Sunday, March 25, 2007

Thoughtfulness and Generosity - All Packaged In A Gorgeous Basket...

A wise man once said that the best kind of gratification is delayed gratification...

OK, actually - that's crap. I just made that up to try and excuse how long it's taken me to get to this post!

If good intentions counted for anything, well... then I'd have lots of whatever it counts for. Lots of good intentions around here the last week. Lots of good intentions, and not as much follow-through...

I find myself in an odd space... maybe it's Spring Fever? But I find myself starting to wonder if perhaps I am spending too much time following the lives and craftiness of others, and not focusing enough on my own.
I'm managing to take care of all the day in, day out stuff that life needs- but it seems there's not enough time for the "extras". I want more time for knitting and creating. More time for reading books again. More time to finish up on the great decluttering project of 2007. I'm craving the "extras" these days...

I'm not going to say I'm taking a full-out break... Let's face it - how many times have you read on someone's blog that they're going to take a little break? Sometimes it happens, and sometimes they're back 36 hours later -- more prolific than ever!
(Which, selfishly I kind of always cheer for! I miss my favorite bloggers when they go on a hiatus!)

So, no - I'm not announcing an official break. But don't be surprised or worried if I seem to be more quiet than usual. I might not be stopping by your blog as frequently, but I'll still be stopping by. I might not be posting as much here, or commenting as much out there* - but I'm still going to be around. Still blogging, still reading and commenting - but trying to examine my own life a bit more...
(guess it all goes back to the "Doing What I Can, When I Can, and In A Way That Makes Me Happy" thing...)

Now onto the GOOD STUFF!



I've got my camera back - so I can share the loveliness that is my goodie basket from Daisy and Cookie's Big Weekend o' Fun!

Goodies!

Have you ever seen so much thoughtfulness packaged up so nicely?
(You can click on the picture to see it larger at Flickr - and see notes on what all there is!)

Wee Bunny!

And did you check out Wee Bunny's face? Isn't he the cutest? I just want to eat him up.

And this:

Needle Case

I had actually seen this over at Creative Little Daisy - and thought it was beautiful, but I knew it wasn't for me. 'Cause I'm the Queen of Can't Sew.

But you know what? I do use needles** - when I put together a little bear, or when I did the face on SmittenKitten! So I have loved having this gorgeous case to put my needles in. Also - there is a little pocket on the inside cover, which is so clever. I've got lots of leftover strands of embroidery floss (you know, from when you use only two of the six strands, or somesuch) and the pocket is lovely for stashing all those leftover bits!

So, yes - I am horribly remiss in how long it took to get the post up...
But seriously, this kind of fabulousity? Worth the wait...



*I have long suspected that I am a far better commenter than I am an actual blogger...

**Oooh - that makes me sounds all dark and damaged and stuff, doesn't it?

8 comments:

autum said...

I know the feeling you are having, it's like you need to come up for air. I 'll miss you!

I'm glad you enjoyed the little goodies. It was fun thinking of what to put in the basket.
I hope you get lots of extras done!!

Oh, you ARE a very good commented by the way, but an equally good blogger!!

Rohanknitter said...

What a sweet basket of goodies! A wee bunny and a needlecase and a cute litte plant as well!
We'll miss you when you're not here - but, I must admit, I know the feeling.

capello said...

you know, i've been feeling the same thing.

i've spent most of the weekend away from the computer and you know what? it has been very lovely.

LOVE your easter basket. so fun!

beki said...

What a fun easter basket!

Girl, I know what your saying. I get to feeling like that at times. Looks like we all go there from time to time. So kick back, take a break, and enjoy the extras. It'll do you good :)

Beth said...

I love the little hens and chicks. Also, thank you for your comment! It always makes me smile when I see that people are actually reading this stuff I post.

bekka said...

focus and read. really. spend more time cultivating your own creativity. sometimes i feel like all i do is attempt another project that my heart's not really in because lots of others are making it, too.

keep reading. please keep writing. i'll miss all those cookie crumbs if you stop

African Kelli said...

I would have to say that I love your blog and your comments equally. They both make me happy and think.
And yay for taking time for you! To nurture your creative side, to sit with a good cup of coffee, to just enjoy your sweet child. Whatever you want my friend. We'll be here cheering for you.

{BTW -- that needle case? To die for! Autum is so talented!}

Rhonda said...

You're a great blogger! =] I'm a fan. Love your posts. We have similar senses of humor.