Friday, March 11, 2016
Oh lovely Friday (with some bits of fiber included)
This was a short work week, sort of. We had three days with kids and two days attending a conference. Day one was for program directors and it was fun to attend with some of the ladies in my directors group. Short weeks sound wonderful but I always have trouble keeping track of the days. I had to remind myself on Wednesday that the next day would not be Friday. Does that ever happen to you?
While I did not have as much time to stitch by hand as I would have liked this week, the weekend looks quite promising. And I was able to catch up on a few crafty podcasts as I drove back and forth to meetings. Kate at A Playful Day has recently returned to podcasting. I always enjoy her thoughtful ponderings and interviews with crafters. She has asked this question:
What does making mean to YOU? What brings you joy? What are your frustrations? What do you secretly wish to achieve and what can we do as a community to help make that happen?
I cannot remember a time when making was not a part of my life. I learned how to sew at an early age from my mother. My grandmothers taught me to knit. I have dabbled with paper crafting over the years. I also consider my kitchen time as making time. For me, the joy of making (a quilt, a hat, a journal page, a new recipe) is all about the process. I also love to hear and talk about that process with others which is the fun of blogging. I am learning to stay away from challenge groups and enjoy whatever pace each project needs. Sometimes it is a quick one but the long time lines are also lovely.
Tomorrow I am crossing the start line on my first run since the Rock 'n Roll half marathon last summer. I am excited that my foot has not bothered me for months. Also excited to be running with my daughter. Enjoy your Friday and weekend ahead!