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.