Most evenings when I close my eyes, I see a swirl of ideas, colors and patterns. You know that feeling on Christmas Eve when you are a kid (or a grown up) and you just can't wait to get to sleep so you can get up in the morning and experience the magic? Well that's me most mornings. I know many of you morning haters will not understand that but I am at my best in the early hours anyway.
For instance this morning, I was compelled to get out of bed at 5am and reorganize my embroidery basket. I enjoyed every moment of it! There is something about coming downstairs when the house is dark and still and walking into the studio which always greets me happily.
I did my first embroidery project when I was probably 8 years old. It was a pillow case that I still have. It's no less fun all these years later. The project above is from a book called Hoop La. I absolutely love this book. It is one of my top 10 favorite craft books right now. Maybe that should be a post for another day?
It seems I am always looking for an excuse to pick up needle and thread these days. One of my cats who shall remain nameless, managed to rip a hole in some of my favorite pajama pants. Well truthfully, I wore them like that for months, ok many months, but couldn't stand the idea of throwing them away, so this week I patched them and now I can't hardly stand to take them off! It's got me pulling other items out of my closet that aren't in perfect working order and looking at them in a whole new way.
There could never be enough time in the day for me to do all of the projects that I want to do and I probably have entirely too many hobbies for one person with the hope of learning several more. Of course it all has to be fit in between the demands of every day life. I have an insatiable appetite for creativity which often finds me collapsing on the sofa at the end of the day in a heap of satisfaction. Lest you think I am just running myself ragged over here, let me assure you that I'm finding plenty of time for rest too. Even Millie isn't beyond sneaking away for some colorful dreams.