I think the biggest gift that crafting and blogging brings to me is to give me a window of awareness of all the amazing things around me. Amazing things right here. Every. Single. Day. It give me a framework that makes me stop and just be. Sometimes. It could be more. I wish for more but at least sometimes it helps my eyes be wide and my brain quiet and it lets me see and feel and hear and smell and taste more. To get deeper in to what is happening in the moment and further from the to dos, should bes and never enoughs. It's peak plum blossom time. Sensual overload.
Making things has always helped me to make sense of my life and when I found knitting I found the sense of myself as a creative person. Back in 2006 it seemed like the obvious thing to do to write a blog about learning to knit. These days the needles are a little quiet and I seem to be absorbed in crafting a new sense of myself. I'm busy being all fingers and thumbs with activities like meditation, tuning in to my intuition and learning about the bounty of the plant world. If I'm not here then I'm sure to be instagramming apparently ordinary things or pinning anything that stays still long enough. Finding ever more beauty and creativity in everyday life.