Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Beginnings

I've been spending a lot of my summer being introspective and trying to figure out which direction I'm traveling. Well slowly but surely I've discovered that I have rekindled my love of knitting and crocheting and the ideas and projects have been moving nicely along and my mood moving nicely along with it. I still don't know how it will turn out "out there" but I know it makes me feel better "in here" so onward I go. I haven't given up hand embroidery all together but the ideas are flowing with the yarn and the needles so needlecrafted means something a little different today then it did at the beginning of the summer.

My son has entered college and moved from a helpless high school student to an adult college student overnight. Hopefully mom will move along with him. It's so hard to move along to a different kind of relationship with my son. I have been your classic only mother catering to his every whim and our relationship grew over the summer due to some issues that we passed through. So now I have to cut the apron strings and let him know how proud I am of his new mature outlook!

Not much else is new, although at the moment I'd say just changing my direction in work and motherhood is enough. I hope this blog post finds you well and I hope to be posting much more then I have been of late(it's been a really tough summer).


lee said...

I love that purse, you have a talent sister.

JudyOlson said...

I also love the purse!
It's a little tricky getting into a different relationship with your child that's turning into a "grown-up"! My youngest is 22, and I still catch myself talking to her as if she still needed direction...it's so embarrassing. Advice she will always need, but not direction, it's tough to stop when you've been doing it for 20 years! Good luck with your parenting journey and hope to see you soon.

jude said...

glad to hear of the rekindled fire of creativity.
letting your kids go is such a big element in life. at some point it seems as if you are losing something but you are really just on the verge of getting something back. my son was 30 yesterday. and the day before that it seemed he was 13.

Deb G said...

Glad you are starting to find your direction. It all seems to start making sense sooner or later. I really do like your purses and bags.

Phyllis said...

I really love your knitted and crocheted bags. All the colors and the combinations...you have a gift for this.

Yes, it is so hard to have kids grow up. I guess I still feel my kids will always be my babies even though they are all in their mid 30's and older. I think this transition is one that is different for everyone. No one can say how long it will take or how easy or difficult it will be, but one thing is for sure, you will always be his special mom!