Tuesday, March 10, 2009


My little red cotton night dress
had a few worn out spots on the elbow.
I had stopped wearing it last year.
It has been in my mending basket ever since.

It is my favorite sleep dress.
My husband gave it to me years ago.
When a little hole developed I placed a heart over it.

Today I emptied the mending basket.
I saw her in the bottom.
I thought of all sorts of patches.
I finally decided to make short sleeves.

I tightened all the buttons.
I laid my night gown on the bed and admired her.
I have a feeling of satisfaction.
I almost threw her in the rag basket last year.
I thought I could just replace her.

I have changed my idea of mending.
No longer is it for making do, it is for restoring.
My spirit feels restored.
Mending can be a creative expression too.
It's all in my attitude!

Friday, March 6, 2009

First Spinnings

I took my first spinnings
and placed them in a bowl.
I treasure them.

I know they are knubby and need to be washed and the twists set.
I know they are not fine yarn.
They are my first spinnings.

I bought my first pair of knitting needles today.
They are made of rose wood and have mother of pearl inlaid tops.
I would love to learn to knit.

I wanted a pair of spinning wheel earings and a necklace.
Something to wear to guild meetings. I bought a few sterling silver charms on e-bay.

I bought jewelery making tools and made my earings.
That was fun.

While I had my tools out I made a couple of silver book marks.

I started on my March box.
It is an old wood box I found in the basement.
I shall decorate it with the motifs of March.

It feels good to be creating again.