Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Why We Do What We Do

Do you ever go through a crafting dry spell (say, the length of a physically and emotionally rough first trimester...) and then when you finally sit back down to your sewing machine/yarn/pencil/camera/whatever your craft of choice may be, and, finally, with it back in your hands, you think, oh yeah.  This is me.

Whenever I don't have the energy to make, it's because I've forgotten that making is what gives me the energy.  Creating is what drives our humanity.  The rest is just surviving.

More on this project when I've got it all done, but I have to say that the easy freehand nature of the quilting is so soothing and meditative.  I highly recommend. 

1 comment:

  1. First of all, love the letters project! I think it is awesome. Kids love anything that they can physically feel, ya know - so it doesn't seem like they are actually learning something. ;)

    And secondly, I feel ya about the dry spell. I am not a crafter of any sort, but I feel that way about other things. Reading actually. I don't read anything for a while and I feel like, ugh, I don't have the time/energy to start something new, and then I do and I remember "oh yeah, I LOVE to read! Why do I go so long in between books?!"

    And thirdly, is the 1st trimester we are reading about in regards to your precious firstborn Soph or is this a different 1st trimester that I have no idea about?!