Transitions in Making (stuff)

Do you find it hard to admit that you have shifted gears?  I do.  My own expectations are often the thing that locks me in—my own thoughts of what I should be doing while fully admitting that I don’t want to do “that” (whatever it is…) any more.  Yep, I do that.

It just takes one look at what I AM doing to see the shift, but it takes me a whole lotta time and mulling to give myself permission to feel good about it.

From “Thinking out loud” to “I Make Stuff”


A lot has changed.

I no longer make quilts, but I make a lot of stuff.  Other stuff.  So this blog is going to be a chronicle of making stuff.  Stuff stuff stuff!

I knit.
I bake.
I photograph.
I reorganise.
I think.

Then I make more stuff.

Socks.
Bread.
Dinner.
Blankets.
Mittens.
Sweaters.
Messes.
Connections.
Connections of stuff.
Connections of thought.
Connections with folks.
Positive connections.

A lot has changed.  So what to do about that?
My choice is to make the ground I stand on a positive, generous, hopeful, and inclusive space.

One by one, one to one, one step at a time.
Slowly, slowly.

I’m going to go make some stuff!

And, as always, it may resemble watching paint dry.  But darn, I love watching paint dry and weather and chip and peel.

I will be delighted to have you stop by this blog from time to time and join me.
Cheers!
Cynthia

10 thoughts on “Transitions in Making (stuff)”

  1. Yes, we change needs and directions. Your knitting is lovely. I still make quilts, but seem to move back to more traditional. Still buying quilts for the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection, but very few since the pandemic, I just don’t get out much anymore. Hope to drive up to PNW again someday, however the years are catching up with me. I talk to Ruth McDowell every few weeks. She has new hips and seems to be doing well in her retirement apartment in Minneapolis. Two g’kids nearby. Be safe. Keep well. Love,Del and KoKo

  2. YES. I struggled with my love of MAKING knit things from patterns. Oh, the horror of using other people’s patterns.
    Here we are though, I admit I love to knit their designs. It is lovely to have busy hands and quiet thinky time. I can focus most of my attention on my girls, while keeping my hands busy and away from this screen.

  3. It’s heartening to see how we can keep transitioning, adapting and, yes, growing at any age. I somehow get the feeling that you can’t really see your ‘transition’ as growth, but to me, from the outside, it looks like it. I love the way you’ve combined yarns in your sweater (took a peek at your Ravelry project page), and think it’s very clever how you’ve made the sleeves more or less match the rest. I wouldn’t know what to do without making things and am looking forward to reading about your makes, whatever ingredients you’re going to use.

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