE GEAR." It was so foggy when I left the house that I could barely see 10 feet in front of me in my car. Fortunately, it was very warm - 47F. Yes, two days ago it was a high of 21F and one of the pipes leading to our den heat system is apparently still frozen. Fortunately, I own a bright yellow reflective vest - from Ikea. Fortunately I remembered where I put it after I bought it a year ago! Today it was necessary.
There are about 20 women in the January mini-session running group. Most of us trudged out through the fog to attend this morning's run. I was in the 3.25mile group (about 5K). Rarely do I run less than 5K. I managed to run the whole time without stopping and didn't feel too bad. My pace was as usual slow, but not as slow as I expected after a month without running - thank goodness for that. By the second half of my run it had started to rain - not quite pour but almost. I don't mind running in the rain, I wore a baseball cap to keep the rain off my face and by then I was pretty warm.
So that's my running in the fog story. I know, it was a long story. And it has nothing to do with crafts or crochet. So let's move on to the Lucy chair.
I was inspired by this photo from Lucy at the Attic24 blog.
I showed the photo to my husband and told him I wanted to look for a second hand wicker chair for my sewing/craft room (aka my oldest daughters bedroom that has been transformed since she doesn't live here anymore). A few months ago, we found one. It was EXACTLY what I wanted and I talked the man down from $60US to $40US. The chair was white and the paint was fading in places. I told my husband I wanted to paint it blue. Why he asked? Because I want it blue - that's the only color I want. Into the shed went the chair to wait until the weather cooperated with outdoor spraypainting. Bye chair - see you in the spring.
BUT... lo and behold. On Christmas day there was a giant present wrapped in a bed sheet sitting near the tree and a sign was on it saying "The Lucy." I will have to hunt to see if I took a photo. My hubby had found a warm day opportunity to paint, unbeknownst to me and found the perfect shade of blue and the chair was ready on Christmas day - I LOVE THIS CHAIR.
It now sits in my sewing room and regardless of the fact that I have not yet made a cushion or a pillow or a blanket to cozy it up - it is wonderful and comfy, and it sits by a window and a radiator so it's bright and warm and cozy.
I have been sitting in this chair and designing a new little bunting for Valentines Day that has been in my head for over a year. I plan to share the pattern with you when it's done. Here's a sneak peek.
Did you make any New Year's resolutions that included new eating or exercise or crafting plans and goals? Share them with me, I'd love to hear.