What do you do when your 'to do' list is so enormous and unachievable, and you don't know where to start, and you don't want to do any of it, and none of it is fun, and the really important deadlines are creeping up on you?
Start something new, something you meant to do last summer, something that is fun, something that will make you breathe, something that will give you some joy.
I didn't get it finished like I'd hoped, the bobbin ran out of thread, I managed to unthread the overlocker by accident, the phone kept ringing (and even more annoying - there was no-one there) the breadmaker beeped, the the needle needed changing and then my time was up.
But I get to add something fun onto my 'to do' list.
I can also share my stitched postcard for the swap, the theme this time was 'love'.
I really enjoyed doing this.
The slow hand stitching, the choosing of colours, the feel of the linen, the time it gave me to sit still, the doing it with my actual hands, thinking of all the things I love, feeling loved.
And of course, Miss Parker helped me out with the words, which never fails to please me.
This travelled over to America to live with Mama Bear. Hoping mine will get here soon, it's nice to get happy post.
Being creative is so good for my sanity.
You can still join in on the book review - anyone?