I used to think they were for people who were un-busy.
But the older and wiser I get, (can I say that before I’m 30?)
I realize hobbies are truly best for people like me.
People who host frenetic conversations in their mind and people who thrive on
Full blown extrovert. I admit it.
Besides that, my husband* is recovering from a three year illness
which means I’m recovering too. In a different way.
I needed to do something with my hands. Something where I could breathe and think and not think.
And so I am embroidering butterflies on pillowcases.
$9.98 and $0.30 for these little fluffs of floss.
I know enough about crafting to know I know nothing about crafting
And even threading a needle is like,
kind of really hard.
But my shaky butterflies are getting their wings
and my mental lungs fresh air.
*someday, perhaps, I’ll write a more in-depth post about his illness, for those interested…
but we’re only four months into a promising treatment, and more retrospect would be needed!
This is the continuation of a self-portrait series on the blog. It’s a great way to expand creative skills and document
your year in a fresh, memorable way. If you are a blogger or creative professional, you should give it a try!