9.12.2011

There are times...


...when a few simple words


are all that's needed


to pull you through.


And maybe just a few hours of working with your hands


using some pretty raw materials that make ya feel good,


and completing a simple task from start to finish


can make the big stuff, the scary stuff, seem not so big and not so scary.


So if you find yourself today feeling overwhelmed, scared, helpless, even hopeless


maybe take some time to do some handiwork


using things that you love


to create a space where peace can reign just a little in the midst of chaos and uncertainty.


Let simple words and simple crafts bring solace from the storm.


(edited to add that this post is linking to creative little daisy's impromptu quick craft linky and Funky Junk's Pennant party)

22 comments:

Claudia said...

You said It! I find that finishing a small project really helps me cope with all the worries in my life. That sense of satisfaction, of control, helps when everything else seems out of control

xo
Claudia

Catherine @ peace love sweater said...

Words I needed to hear today! Thanks and wishing you well!

Catherine

NanaDiana said...

Amen, Cindy. I think there are lots or life storms going on for many of us...and it is good to create a bit of order, and use our creativity, even if it is only in a small way. xo Diana

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

There is comfort in making something from start to finish. It's like a good book~you can lose yourself in it for awhile.
Your buntings are really cute!

FlowerLady said...

Sweet encouraging post! Working on little projects make us feel good.

FlowerLady

My Vintage Blankie said...

It'll be a year next month since my mom passed away and I'm forcing myself to keep moving forward. You are absolutley right in saying that by starting a project is food for the soul. Thank you for your post. It speaks to me.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So true and such a great little project.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful words of encouragement today. Your post was very uplifting and a perfect way to start out a very busy week. I think we are all living in uncertain times and keeping our hands busy helps keep our mind busy focusing on something positive.

Richella said...

Good words, Cindy! I'm wondering how you're doing. . . how your mom's doing. . . glad to see that you can find some sanity and solace in doing something simple with your hands. Take care!

About Vintage French Hen said...

I totally agree! We all need to redirect our thinking at one time or another. And what better way than by doing something we love...Thanks for the reminder! Marcia

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

So simple and so inspiring!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gorgeous!

And I know EXACTLY where you're coming from. Keep on keepin' on, girl.... you're awesome.

Donna

Margitta said...

such a sweet post, Cindy. I'm totally like that. My husband is in the USA for ten days (job related) and being alone with 5 kids can be tough... but doing somthing little creative every day helps!... and this rack rocks!!!

Fairfield House said...

Cindy,

Beautiful words, beautiful project, beautiful inspiration -- hands to work; hearts to God.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Northern HodgePodge said...

Those are beautiful! Even though they are banner style, hanging that way under the china gives it an elegant look!
Lovely.
Emily

Marianne@Songbird said...

It looks wonderful and holds a time-old message that we all should remember.
Wishing your strenght and lots of love, and laughter.

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I am wondering how you are doing. And glad to see that you can find some sanity and solace in doing something simple with your hands.

Sara said...

So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

Anonymous said...

I ditto the comments posted. In all of history, handiwork has carried women through the most trying and uncertain times and magnified times of celebration. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Dear One! love Mom

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

so cute.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Love that hutch. and all your projects are so creative. I agree that working with the hands brings comfort and a state of peace from the storm. Like therapy, but cheaper.

Autum said...

Thank you for sharing this Cindy! I love it and may be making a tiny version to use on a wreath I'm working on.

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