Monday, July 27, 2009

The Ripple

Even though I am a beginner crocheter, this beautiful ripple pattern with bright, happy colors, makes me feel like an expert!

Here's my boy working on his own little project. We're hoping to turn out a little bag for him to put all those boy treasures in.

I wanted to add a bit more to this post. Most people who've known me for awhile will probably be a little surprised to see a crochet project on my blog. I've never been a crafty type. However, I have been increasingly drawn to creative areas. I am wondering if I will have to wait until Christmas to by myself my first sewing machine. I dream of wandering the aisles of craft stores. I am reading craft blogs like crazy. Why?

I think I know why. For the last ten years all my creative energies have been focused on having babies. Not that I take credit for "creating" them. That was in the Lord's hands. But I have focused on the best things to eat, the best way to birth, how to diaper, feed, bathe, hold, nurse, and dress a baby. How to potty train, teach, and enjoy toddlers and preschoolers. What home school methods appeal to me and how to purchase curriculum to match my taste and my kids' learning styles. So much to learn!

But now my baby days are behind me. I've figured out (for the moment) what kind of schooling I want to do with my kids. And all those questions of child-rearing are answered and the process is automatic. So what's wrong with me? I think I am bored.

Yes, laugh. How I could I be bored? The homeschooling mom of 5 kids? My creative self is bored. Maybe that's a better way to put it. I need an outlet. I need something new to figure out. Something to put my brain to and conquer. Why not sewing and crocheting? At least I can do it from the comfort of my bed while telling the kids to go make their own sandwiches for lunch. (Should I say that?) I am sure it will be something else eventually. There are so many things I want to learn to do. Would you care to share with me what you would like to learn? I'd love to hear it.


Craig and Linda said...

Great job, Desiree! Your work looks great and I can relate to how you feel about the need for an outlet. My secret (oops - I'm letting it out!) desired craft is tatting. It'll have to wait until our RV season is done, but someday...

Desiree said...

Okay, Linda. I have heard of tatting but I'll admit I had to google it to find out exactly what it was. Looks very delicate and pretty!

Momma Malek said...

This is great, and makes perfect sense!! I'm so excited for you. Post whatever new and great craft stuff you create. How nice to be able to spend a little time doing things you enjoy....just for you!

Steph said...

Looks really good! You know I am having a baby who will need blankets! :)