Saturday, August 16, 2014
Tunnels... and Joy
So, the light I thought I saw at the end of the tunnel... well, it wasn't the end. Only a mirage. I won't bore you with the long saga, but surmise that I haven't had as much time to do the things I WANT to do versus the things I NEED to do.
However, the added stress added to the joy of doing one more basket... Good therapy, I tell you. Good therapy. I had a very particular color in mind for this basket... I wanted it to be the deep gold of a beautiful sunflower.
There were no big skeins of wool available that matched my vision... so, I used three strands of cotton. It IS a little harder with three strands and cotton is a bit more difficult for me to wrangle; but, I think I love the firmness of this basket most of all! And, I am very happy with the color!! Sunflower, baby! Sunflower joy!
I do have a knit project in the works... Now, for the light to be the END of the tunnel so I can get back to a more normal schedule! ;)
I keep hearing in the back of my mind to be careful and not let the frenzy rob me of joy like a fox in the night...
I saw this little guy EARLY on Alex's birthday at the beach... he was cruising for snacks I think.
Anyway, feeling overwhelmed with life's demands can rob us of our joy if we let it...
Guard your joy.
"Build a little fence of trust
Fill the space with loving work,
And therein stay."
~ Mary Frances Butts
blessings ~ tanna