A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Days Like this


I can’t really see where I am going.

I have just enough of the road in front of me–and through my side mirror–to know I’m probably still on the road.

If I drive slowly and keep my headlamps lowered, I’ll still get where I was going.

Sometimes crafting–knitting, crocheting, sewing–is like driving through fog.

I much rather move through the fear rather than around it.

It help me forget the upcoming cold, windy, wet, dark winter that seems to go on forever.

There’s rarely a benefit to charging into a situation trying to control the outcome.

There’s a time and place, but, there aren’t many places and rarely a time.

At the root of most of my disasters was a deep fear, masquerading as something else.

Fear rarely names itself.  Instead, it points fingers.  It slings spin.  It runs for the hills.  What am I afraid of?  Losing my pride?  I am a culture that hide my fear.  When I hide, I don’t connect.  I shoot myself in the foot ‘cuz what I want most is security.  Security comes through connection.  The long way around will never change my character.

So today, I choose to be strong.  I will face my fear…instead of faking my way through it.  I won’t run.  I just show up.

I will stand here with both hands in my pockets and live in the fear.

I will move through my fear instead of around it. I will find grace to help with my every lonely need.

In a brief fit of inspiration one summer day–a good way to recharge the batteries–I whipped up these baskets in no time

…only took a couple hours to crochet up–to hold balls of yarn for knitting two socks at a time or a fair-isle project.

It turned itself into kinda an art piece…and looks nice. Don’t you think?

Would you squeal like a pig to find it under the Christmas tree this holiday season?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

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  1. That is adorable! I wish my Santa knew how to do that!

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