Now I don't claim to know any better than anyone else. Oh, OK, from the insistent and stubborn way that I 'strongly recommend' that you do things my way, you may well feel that I'm kidding myself. I get that, I understand the theory of free will. I don't claim either, to scoff at anyone who says they 'don't have time' for something. I genuinely don't...although I do, just as genuinely, feel that they should benefit from some of my advice: If you want to do something badly enough, you'll find time.
Anyone with a job and a house to run, with or without family, will know that's true. At different times of the day and night, we are carving out some time to do something that makes us happy. No doubt that any sort of creativity is therapy. (Except the relentless slog of cooking supper...I don't mind doing it, but I hate being the one who has to choose all the time....!)
This is one of my therapies:
Time to visit with a friend. You may well recognise Jan. It's been ages since we caught up and so yesterday, fresh from her trip to Wales, we took the chance. We discussed the charity of choice for the WOYWW crop, the menu for the WOYWW crop and life. As you would. I was riveting company as you can see. The lesson - quite clear and profound - make and take the time for a cuppa and a chat. It's good for the soul.
Here's some details about the pic, in case you're interested...
I made the quilt from Jo's LilyBo instructions and Jan's remnants..I did manage to buy the red fleece lining and the wadding! I have been angsting over not having made the bag yet, and of course, Jan won't have that sort of nonsense. She suggested it go as part of a first donation to the chosen charity. Salisbury Women's Refuge. Women and children often have to leave home with nothing but the clothes they stand up in. The Refuge offers a place of safety and amongst other things, some bits and pieces to help. I hope Jo will approve of the diversion. Jan sleeping through my interesting news just might have offered me another lesson, but I'm too busy to learn....
Have a lovely weekend!