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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 31 :: the joy of completion

31 Jan
{so crafty}

In the DIY category, I’ve always been more of a painter. A calligrapher. An ink on paper sort of girl. But this year, it seems that yarn is calling my name.

And do you know what is full of heaping amounts of JOY?

Finishing something.
Putting the last bit on a project.
Placing the final ribbon around it.
The pièce de résistance.

For me, on this night, it was this. My first blanket. Pup included!

This project is complete.

They say the journey is what we should enjoy most… enjoy the ride!
But I have to admit, I kind of like marveling at the finished product.

Oh, joy.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{enjoy}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 23 :: joy of crocheting

23 Jan
{oh hobby}

So, this is growing and getting bigger and bigger by the day. My newfound love of yarn is becoming insatiable.

It’s the joy of a hobby. I love how soft the yarn is and how easily my fingers stitch it together (after some practice and a lot of mistakes). The yarn just goes where it is supposed to without me telling it what to do. My fingers lead the way.

It has me thinking about joy – and the joy of a mindless hobby. It’s amazing how much energy a hobby can return to you, like the gift that keeps on giving. There is no pressure, no competition, no stress, no expectation.

Just pure joy.
And isn’t that how life should be?!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{hobby time}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 344 ::christmas kindness

11 Dec
{receiving}

Today I continue the month of Christmas Kindness!

Today I was on the other side of kindness….

I received an early Christmas gift. It was a bundle of yarn to crochet. I have not “crocheted” (is that a word?) since I was a little girl. My Mama Sling taught me how to hold the yarn and weave it together in a gentle way that eventually created a scarf.

My scarf was crooked with wobbly holes. But I loved it. I loved it so much I gave that scarf to my friend Kari for her birthday. We were maybe in second grade and I’m sure the “gift” looked just as wobbly as my little fingers as they mimicked my mothers weaving magic.

But it was the thought that counted the most. And that brings me to this:  Sometimes the best part of kindness is receiving.

Being open to gifts and the love that comes with it might just be one of the secrets of Christmas.

And now…. I crochet!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{receive}
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