Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
Our hands often revel what we really think but do not say.
They can show a range of feelings and emotions from confusion
and frustration to joy, understanding, love and compassion.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us,
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with  a warm tender hand.
-Henri Nouwen

One of my New Year Resolutions was to be more creative.
My grandmother on my mothers side was an artist...
I had a grandfather that was a talented photographer.
When my brother has time and the inclination...he is an artist.
All my boys are clandestine artists....hiding their talents under a bushel.
My daughter is in the throes of creativity at this very moment....please come soon dear Ben!!!
My Builder is very artistic too...but no one would ever know it....for he doesnt take the time....
I wish to be artistic..I have a closet full of various medium in hopes it would instigate some creative outlet.
I wont give up.

Years ago..when I was first married, my talented mother taught me to knit. It was then that I created a few darling sweaters for my toddlers. I knitted cute booties for gifts. And then for some reason I set it aside and havent picked up knitting needles since. 
Until last week.  
Pinterest, babies arriving, and having nothing better to do while we wait for Ben caused me to give it a try once more.  I have found it very satisfying.  I can watch Downton Abbey while knitting. I can sip tea and converse with those around me and knit.  Yarn is like fabric these days...down right beautiful and inspiring!!!  I whipped up this little sweater for Ben, right before Anna's eyes...which was fun.  We went to Walmart to pick the buttons  for it (and to walk the isles for exercise.)  It turned out ok....for a first attempt after all these years.  But I think I'll enjoy getting better  with practice.  Now Im working on a sweater for baby Beckham!  (even though sweater season in St George is shorter lived than
 my patience.)  Olive will be my next guinea pig...something cute and girlish will be fun to try.
So... the silver lining to waiting for Ben....
hang'in with my daughter
watching movies
All things I probably wouldnt be doing if I were home!!  At least not on this grand scale.



Chelsea said...

Cute!!! Will you teach me to knit? I've always wanted to learn. Anxiously waiting to hear how things are going!!!!!!

Dixie Mom said...

Beautiful! You should do more knitting!