When I am passionately involved in a project I am working on and normal life seems like an interruption I understand why this is true. The absorption in what you are doing, the enjoyment and peace are like a meditation. I even sleep better. I have said this with knitting, the rhythm is soothing and the following a new pattern stretches your brain like doing a crossword does and is good for your brain age.
So now we have established our excuses to put more time into our hobbies!....
I am almost finished my bobble blanket, in fact I wanted to show you a picture today as I am so pleased with it. But I went to and noticed I haven't finished it off, tied in threads etc. I will soon when I have done these things. And waiting patiently I have yarn I have saved up for my next crochet project. I am so excited just seeing it sit there looking lovely.
In a gorgeous home wares store I saw a large crochet blanket over a lovely french chair. It was cream and lacy. It looked fabulous and was a few hundred dollars. Inspired by that I decided my next one would be really big, and very pale cream and french grey/putty with some sparkly bits. And for the end of our bed. And I found these as my sparkly sections. I can't wait to start on this!
In between I am embroidering. I have to say you don't care one bit about the weather when you have projects to work on. You won't (hopefully) hear me moaning about the rain and being bored, ever. On that note I just got an e book called "How to live on 24 hours a day" which I am interested to read as I often think that. There are only 24 hours in a day and the weeks fly by and I can't live long enough to do everything I would love to do.
My one and only ragged and horrible pin cushion has looked like it needs replacing for ages. In Spotlight recently I looked for one. There was ONE small, sad, horrible pincushion to choose from. I thought that was amazing. I am noticing this, it's a very basic thing and you are lucky to find one. Like t towels it is very hard to get nice t towels.
I thought ok then if I can't find one I will make one and I will make them as gifts, since they are so scarce my sewing friends will like them. With my little tiny bits and pieces I have been assembling...
I am trying to create a little stack of these, then add pins for sweet little gifts and to give myself a couple to actually use. Being little they don't take long and I'm making progress.
Last night we had beautiful long soaking rain. I'm so happy about this. I have to get some ordinary things like grocery shopping done and get a move on.
It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or you need to resurrect some skills you haven't used in a long time, working on a project is really wonderful. Learning a new skill is even better and there is no age barrier for that. Nana L learned to spin I guess in her 60s and it became epic for her! As much as I love each thing I do, learning a new stitch even is so exciting and adds to the fun of it.
I hope you are having a good week. Towards the end of the week I will not be posting for a few days... I am working on something big for the future of my blog and learning a heap of new things. (which I need to do). xxx