Sometimes the only person you really need to be creative for is yourself. When you need restoration, relaxation, a little bliss, a little boost...it's all waiting at your work table. It's kind of like magic, hidden all around in a set of watercolors...your art journal...embroidery floss....fabric squares...and a box of beads. Pure therapy for the soul at its best.
VISIT WOYWW 241 -- THE LINKY PARTY IS RIGHT HERE.
I tend to do a bit more organizing and sorting during January. I find things, like a beautiful heart cross-stitch project I started last year, and failed miserably at finishing. But that's okay. It is now an official UFO (Unfinished Object) and that simply means, it will get finished someday! It's just that now I'm obsessed with embroidering on white felt. I'm completely covering this large square with embroidery--it's going to be the cutest little bag ever. (I always say that of course)
This size 5 pearl cotton floss is another obsession lately. I love the hand-dyed look of the rich colors, and I especially love the variegated skeins. When you slip-knot it around a floss card like this, or even a simple big ring, all you have to do is pull a thread out at the knot, and it slides right out. So easy!
Some days I feel like I'm attempting to embroidery the world--it's painting with thread and when you really get in the swing of it, you feel so peaceful and restored. Truly.
I love working at my desk in the mornings with a big mug of coffee and my happy thoughts. Bliss! I have also started a new yoga class,and I'll soon be starting a new Zumba Gold class and a new health improvement program which has a holistic approach. I hope all this helps me be even more creative!
Now, I have to share this--to my left are my daughter's dolls from childhood--the Beanie Boppers. I was washing them down! Sadly, we are finally storing them away because they were getting dusty on a remote shelf in her room. They were well loved.
I want to thank the sweethearts who sent their kind thoughts last week--words are powerful and your words have truly helped me continue to heal from the loss of my sweet mother. Love you all! Have a happy Wednesday.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Restore