Short and sweet post from me today, which is better than nothing, which was what I was going to do.
After all the awesome encouragement on Tuesday, I’ve spent the morning happily sewing away. The weather has been over cast and rainy, and the kids playing so well. I forget sometimes the benefit of just spending time at home in the holidays, and letting their imaginations run wild. There is a lot to be said for forced ‘boredom;’ it’s then that they make their own fun.
And honestly, when I think back to my fondest memories as a child, it wasn’t the movies we went and saw, or the park visits that I recall. It was the games I played at home with my friends and by myself. The stories I would create and act out as I ran around the yard in my own little fantasy world.
Those days were the days my childhood was made of, and I love watching my kids make up their own little worlds. As I write this, Bridie is completely absorbed in hers; I don’t even think she knows I’m watching her. 🙂
That’s pretty much the definition of finding the joy right there.
Followed fairly closely by this.
It’s called a slab quilt and it’s made up of scraps sewn in similar colours in a 15 1/2 square. There’s no pattern or specific structure to it. You take two bits of fabric and sew them together and then you keep on doing that until you’ve got the right size.
It’s equal parts thrifty and liberating. The lack of too much cutting means it’s fast, and the absence of ‘rules’ means I can just do it however I like.
I have no real dreams or needs for perfection for this quilt; just the plan to make it big enough so ‘we can all snuggle under it together,’ as requested by BJ.
That works for me. 🙂
As does the whole process of just taking the day ‘off’ from housework and running around and whatever. Enjoying being at home, relishing in the banter of the kids, playing with my sewing machine and of course my iron, and listening to soppy music on my iPhone.
It’s Thankful Thursday, and I’m finding the joy.