So, I have been sewing a little, and quilting, and knitting (a very little) and most recently have been hooked on practising lettering – modern calligraphy. My creative juices are all over the place at the moment. But I love the excitement of waking with design ideas rolling around in my head. That is what I have been missing for a year or more.
I love waking, making a coffee, and hurrying to create. It is exhilarating.
Sweetie loves her ‘toy sleeping bag’
This is all a huge change from watercolour painting, which I will return to eventually, but fresh creative motivation is what I seem to crave now. I tackled quilting and sewing projects for each of our five children and their families …
above ~ Andrew’s Hudson Bay patterned table runner
above ~ Carrie’s quilted BoHo table runner
above ~ Jo’s quilted table runner
Some of my quilting is a little wonky as I am a novice, but loving it!
Steph’s decorative linen pillow cases
Sew, that is what I have been up to the past months. I am finding that, for me, choosing colour and pattern is the most difficult part of these projects. More about that next time.
I am embracing newness, surrounded by newness: new words on the page; new lush wool for anticipated, new, knitting projects; new voice messages on the phone providing my laugh of the day; new life – that of Everly – enjoying her first two wonderful weeks in this, her wonderful, new, world.
New Words on the Page
– Thoughts of novelist Louise Penny in “The Beautiful Mystery” …
“Balance … Equilibre. Yin and yang. Heaven and Hell. … Opposites. Providing balance.”
New, Lush Wool
New Phone Messages to Lend Laughter to our Day
Marty always leaves messages in his myriad of strange voices that brighten our day. I love our friends who have a live their lives enjoying the light, the fun, and laughter, and who take the time to make us smile:
“Is this Gregory Popsicyle? …”
“Is this Poops, Papist, …..”
“Is this the Truman Capote Underwear Exchange? I do have some orders I would like to place. …”
Every new message is an original and bears love and a smile.
New Life . Enjoying the first Two Weeks in Her Wonderful New World
New Life in Her New World
New . renewal . rejuvinating . fresh . restorative . invigorating . new