I had almost made my mind up not to start anything new and only work on existing projects, but there’s something rather sad and not very creative about making a decision like that. It’s almost saying that my will-power should be stronger than my creativity – and I think that would be rather a bad thing, if I’m honest.
I’m also finding it rather depressing being stuck at home – the weather is dark and miserable, doing anything hurts and of course I can’t do any of the active things I love. Even sitting at a table with my knee at a right angle is only possible for a minute or two before I have to go back to the sofa. I’m certainly also missing all the endorphins that normally course through my body keeping me happy and upbeat. I’ve noticed that I’m actually retreating into myself a bit, hiding away and hibernating even more than I normally do at this time of year. Not good. And I don’t want it to turn into anything more serious.
Things are also reaching a critical phase for the teenagers as the end of the semester looms. It’s REALLY critical for my two girls – more about that another day – which means it’s unbelievably stressful for me, especially as I don’t have a lot to take my mind off it all right now.
Which is why I’m going to embark on something I’ve been thinking about for a while – a quilt for me – for our bed, in fabric that speaks to me, lots of stars and a pattern that is totally within my comfort zone.
In short – a comfort quilting project.
Even better, it’s all from my stash.
What’s not to like?
Cabbage and Roses Northcote Range and in all probability Carrie Nelson’s Eventide pattern.
I’m a great believer in being kind to myself when things aren’t going great. So this is it. My little kindness to myself.