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 I am so glad the Fall and Winter is upon us. I know people might not like the snow but I enjoy it.  It's wonderful to walk in Central Park and see the last greening of the trees.  Walking in the park wrapped in a hand knitted shawl is a sheer rapture.

In the last few weeks something has come over me. I really feel a strong urge to do more quilting. I used to be so unsure about how I styled my art but now I'm just going forth.  Deep down, I felt my work so awful. Through the help of my art coach at church and my sewing sisters here, I realized that I never did bad work. A lot of what I felt about myself is based on fear. What I have learned is what's behind the fear. I have told myself stories about my art that were never true. With the fear gone, I giving some of my  each day to my quilting, knitting and writing.


I placed an order for yarn. I brought a new design book called "Knit Notes".  I'm planning to knit a Gansey fisherman sweater. I have a strong appeal for this garment because of it's construction.  I'm finishing up my "UFO's", knittiing and sewing. Another thing I love about this season is my Fall reading list. I have at about 10 books to read unitl the New Year. I reading some classics, Dickens, Thoreau and Henry James are on my list. I'm also re-reading some books that I read in high school, Brave New world and The Great Gatbsy.  I am also working on my creative writing. I'm writing a article on the Gospel of Luke. When I finish it, I'm sending it out to se if I can get it published. I'm so glad the suffering hot summer is over. All my creative impluses are abundant! Will post more pics when I have completed my projects. (And I will finish them, with pleasure!)





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Comment by Pam/NY on September 22, 2012 at 4:51am

Sounds like you have a world of talent just ready to be released!!! Enjoy the the ride. Life isn't about being perfect or fitting a mold...it's about moving forward with yourself and making your part as good as you can.

Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on September 21, 2012 at 8:53pm

Yarn Basket I hope you will forgive me for telling this story but yours makes me think of this fear.  I was so afraid of swimming and getting in the deep water so for years I would not get in the deep water and missed out on so much fun.  So one day I had a friend that had a pool that was 10 ft deep in the deep end and I said to God, well Lord, I am casting aside this fear and going into the deep water, not holdiing on to the side or anything, I am trusting you.  So I went, little did I realize that God had given me these DD's and I had my own built in life preservers!!! I stayed in the deep end for hours!!! Fear can paralyze us. I am so glad you quit believing the lies and started trusting in the abilities God gave you!!!!    I would love to read your writing on the gospel of Luke, you have one reader right here.  I read almost every night, love it!!!  Keep up the creative juices!!! You go girl, can't wait to see the pictures!!!!!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 21, 2012 at 8:06pm

Letting go of those fears and enjoying what you love to do has got to feel very freeing.  It sounds like you are moving ahead with confidence and faith and joy.  


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