Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Unexpected - Vintage Style Doily

Two months ago the unexpected happened. My life was turned upside down, inside out. It meant a time, away from my business and blog, spent with family and a friend in need. Sometimes living, being a part of this thing called life, necessitates that we stretch leaps and bounds and place ourselves on a limb committed to others health and well-being. I’m thankful that I was found willing and able to be there.

If you’re a caregiver, you know that taking care of others can be both rewarding and stressful. Today, with our incomes stretched to the max, being there for those in need is an important family value which sometimes extends beyond the family boundary to friends as well. It’s during these times that taking care of yourself is important.

Part of taking care of myself means doing things that bring enjoyment while providing stress relief, like photography, crochet, needlework, sewing, and even cleaning. There’s something about creating or doing things that bring immediate results and make you feel good. Cleaning a clean, fresh space. Crochet, an algorithm of stitch types that yield a beautiful pattern. You get the idea.

Above is the lovely vintage style doily created during my hiatus, not only a work of art, but a piece of self-preservation, healing, heaped with mounds of love and prayer.



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