Sorry for checking out for a bit there, i just spent my last week and weekend sick in bed with one of the nastiest colds/flu viruses in recent memory. It was the pits, completed with body aches, fever and one of the worst sore throats ever.
I was having a hard time and found myself feeling a little bit of sadness mixed with a tinge of depression. The sad part, simply put, has something to do with the recognition that i only learn to listen when my body tells me "enough". Sometimes it slips my mind that nothing really works without our health. The depression [that goes hand in hand with sadness}, has something to do with how i feel about my day-job as a programmer ~ unproductive and uninspired. That longing feeling for more time and more space to spend on my creative dream continues to yearn on ~ calling me. Maybe it was all these feelings that finally boiled down to this nastiest colds/flu. Either way, i didn't get much in the way of crafting done. It was good to have to stay away from the sewing machine for a while because it reminded me of how much i really enjoy sewing and seaming away. This slowing down, also reminded me of the comfort joy in "appreciating the tiny little things and the people around" ~ sometimes it just slip pass my fingers.
Sitting here in this slightly chill morning sunshine quietly sharing space with you here on my little bubble space was also one of the things that i needed most. Being here with you and connecting myself in this creative world keeps me calm, gives me a little more faith and believes in myself and allows me to carry on.
I also wanted to say thank YOU to each of you who commented so kindly about my wedding ring pillow. It feels good to have made a big check beside that item on my list. I'll be back soon with more crafty news.
Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you and yours ~ always!