The Simplest Things Can Create the Greatest Things!

When some people look at a ball of yarn, they might just see the color of it, or how it is wound or gathered.  I see it’s potential and the possibilities of items that can be made from it.

My last post was entitled “A Bit of Yarn, a Dash of Music and a Splash of Dance”. Ironically enough I was about to entitle this post in rather the same way. I also find it “funny” that the previous post was written in the month of May, 3 years ago.  May must be my time to get my schedule finally organized and my crafting (and other areas of my life) into a fresh wave of productivity and enjoyment!!

There are quite a few things different now since the last time I had penned (or in this case, typed) a blog post.  (Wow! Has it really been 3 years?!)  My schedule is just as crazy with teaching my dance students, working a new job as manager of a local business, as well as caring for my wonderful children in between.  My crafts have taken a back burner the last few months, but I am so excited to be back into it again!!

My crafting space has changed, having moved to a new home since I last wrote on this blog, but I am eager to make use of my crafting table and newly organized crafting closet! I just hung a clothesline up across my new backyard yesterday, so once again I will be able to enjoy the simpleness (and money-saving happiness) of drying my clothes in the spring and summer breezes. My new garden is dug out and ready for some new dirt and fresh vegetable plants. Cooking homemade bread and meals is on my agenda on my days off once again now that my schedule has a routine to it. And now besides running in prep for 5K’s, I am training for Spartan and other OCR’s!! Not to mention the renewed enjoyment of upcoming walks and bike rides with my kids along the now even closer “rail trail” and weekly walks to the library down the road.

It’s the simple things that I enjoy and that make me smile 🙂

So as I bring this little blurb to a close, be assured that you will once again find me curled up with some yarn and a crochet hook, a cup of French vanilla flavored coffee, and a good show on Netflix, after a long day of work, seeing my son perform in a concert at school, and teaching dance. Some things in my life have changed, some have not, and I look forward to what has yet to come!!

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A Bit of Yarn, a Dash of Music & a Splash of Dance

The weather is finally shifting to warmer temps, and I welcome the comforting change! The Spring and Summer months always bring a sense of newness and freshness to my life, and this year so far has proven to be a much-needed “turn-around” of sorts.

My love of dance and my job with it has helped me physically, financially and emotionally so much over the past months I couldn’t even begin to list the ways! From competing with my old dance partner again, to helping my students grow and achieve their goals, to gaining special friendships with some special people — who could ask for a better job?

And then there’s the crafts!! Last week I found the perfect sized wooden table at a yard sale for $5!! This was the last element needed to complete my recently reclaimed crafting space! Now I can once again occupy my little “creative space” while posting on this new blog of mine, writing book reviews, and crocheting and crafting up items for my new shop on Etsy! Who would’ve thought some things as simple as a crochet hook, a scrap of yarn, some pieces of fabric, a book or a table could make a girl so happy?!

But that’s not all that has boosted this girl’s spirits as of late! It’s running on the rail trail in prep for some upcoming 5K’s, it’s going for walks w/ my kids and best friend, it’s enjoying the warm weather while watching my little ones play in a yard surrounded by farm fields while the clothes dry on the line, and it’s looking forward to a summer filled with adventure and enjoyment of the simple things.

So WELCOME to my “creative space”. I look forward to spending time here with you!!

~ V.

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