Are you easily distracted? I certainly am. There are so many activities that interest me and so many possibilities (too many!) that compete for my time. Making writing a priority is important to me but, if it’s that important, why aren’t I doing it more often? That has to change. I guess acknowledgement is the first step.
What do you do when you realise you aren’t allowing time for your priorities? Are you a list-maker or do you carry the weight of all you need to complete in your head? If I make a list, the first thing on it is ‘write a list’. Then, after I’ve jotted down everything I want to do and feel overwhelmed, at least I can cross that off and feel I’ve achieved something. What’s your approach to using your time?
One of my pleasures is wandering around my garden, photographing the changes that seem to occur daily. We have a large crabapple tree at the rear of the garden and it has sprung into blossom. Look at those gorgeous shades of pink! Simple things can bring such joy.
Sara Larson Buscaglia has written a new book, all about natural dyeing and quiltmaking. I have followed her on Instagram for ages and am soothed by her calm and methodical way of experimenting with dyeing fabric with flowers from her farm and using those gentle colours to make simple quilts. The book is called Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy: A High-Country Guide to Natural Dyeing and Making Heirloom Quilts from Scratch. If you don’t know about her work, you can read this interview on Floret’s website.
For something completely different, I was fascinated to read this article about an anonymous woman who rebinds each book in her collection. She doesn’t want to start a business or earn money from her tutorials but has chosen to share her pleasure of bookshelves full of beautifully-bound books. They are gorgeous; check out her Instagram page.
What are you enjoying? Are you making quilts, nurturing your garden or reading good stories? Let me know!