Good morning! I didn’t think I’d have time to write today. The boys are finishing up their last week of school, (always a busy time), we have violin lessons to catch up on today, and it’s our anniversary today, so my husband is home, and we’ll likely be eating out. I’m not sure how much crafting time there will be. But I’m grateful today for my family, and also for the friendships I have with you, so I slowed down a few minutes, and wrote a bit regardless of a busy day ahead.
There has not been much knitting time the past few days, and today I have a pesky cold, but I want to finish this shawl and I do need to push on and get it done. I think I’ll have time to set up my sewing maching today as well. I promised my friend Diana a bag, and by gosh, I need to get going on that too. (Hi Diana!)
In addition to the mental project list I have, I was thinking about all the flower photos I have taken since starting this blog. I am often amazed at how the flower photos catch the sun (usually by pure luck), and the soft transparency of the cloth-like petals as well, and I thought I might like to try my hand at painting them with watercolors!
One of the surprising things I’ve noticed since writing here at Stone Cottage, is that my mind is more creative than before and I enjoy this very much. I can’t say why it is, and I don’t know yet if I’ll have the ability to paint, but I’ll have fun trying. I mentioned that I’m going to learn to paint to some co-workers yesterday, and one commented, “But do you have time for that?” I’m pretty certain he thought it as a waste of time. I said, “No, you are right, I really don't!” But what I didn’t say outloud, I did say to myself. “And I’m glad that won’t stop me from doing it anyway.” Oh, because I know being creavitve, is the farthest thing from a waste of time!
The truth is, there is not a lot of time to do extra things we love, is there? But I’ve found the moments I take to do them, is when I have the deepest feelings of peace and gratitude, and those times, are often when the most quiet reflection of my beautiful, precious life occurs. Craft on then! Wishing you the most beautiful day! xo Jeannine
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
-- Mark Twain