With Love From Brooklyn

Last weekend had a tough start so I took pleasure in hibernating.  Deep, quiet, surrounded by the things which make me feel better.

The first thing I tackled was my WIPs.  Good googly moogly, let’s just say I had a lot!  I decided to store the projects that weren’t working up right in a separate container so I could reclaim the yarn.  Then I went on to packaging the ones I’m going to keep working on and frogging the ones I’ve lost interest in.  The exercise was quite an eye-opener.  I found projects all over the place.  Stuffed in all kinds of containers.  Started but not finished.  Not the way I want to continue crafting (but that right there is another story for another time).

I made sure I got everything out … look ma, I’m not lying:

WIP Stash

I had such success with the projects, I continued on and sorted my tools, then my stitch markers. I ended up finding two missing tape measures in the process.  Took me the entire day but it was worth it.  But I was in good company — a “Murder She Wrote” marathon was what I needed to keep me going.  😀

Sunday brought more hibernation and I started my day with a few of my favourite things:

Hibernation Jan 2015 II

I’m not sure why the world is on such a noisy fast track; quiet, solitude and hibernation always makes me more productive in the aftermath.  Noise has its place, but if we follow seasonal patterns, we’ll acknowledge that there are times when we just need to be still and retreat.

How’s your winter going?  Have you been clearing clutter, enjoying solitude and appreciating the things which bring you joy?  I’d love to know what you’re up to.  Until we talk again,

With love from Brooklyn,

With Love From Brooklyn