Happiness Is….

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

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Happiness Is….

  1. What a beautiful post – thank you for the ‘happy’ reminder! The shawl you’re planning on painting is divine!!!

  2. dianeschuller.com says:

    Oh geez, I would have loved to make it on May 2 but already have 2 things I’ve committed to. I love the shawl done in mohair. I made a throw in mohair earlier this spring and absolutely love it.

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