Sunday, 14 September 2008

Enough

I took a little time out from my job last week and did lots of crafting,
which was fun ~ and I've made quite a lot of progress on the things that I have been creating.

The wire cuff that I've been crocheting is nearly finished.
Here's what it looks like when it's worn:



and when seen close~up:




I like its boldness and its weight; it feels good on. (Now I just have to work out how to fasten it off!) Working with wire is very more~ish. I want to make a wire crochet necklace next, and I'm planning on following this YouTube tutorial.

I've also finished the Crocus Scarf:



It's very soft against the skin and, as you can see, matches one of the affirmation stones that I've recently received from the lovely McCabe at dancing mermaid.

Here are the rest of the pebbles that McCabe's sent me:






I think that they're all delightful!
Since I've had them I've been reflecting and meditating on the idea of being enough:
I often get caught up in busyness and perpetual hurry, especially at work,
and it's good to stop and remind myself that I really am enough.
I don't have to push myself all of the time
and I'm allowed to be creative and to play.
(Robyn Posin explores this notion beautifully.)
I'm wondering, does what I'm saying resonate with anyone else?





Wishing you all a week that's graced by creativity and playfulness.

6 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Your crochet scarf is sooo lovely. Very rich colour but it is the shape thatI like so much. rather thanGranny square all the tme. That will have toone of my New Year resolutions perhaps.

handknit168 said...

your wire crocheting is very beautiful and wonderful.

Rachel said...

The crocus scarf is beautiful! And I like the affirmation stones, too. My montessori class does a few affirmations each morning - one of my favorites is " I am fully loved and protected." The students like that one, too!

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
Would you like to take part in a swap that I am organising. Pop over and see the details. Would love you to take part if you are not too busy with dreaded work.
Best wishes
Andrea

Carrie said...

Your crocheted cuff is gorgeous!

Fiber Deviant said...

the wire bracelet is awesome! i love the look of it.

the scarf is gorgeous... what a beautiful color and pattern.

i just love the affirmation stones!

wishing you continued creativeness!