Thursday, October 8, 2009
My creative space - the home stretch
Over the years, many people have told me they "don't know where I find the time" to sew and crochet. Many of them are parents with little kids, so I can understand their question. But many more aren't. The question always used to make me feel guilty, like I was supposed to be doing something else 'more important' with my time, like gardening, or cooking, or cleaning, or having lots of children. Later the question made me a little cross - like what I was doing with thread and yarn wasn't considered by people to be as important as other stuff they felt I should be doing.
Well, I'm here to tell you that playing with thread and yarn is important stuff, although I do suspect that I'm speaking to the converted! It's important for my health, my imagination and to keep my family warm. It's important because I want to inject beauty into my life and the lives of those I love.
I cook and bake and garden and work full-time and renovate and clean and wash. It's just that I fit craft into a major part of my life as well.
And it's amazing what you can do in front of the telly at night.
My creative space this week is right in front of said telly. After dinner, with a cup of lemon tea, listening to nothing in particular on the box. I'm just enjoying the steady rhythm of needle and thread and the anticipation of it being completed. 24 blocks, 15 half blocks. That's all.
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