Since safe travel is realistically out of the question for a while yet, I can’t help thinking that now is the perfect time to spend remembering all of the good times I had while on the road.
Knitting needles, make some room on the shelf. Mama’s crocheting granny squares.
Remember when I wrote about the laundry list of craft projects I had lined up for the spring and summer? Well, just like everything else in 2020, things haven’t gone exactly as I planned.
My mom taught me how to crochet from long before I learned how to knit, but I never got hooked (pun totally intended)...until now.
While I’m still focusing on becoming a more skilled embroiderer, I don’t think I can entirely resist the pull of variety and enjoying knitting, quilting, and sewing projects too. Here’s what I’m planning on tackling over the next few months.
Remember when I wrote that 2020 was going to be the year when I really and truly got into embroidery?
I’ve always believed that having a hobby--something that’s not for work, or family, but just for yourself and for pure enjoyment, is something we all need to be our best selves.
There’s more than one way to use your passion for the fiber arts to make a difference in the world.
In the space of an afternoon, and with a little felt, some embroidery floss, some wooden buttons, and some fiber fill I repurposed from an old pillow, I have some new handmade ornaments for our tree to add to our growing collection of custom pieces I’ve made for our trees over the years.
When the weather turns gray and rainy, my thoughts inevitably turn to time spent indoors in front of a roaring fire, coupled with a good book, a warm drink, and that most necessary of accessories, a chunky knit blanket or throw.