I swear.... I haven't quit blogging! But sometimes I feel like I'm hanging on by the skin of my teeth! The days turn into weeks and then MONTHS!
So much of life seems like it's passing by in a blur...
A blog post is in order...
but of what shall I speak?
Perhaps the subject doesn't matter as much as that I am here
I am alive... and able to type a thought or two
and keep in touch with a much loved audience.
Thank you for reading and listening.
I do try to keep my thinking on the positive.... with world events swirling about
the mind tends to try and follow the madness.
Handwork helps immensely... soothing the soul, quieting the mind with each stitch and cut of the scissor.
This lovely wool Red Geranium mat I'm working on is by Primitive Gatherings.
There are lots of tiny red petals to cut out (80 to be exact!)
When I first sit down and start cutting it seems at first like an overwhelming task. The petals are sooooo small.
Then as the cutting begins... a little soft music playing in the background... each little flower pot
starts to take shape.
Before I know it I'm half-way around the mat.
I keep thinking about the stitching now... which thread will I use? How am I going to stitch these tiny little things and which needle would work the best?
Oh... not to get ahead of myself... as there will be some steam pressing
of all the little pieces to the background before any stitching can commense!
The preparation before the stitching can be therapeutic as well... but give this some thought...
Keeping supplies organized and at hand, perhaps in a medium to large sized basket can make
preparation more enjoyable.
Putting together a basket of supplies and sewing necessities can be fun and soothing to the soul as well.
I have many such baskets about the studio.
One can never have too many you know.
Maybe a post is in order about the contents of one of these baskets...what do you think?
Keep on stitching and making beautiful things....
soothing your heart and soul.