Reflective perspectives

It’s that time of year again which makes me feel reflective.  The smell of overblown summer flowers coupled with the keen edge of autumn always brings on a mixture of sadness and anticipation as I realise that summer is over (or, as has been the case in recent years, never going to happen!), and that prickling sense of excitement that accompanies the ‘new pencils’ feeling at the start of the new term.  Not that I am actually starting a new term anymore and the ‘children’ are all way past that too but the feelings I get around this time of year have never left me.  Funnily enough after never having those sorts of feelings  my OH is now working at a school,  a completely different way of earning a living and is embroiled in the terminology that goes with school life! Today having just returned from our last few days away he is sorting out his ‘school bag’, his snacks and his ‘uniform’, all ready for tomorrow.

However for me, now with my arthritis, chronic pain condition in the cervical spine, dodgy knee, fibromyalgia, pernicious anaemia and hashimoto’s thyroiditis there is not even the ‘back to work’ feeling which used to happen after our annual holiday and every Sunday night of the year as well!  But at the moment I don’t miss those particular feelings and I am enjoying doing my sewing, knitting, crochet and felting and planning for a future when I can increase my production, sell things more regularly and perhaps make a real living out of these arts. Also I know that at 9 o’clock tomorrow I may still be in bed or I could be in a sunny craft room dreaming and  designing with a coffee and a bagel, or I could be sitting in the garden with a cup of tea, so despite all the things which have happened in the last two years, today, and every forthcoming Sunday night  I will feel quite lucky!      So I leave you with a picture of me yesterday in sunny Shropshire and go over to Handmade Monday to see what other folks have been doing!  Cheers!

Drinking coffee in Coalport!

Drinking coffee in Coalport!

11 thoughts on “Reflective perspectives

  1. Thank goodness for your creative talents. They are the blessing that makes up for the blank, blank, blank illness that makes you feel like saying fudge all the time. You keep crafting I’m looking forward to your next makes.

  2. The sunshine has been amazing this year hasn’t it? Definitely worth enjoying while it lasts. The change in season always makes me feel like reorganising and clearing things out, kind of reflective… maybe.

  3. I know exactly what you mean. As a fellow suffer days roll into one and can become very long when you are on your own from 9 – 5.

    I don’t know how I would have coped without my craft work to keep me busy. Keep smiling. You have a great attitude xx

  4. I agree wholeheartedly with you, crafting is a great distractor when you’re not well. I find it very therapeutic to focus on what I’m doing and not the pain/tiredness etc. Can’t wait to see what you make next.

  5. What an eloquent post, i know just what you mean, there is a particular sense of ‘change in the air’ at this time of year.

    I’m happy to hear that you are enjoying a creative life and that your health issues have not dampened your enthusiasm for it. It will be exciting to see your ideas for the future brought to life 🙂 x

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