New and unexpected places to discover where I live - a constant source of delight!  A tiny channel that runs next to the River at the Canyon - how many times have I been to the River without knowing that this was here!

……New and unexpected places to discover where I live – a constant source of delight! A tiny channel that runs next to the River at the Canyon – how many times have I been to the River without knowing that this was here!

.... a new bud just bursting out!

…. a new bud just bursting out!

I woke up this morning to hear that today has been deemed the International Day of Happiness.  It was created by the UN in 2012.

I think that every day should be a Happy Day – though, given human nature, that could be a tough one!  LOL!

What makes you happy?

I am pretty easy – family, friends, knitting, flowers, good food (sometimes even not so good food), where I live, things I do, things I collect.

...Spring flowers in an unexpected place.

…Spring flowers in an unexpected place.

... things I collect.  The first Aynsley floral!  Pansies are my favorite flower.

… things I collect. The first Aynsley floral! Pansies are my favorite flower.

I try to surround myself with Happy.

I may be a little naïve – but I think that we quite often make our happiness.  It is how we view the world – half empty or half full.  How we view the people in our world and how the world views us… I don’t put much stock into the stuff the world says that we need to have to be happy.

I put stock into the people that are in my life.  Those people that are in my home, my job and those people that I meet as I go about my day.

Knitting is perhaps the activity that gives me my greatest joy and happiness.  Planning the next project or playing with the new yarn – I am always creating and dreaming.  When we find out what we love, what we want to do with our time – happiness isn’t generally far away!

...... in the details!

…… in the details!

....knitting - for Summer Painting!

….knitting – for Summer Painting!

Right now I am working on the sample for this Summer’s Painting Class.  It will be a small shawl, knit with a medium weight mohair.  If you are at this years Vancouver Island Fibre Fest – you can watch me paint it.  I will be demoing the process with this shawl on Saturday – May 2!

I hope that you have a Happy Day!

Happy Knitting!

Lynette