It’s sharing time today…..there is a place, or rather a place in time, that I would describe as a personal heaven – it’s around 10 pm in the evening when my always entertaining, ever-loving and exhausting (in the best way possible) daughter has been happily, sound asleep for a couple of hours, the school bags are packed, clothing set out and lunches made for the next day (this level of organization does actually happen about 75% of the time) and there is a general calm over the household.
I can smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Feeling serene, I fill my cup, add the requisite cream and sugar and then settle into my big oversized chair. In front of me on my coffee table and the floor below are newly started projects (ok, some not so new), gauge samples spread out all over. There are a myriad of supplies: crochet and knitting needles; stitch markers; scissors and baskets and bags full of …. wait for it….yarn!
Surrounded by an array of beautiful hues of colour and simple tools to aid my creative juices, I am peaceful. Not only peaceful, but buzzing with swirling thoughts of “what can I make next?” Make no mistake, you can be peaceful even though your mind is busy. I believe your state of mind rather than the pace determines your level of zen.
Happy knitting, hooking, crafting, designing, whatever brings you joy to all of you out there!