Thursday, April 30, 2015

Like a Box of Chocolates

Life, like my blog, is like a box of chocolates, "you never know what you're gonna get". One day you can be up smiling, skipping along, humming a happy tune, and the next day some nasty little piece of news can have you crashing back down again, wondering where the song in your heart has run off to.

Lazy Daisy, Pyramid Buttonhole, Split Stitch, Couching, stacked beads.
(Lazy Daisy, Pyramid Buttonhole, Split Stitch, Couching, stacked beads)

My blog seems to skip around like that too, primarily because that's the nature of my crafting muse as well. One day the weaving will have all my attention, the next I can't get enough of the knitting --- ideas flood my head and I can't knit fast enough to bring all the ideas to fruition. Then, just like a switch has been flipped, I'll find myself abandoning the knitting to do some marathon sewing, pulling an all-day-er, barely taking time to eat while in pursuit of some exciting new idea. Then, in the blink of an eye, the sewing is dropped and I pick up the embellishing of the Crazy Quilt once again.

Curved Buttonhole, Herringbone, Straight Stitch, beads.
(Curved Buttonhole, Herringbone, Straight Stitch, beads)

Does the revolving content around here have your head spinning at times? Me too! But follow the wandering muse I must for resisting is futile. Once the muse has moved on any attempt to stick with a spurned task is hopeless. I have the pieces cut out for a cute little top for Elfonda but today I spent what little crafting time I had completely absorbed in the embellishing work again.

Bosnian Stitch, Couching, lazy Daisy, French Knot
(Bosnian Stitch, Couching, Lazy Daisy, French Knot)

Of course there is always housework and cooking to be done too. If only I could feel as enthusiastic about that as I do about the creative stuff! Sometimes I have to resort to bribing myself by setting up a reward system: One hour of "must do" for 20 minutes of "wanna do"? 

I am so thankful for a loving, tolerant husband who acts as my "patron of the arts" in that he is supportive of my creative pursuits.


Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

I get like that too. Sometimes imy blog is abouti knitting, sometimes it is gaming, other times nature takes over...but in the end itis all me right?

Besides, I love all the different facets of your being that you share with us. You are blessed with so much creativity and the talents to create your lovely visions. It is fun to show up at your blog and see what you have for us. :D

Marlene said...

I'm glad you enjoy your visits here and aren't lost in the revolving content.

I tried to leave a comment on your blog but I don't think it actually went through.

MarthaVA said...

Crafting ADD. I have the same affliction. :-)

My husband is also supportive, but he doesn't understand. He isn't at all crafty. He is the person that would do the exact same thing, the exact same way, every day of the year, and if nothing ever changed, he would be happy as a clam. Me, well, if I have to do the same thing ever, I get so bored.

It's fine. No guilt. Keep on keeping on. Creativity can't be stifled. Otherwise, we burst.

cjbj said...

I keep up on your projects, enjoy them all.