Or perhaps, your joy is in knitting or painting, crocheting or making fairy gardens, cooking or "homesteading"...or dancing!?
Patricia Edwards certainly sews for joy!
I have kept her story, torn from a New Zealand House & Garden for years & years; perpetually inspired by such joy & the enchanting embellished blanket she's created for her granddaughter Annalise.
I have found myself a vintage woolen blanket just the same & from time to time I lay it out & fluff around with doilies & lace, buttons & ribbon flowers & dream...one day I will embellish with great joy.
It's funny the old thing about "gifts" isn't it....Patricia says that in her earliest memory she is a very small child sitting on a very large lawn at home in Taupiri, in the Waikato, sewing clothes for her doll. Hers was a completely self-taught & self-directed pastime as her mother didn't sew.
Soon after "saving grace"& while working at Port'o'Call, I looked up from serving high tea to find myself utterly captivated by a sweatshirt (never mind the woman wearing it!) As it happened, it had been purchased in Auckland and for a good deal of money.
So, with such grand inspiration stuck in my head I began to look out for suitable sweatshirts for remodeling.
You just know when you've found the right combination for each creation because quite suddenly you just love it..no good if you don't 'cos you just won't wear it.
A very nice way to make use of some spare pretty bits & pieces.
Magnolia Pearl & her breath-takingly imaginative & romantic feminine expressions of beauty.
So we find that we do not get up very early & we do manage to (mostly) walk together in the mornings. The mid-winter prunus blossom in the park is such a delicate joy.
The very first flower on my white daphne has emerged...oh heavenly!
Quite ridiculous that I have been watering all week!
Thank you so much for coming to visit with me.
Wishing you a creatively happy week...& a little sheer joy!