Friday, August 27, 2010

Creativity MIA

One thing (of many) that depression steals is creativity.  I enjoy various creative outlets like knitting, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, and photography.  But when my depression flares up, I have little interest or energy to work on projects, even when part of my self really wants to. So instead of posting pictures of all the amazing things I have made lately, because I haven't, I thought I'd show some ideas of what I would like to make:

 Vintage Sheet Quilt

I've been collecting some vintage sheets and pillow cases from garage sales, thrift stores, (and my parent's house!) for a while now. This would be my first quilt; should be fairly easy because it's just squares, no complicated pattern.

Knit Leaf Cravat Scarf

More of these cute knit dish clothes (I've already made one and I really like how the pattern turns out)

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Knitted Pears

I'm also 4 years behind on my scrapbooks! I've had my supplies out on the dining room table for a few weeks now, and work on it as my brain will allow, which isn't often.  Some day I'll get caught up.

I continue to have some good days and some bad days; but hoping that I'll feel well more consistently as August is gone and we approach fall. I love fall! Perfect time for taking lots of pictures!

(I'm having problems with new layouts with blogger, I don't know why some of my descriptions are not lining up correctly - they look okay when I'm typing them - but I'm not going to figure that out right now!)


Mom said...

Darn it! I wrote something and forgot to do the word verification, so it's gone.....

Well, I think I wrote:

When I first saw the picture at the top of your posting, I was trying to figure out where you had taken the picture. The beds look like the twin beds that you and Cathy had when you were younger and at home. Also, the "sheets" looked familiar. :)

Then I realized you probably copied it from a magazine or something.

Hope you are doing better day by day with only an occasional down day here and there. Let you Light shine!!

Love you,
Mom XO

Mom said...

Oops, that should be -
Let your Light shine!!

Nancy said...

You are always such an encouragement and reminder that I'm not alone.

Maisy said...

Grandma always made tons of Christmas ornaments like the ones you are showing. They are great fun.