But somewhere in between all of the painting and scrapbooking, I want to learn how to make some crafts that I have never tackled before. First on my list is rag baskets. I follow Kelli over at Simply Altered and I absolutely love the baskets that she has been creating. I have a lot of leftover fabrics from some projects so I can see myself whipping up some of those baskets. They are so adorable.
Two years ago I purchased a few Knifty Knitter looms and they have been sitting in a basket next to my sewing machine ever since. Time to get them out and start knitting.
Grandma never sat done and just visited with people. She sat down and had some knitting or sewing project in her hand while visiting. I always think that when I have some time in the evening and we are watching a movie or t.v. show that I should have a project ready to work on so I can just pick it up and start working.
There was a time back 20 to 25 years ago that I would spend at least an hour a day or so cross stitching. I loved to cross stitch and I was always stitching a gift for someone. I enjoyed watching those little "x's" transform into a picture or pattern. Later I graduated from Aida cloth to stitching on linen and using little beads. I still love to cross stitch, but I wear bifocals now and it is a little harder to see the pattern and the linen. So I am graduating to projects that require a lot less squinting.
Crafting is like therapy to me. I love taking a piece of fabric or yarn and watch it being created into something. I'm excited about trying some new craft projects while I am finally painting some rooms in my house.
Can you tell I'm also feeling a lot better?