Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Enjoying a bit of craftiness...
This morning I spent a lovely couple of hours with a much loved friend chatting and knitting. It made me realise why so many of my mothers generation have a 'stitch and bitch' group. My knitting was easily portable and gave me some time to do it during the day which I would never do at home and I got to chat to my friend while I did it, another favourite past time.
We may have got more done without our toddlers running around but that is just the way it is at the moment. I am hoping we will still be 'stitching and bitching' when all our children are grown and maybe they have their own toddlers running around!!
I did go to another craft group a month or so ago with a friend who meets with her mothers group and assorted acquaintances for a craft night. I enjoyed seeing what other crafty things people were up to and getting some ideas from others on my own projects. It was nice meeting some new people who had a shared interest. The talk was not all crafty and they all seemed like a nice bunch of ladies. I plan to drop in when I can.
After my Mum died the counsellor I saw recommended I embrace the craftiness in me. Mum was very much a crafty gal and it was/is a nice way of still feeling connected to her. It is also great as a mother as craft can give me a sense of accomplishment. While the washing is a never ending task and the kitchen and the clothes sorting..... craft has an end. When you finish a project it is complete and you have something to show for it. You can hold it in your hand and see what you have accomplished, or see it walk out the door to the school for dress up day.
So I am enjoying making things ... what are you enjoying?