Things have felt rather heavy for me this week. There have been some sadnesses, some questions, some discussions, some concerns. Nothing serious but a combination of things that have weighed me down.
While I’ve been needing extra rest these last few days, it has been hard to let go of some things. Harder to be still and leave certain tasks for another time. Harder to trust. Harder to wait.
This afternoon found me at a loss. Feeling rather tender and emotional and needing to get out of my sulk. Something took me to the basement past my poor neglected sewing machine and I found myself cutting out fabric for an idea I had in mind.
Despite my touchy sewing machine, my beginner sewing skills and the extra time spent with the seam ripper, it was a wonderful refreshment. A change in attitude and thought that was just what I needed to get over myself and my frustrations. – Rather surprising as I certainly had a lot of frustration while trying to figure out how to construct my project.
After a dinner break, and a consult with my wise husband, I had a solution and soon after that a finished knitting bag out of the cut-off of a hemmed curtain and some quilting cotton I had on hand.
In the end it was one of those sewing conundrums where I thought too hard and suddenly none of it made sense.
Thank goodness for wise hubbies, the freedom of creativity and crafting successes at the end of a long day (or week).
I added a little tool case from the quilting cotton lined with a thrifted pillowcase…a little later in the evening as you can see from the change in lighting.
Just as my knitting feels a little more organized, my mind feels a little less cluttered. Some of that weight has been passed to much more capable shoulders, and some of the peace I felt I was missing has found me again.
Wishing you all creative freedom, crafting successes and peace in abundance.
Much love, R