I want to make these
Aren’t they adorable?
Dawn, and so many of you bloggers, are so incredibly talented.
I’m suffering from craft envy 🙂
I’m going to try them.
I know they will turn out wobbly, crooked and take months for me to finish.
But I don’t mind.
I seem to be incurable when it comes to admiring and trying to imitate. I do it with everything – music, drawing, flowerbeds, decorating, baking, photography. It doesn’t bother me that I am not particularly original.
I used to get quite frustrated in doing crafts. I seem to be challenged when it comes to straight lines and cutting with scissors and sewing evenly.
But as I have grown older, I have acquired a little more patience. And, become more realistic in my appraisal of my talents.
And more significantly, I’ve stopped being so product oriented and I have learned to “enjoy the process”.
I simply like to do it.
I don’t draw that well ~ but I like to do it.
I am not a piano virtuoso ~ but I love to play the piano.
I am definitely a beta harp player ~ but I am a very happy one.
I take my time and decorate cookies with lots of details and colour because I am happy when I do it.
I stay outside in the cold air with my digital camera, without gloves, taking shot after of shot of the sun on branches and snow because I am enjoying myself immensely.
I deliberate over my choice of words on my blog. I even change them after I have had comments – because I get a deep satisfaction from picking the exact word that describes what I am thinking. feeling, seeing.
I am happy that there are tons of people who do things far better than I.
I will continue to learn from them
and be content to imitate.
I’m very happy that blogging has brought all you talented writers, bakers, photographers, comedians, crafters and hostesses extraordinaire into my life. I love to learn about different countries like Sweden (oops sorry Eija – I knew that 🙂 Finland and Norway, or life on a ranch , in the mountains of Virginia, Utah, or the big city
inspire me by your faith
bless me with your friendship.
I’m sure I have missed mentioning some of you,
but know this ~
Your friendship, comments and emails are a very sweet part of my day,
a continual source of encouragement
a gift that I will always treasure.
Goodness, this blog post was intended to be a simple “I want to make those cute felt hearts of Dawn’s”
but look how it has evolved.
Just like my life
because of you.
with much love and appreciation,