What a wild and woolly week it has been for much of Australia but the State of Queensland in particular. Two cyclones coming fast on the heels of the recent devastating floods has caused massive damage across the State and I am sure the emotional toll on families will reverberate throughout our communities for years to come.
Like many living in other States I have watched and waited with baited breath to hear from friends and loved ones to be reassured of their safety and to hear if they were among the lucky ones who escaped loss or damage to homes, businesses and personal posessions.
I tend to feel overwhelmed at times such as these and along with all the other personal happenings in my life at present I found myself longing this week to get away from it all and an urge to create. Generally I am not a knitter but today I chased up a simple teddy bear pattern and needles, bought some wool and began knitting a small woollen bear. The gentle and repetitive motion of moving wool and needles gave me some much needed respite from the more serious side of life. I can knit but am not good at it and lack patience to practice and improve. I deliberately chose a small project in the hope that I will actually finish it and hopefully sometime this year! I once knitted a cardigan which took me three years to knit and then another 2 to sew the buttons on!
I am not sure if I just have a sensitive artist's soul but crafting something with my hands or creating with my mind and imagination soothes me in a way that I have been unable to recreate in any other way.
Do you turn to the simple joys of creating something new when you need a little breather from the world around you?
wishing you sunshine in your shadows
Sunshine in my shadows
Welcome to sunshine in my shadows. This blog is my space to share all the stuff that makes up my every day life. Family, friends, crafts, recipes, books and all the little things that add 'sunshine to my shadows'. We all have a sprinkling of sunshine and an equal sprinkling of shadows in our lives. Hopefully you will find more sunshine than shadows to read about here and on the days when shadows fall, know that the sunshine is peeking just around the corner!