You know I like seasons. The changing weather, the altering of routine and activities, and thus the flux in where I invest my energy. And what gives me energy too. Just as seasonal change is a part of natural rhythms, so the change in my activities and interests seems natural too.
It’s that time of year when I inevitably feel the pull indoors and inward. The gardens have been put to bed, the yard work is no more (until the snow starts piling up, of course!), and my motivation to get outside for a run is dwindling as well (It’s just so cold! And dark!). Books, tea (surprised by this one? Me too.), and indoor projects have become the focus. And Netflix too, because #honesty.
My sewing machine has been humming along many evenings this week. And I finally made it to the fabric store to stock up on project supplies. My project list is long and ambitious: some new projects and some “old” ones that have been dusted off that I’m determined to finish. I often defer to practicality (or frugality) when shopping for supplies, but with a baby at home, a trip to the fabric store is no longer a quick little jaunt, so I went for it. I stocked up on it all – so that when it doubt, I will have the supplies to complete it.
My annual quilt retreat is quickly approaching, and it seems a perfect time, as my energy shifts indoors and my ambition for creative projects is high during these long, dark evenings. It will be my first time away from Eamon for TWO nights, and I’m a bit sad about that, but I think I will savor the time away even more, in some ways. I know that I will savor the fact that I will be doing exactly ZERO loads of laundry and ZERO dishes and cooking ZERO meals while I’m away. A gift indeed!
Cheers to you in this season of change, hoping you make time to create in whatever form that looks like.