When June Finally Comes to an End….

ScannedImageI will admit, it does feel like I have fallen off the face of the earth. I know I haven’t posted lately, I haven’t been around on social media, but seriously I do not know where the time has gone. The month has seriously flown by, but it certainly made its presence known.

June has been a time of growth, by ripping back and starting over. Like a crochet project, it feels like the threads in my life have been frogged, ripped back, to an early point. I will build from this point with more even gauge, more consistent tension, and more resolve from all that I have been learning.

Okay, yes, it seems a little mysterious…what has happened this month? Well, I really do not want to get into too much specifics, but I have had some work physically be lost and have to be redone, I have become a victim of a non-violent crime, I have been in an accident (fortunately, no one was seriously injured), and I have juggled commitments to local events, family functions, and my children’s activities, all while still visiting with out of town relatives.

Well, what I have learned is that the struggles of things I carry mentally have a direct effect on my creativity. I have realized that I need a certain amount of balance to feel productive and functional. I am sorry to admit, that at this point that crochet has not been my outlet. This is mostly because most of the crochet I have in hand is all things that need guidance and a creative spirit, I have not had a project to do just for the sake of doing it. I need to bring more of these back into my life.

I know that the next month will bring a new light, then I will have an opportunity to share with you all the fun stuff that I learned and got to play with at the TNNA (The National Needlework Association) summer trade show…I even have some give a ways to share! I can already feel the winds changing, I even picked up my crochet hook today.