Friday Round Up and A New Year Revelation

This week hasn’t been too eventful in the crafting arena.  As mentioned in an earlier post, I did finish my first block (of the the Block  of The Month) and today I started Block Two.  

I added the teeny tiny applique for the bee and have started to embroider.  I love what I am making, it’s simple and speaks to my heart.  I have been giving much thought as to what I want to do with my finished blocks.  I can’t decide if I want to make the book or make a small wall quilt (my husband thinks I need to make a quilt).  

This weekend I plan to finish my embroidery vest project, and maybe start my new embroidery project, the Stitcher by LiliPopo.  So many fun projects and just not enough time to work on them all!!!

I have also been working on another pair of ribbed toe-up socks and I’m just about finished with the first sock.  I have decided to change up the back of the leg to include a cable.  I really love how this looks and the Cadet Color of the Patons Kroy is awesome … my husband even commented he would wear socks in this color of blue!

I haven’t tackled my spinning in so long, well long for me as it’s been a few weeks since I’ve set down at my spinning wheel.  I hope to get back to spinning soon but just needed a bit of a break from it.  I love spinning but sometimes I need to do other things as well and like many of you out there who have many crafting loves, it’s often difficult to juggle them all.  Do you ever find that you have that issue ?

One thing I have started this year is to “allow” myself not to be focused on just one thing.  Before the world of the internet and social media, I never thought about crafting like I do today.  I have been so caught up with knitting and spinning that I gave up pretty much everything else I loved.  Why ?  Because to me the “cool kids” only knitted or spun.  I’m no longer worrying over being one of the “cool kids” and that has given me so much freedom to express myself in so many ways.  I know that may sound really dumb, but that’s really how I’ve been over the last 10 years.  I never have allowed myself to be me.  So this year I decided it was time to just that, be me!  

I think this post by my friend Diane that she shared from “Rantings of a Beautiful Mind” on Facebook sums up exactly how I feel.

Courtesy of Rantings of a Beautiful Mind

For instance….

I am drawing again!  I have truly missed my art and like my spinning, when I’m not consistent and doing this daily, I forget things or I simply loose my touch.  Art is a true love of mine (get it from my Mom) and no matter what I do in my crafting life, art is going to be part of it.

I wish all of you a wonderful and creative weekend, and remember to always enjoy what matters the most to you and not to others.

Until next time, be creative.

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