I didn’t explain really about falling down the rabbit hole which I didn’t even call a rabbit hole, I called it falling down a well, so a follow-up with self-chastisement about being careful and thoughtful. Be careful and thoughtful, me.
I’m one of those people who gets absolutely seized on a new idea, and that’s all I want to do. I would visit somebody at their house and instead of enjoying the conversation and the friendships, I’d study the home: look at those curtains, the way they’re hung like that is absolutely brilliant and I bet I can do that, I just need a board and a heavy-duty stapler and sew some simple seams…oh, hey, look at that adorable wall of picture frames and the way dried flowers are interspersed with the photos, I have so many photos waiting to be framed and maybe I can stop at the craft store on the way home and get some flowers…what a great idea to get a pie safe to store out-of-season sweaters and that’s a great little lamp on top, I wonder why I never thought of that…
Then I’d go home and pore over magazines and go to Barnes and Noble and buy more magazines just to get ideas and I would be swept away with the desire to decorate it all RIGHT NOW. I’m sure you’ll be completely unsurprised when I say that the magazines didn’t contribute a single thing towards redecorating except contributing to clutter and when I actually did some honest-to-goodness redecorating I didn’t consult a single magazine, just did what felt right. (My Hubby would come out of the bathroom, bump into something and say resignedly “you rearranged the furniture again, didn’t you.” While he was in the bathroom, people.)
Crafting. Knitting. Sewing. Cake decorating. Scrapbooking. Card making. Writing a book. (Ssssh. It’s still there, I even went back to it and re-read it and I didn’t vomit.) Why don’t I get seized by something beneficial? Like exercising?
(Excuse me, I have to laugh my butt off.)
ANWAY, there is a point to this. I have fallen down the rabbit hole on two particular blogs for which I am reading archives and savoring every bite. One is the blog of Susan Branch at www.susanbranch.com who is an artist I fell in love with a long time ago and was so happy to find her blogging. The other is the blog of Alicia Paulson at www.posiegetscozy.com and I find her aesthetic so soothing and inspiring at the same time. They make me want to be more of what I am. So I have been spending my days happily immersed in these blogs and their archives and soaking up what I love and trying to define what it is that appeals to me and energizes me into doing something. I want a happy home filled with warmth and good things, and I don’t want to hang onto things that are not working in that area. My first beginning step was to try and re-home some yarn that is pretty but I just will not knit with it.
Now you know why I have yesterday’s title, why I’m giving away yarn, and a little bit more about me.
Hopefully we’ll get some comments from folks who love yarn and then I’ll send out a happy little package. In the meantime, if you’re so inclined, I put some different tags up on my etsy site as well as some larger pieces.
What he said.