Last spring I wrote about finally carving a stamp after wanting to for so long. I actually carved a couple of other things since then, and have 1 little project which I starting embroidering, much like I did on this one. But honestly, I haven’t touched any of it since November. On Friday morning I was catching up on blogs and read this post by Melissa at Tiny Happy. That was all it took, despite not feeling my best due to impending cold virus of some sort, I hopped up off the couch and pulled out my carving materials and journal with sketches. L4 sat across from me with her own journal and creative material and we both happily passed the morning.
That afternoon I was set to take a friend out for her birthday and had been waiting for inspiration to strike for wrapping up her hand knit gift.
I feel a little silly to admit that I was more excited about the stamp I created and used than the socks on which I had spent countless hours creating tiny, tiny stitches. I loved knitting the socks and was happy with how they came out (see them here, here, and here). But that little birdie (my mother’s nickname for me!) reminded me of the other creative pursuits which I love and all the new skills to learn. A gift to me, then, too.