Monday, December 17, 2007

Working In Spirit

I found the best way to handle the Christmas season is to work through it. To use the gifts and the love that God has given me for my work and let it help me through this time. I realized just how lucky I am to have so much fortune in my life. I have a wonderful husband and a fabulous son, my friends and I have my work. The colors, the textures, the tangled threads that become something else, the flash of inspiration that comes out of nowhere. The last couple of days I have had several gifts of inspiration.

Yesterday I finished knitting the purse I have been making. The handle is being blocked as we speak since the pattern made it curly. I've beaded it and will put the lining in and then I will share it.

Last night I had an inspiration for a new project which I will throw myself into after I finish my turtle bag, although I think I will start it today or tomorrow and do a little bit every day. Sometimes if I don't act on an inspiration it falls by the waste side. It will be a rather large hand embroidered framed piece. I'll let you know more about it as it gets a little further along.

This morning I spent the day picking up beads(and a whole lot more) from my studio rug and underneath the loveseat in my studio. I also tidied up a bit and found a wonderful reason to smile in the shape of a photo album with pictures of my son and other people's children from holidays that have passed and school pictures from preschool. My son had(and probably still has) the most beautiful smile. I am so very proud to be his mother. It was a wonderful surprise to find this photo album and his smiling face while I was picking up beads. Which I must tell you is very meditative(and time consuming). I also found 4 scissors(is it any wonder I can never find them when I need them) and about 7 crochet hooks which probably fell during my foray into freeform crochet(which I intend to take up again more seriously in the new year).

Well since I have no pictures and I have nothing else to really say. Dig around your studio floor because you never know what you will find. Perhaps there is a smiling face in a photo album mixed among your magazines. Or 4 scissors you have been looking for. Or yourself somewhere in that morass. Happy Stitching.

By the way the InspireMeThursday challenge is giving and I guess since I was lucky enough today to recieve gifts from the great universe, it may inspire someone.


lee said...

what a lovely post. I really love the work that you have done, talented for sure....

dianeclancy said...

This is quite a sweet post .. yes, picking up a studio can be quite something!!

How wonderful you found your son's smile. I too feel better working through the season.

~ Diane Clancy

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Holy smokes, my head is spinning from all the lovely stitched goodies you have posted. Those purses knock my socks right off! Mind if I link you? I surely want to come back and see what you are up to. Thanks for stopping by my blog, sew glad we crossed paths! ~Monica :)

eslina said...

This is a really sweet post. By the way, I love that lovely funky purse! :D

tangled stitch said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments about my post and my purses. I love to make purses! Really love it!

Monica(and anyone else who would like to) of course you can link me and I would love to link you back. I'm a johnny come lately but I have discovered the joy of blogging.

Thanks Diane for noticing that my pre Christmas blues have flown the coop. In big part it was because I was able to be honest and have people respond to that honesty so a very big thank you!

Merry Christmas All!

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Your gratitude is expressed so well. Nice post.

titration said...

I wish I was working through the christmas season... that line gave me pause and I thought what am I working on (maybe not physically but in general) this xmas season. Good reflection and fun stitched stuff "to give" :).

Barbara Hagerty said...

So glad I found your blog!

I can certainly relate to all the lost goodies that miraculously return when you clean out the studio! I have invested in lots of lint rollers. . .they pick up spilled beads very quickly, and also clean-up stray fibers from tabletops, ironing boards and even from the projects I work on.

Merry Christmas!

tangled stitch said...

More wonderful posters and more wonderful blogs to go visit. just click on them I dare you. Very very talented people.