Do you know, I have found this transition from homeschooling to trying to figure out what my new purpose so difficult. I am pretty sure that it is a problem that most mums who have wrapped up their homeschooling have to navigate.
As you know I started a degree last year and really enjoyed learning about the law. I thought that because I enjoyed it so much I should follow that path. That it is the path for me. My new purpose. Except…it’s not
I’ve watched the lawyers work ridiculously long hours and weekends as the norm. That is not something I am willing to do under any circumstances as my priority is and always has been my family and home.
Apart from that personal revelation I’ve found myself reassessing things and have realised that really, my heart is at home and being a creative I need to be doing something creative! So I ordered yarn…as you do.
I far prefer to work from home where I can look after my home and family properly as well as earn a little income on the side. So that is what I’m going to do. I rather enjoy my ‘work’ being of the creative sort and I do enjoy having my pots bubbling away nurturing beautiful colourways that will be knitted up into something lovely.
I have spent a marvellous weekend dying up some old favourites and experimenting with new colourways. It’s funny how new ideas starting popping into your head when you get going. I find myself scribbling ideas on little bits of paper at the strangest times. This morning in church my eyes settled on a frond of something in one of the harvest flower arrangements which immediately translated into an idea for yarn.
So…my Etsy shop is now restocked with much more to come. Above is a pretty colourway called ‘Something Called the Wild Geese’ based on one of our favourite poems from our early homeschooling days. Every autumn the words to Rachel Fields poem come flooding back to me, especially since we actually do have flocks of geese that fly over our home each evening to the fields where they settle for the evening.
Other yarns that are in the shop already are ‘Bracken Woodland’, ‘Miss Potters Paintbox’ the ever-popular ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and the very atmospheric ‘Brooding Storm’.
Now speaking of creativity…are you planning any creative Christmas gift making for loved ones this year? Its already almost the end of October – how does that happen?! I should have started thinking about Christmas crafting before now of course but hey-ho, better late than never. I’m sure I can find some quick and creative makes to russel up.
Have you started Christmas gift-making? If so, what have you been making, I’d love to know.