Thursday, 24 March 2011

my creative space

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?


  1. I'm sure the recipient of the postcard will be thrilled! Would love to post a book review, if I could only get around to reading one!

  2. I love this postcard, I was more than thrilled to receive it! Thank you.

  3. Hi Colette, I came from the flickr group. I love your hearts, and the paper side is so lovely too. I love that you added these things you love into the card. Wonderful idea!
    best wishes,

  4. What a bright and cheery skirt, and the postcard swap sounds like great fun!

  5. I love the combination of paper, typing and embroidery they work really well together. I used to have a typewriter that I got for my birthday when I was maybe 12 or so, but somewhere along the line it has vanished. I used to love using it and typing things out!

  6. What a beautiful stitched postcard.wish it were landing on my doorstep to bring a smile :)
    I never joined in this time around..never ever found out if my last postcard arrived..couldn't bear the thought of the same happening again! (plus dare I say but my list of things to do may be even bigger than yours!!haha!)
    So delighted you could make it for my giveaway :)
    Hope you get through your list in an easy and painfree way :)x

  7. Beautiful postcard, well done you!!
    x x x x x x

  8. hullo Colette, oh your skirt is so cute, and I love your hearts, I also love that your daughter helped with the wording.


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