Girl and dog

















I’ve been thinking about worrying this weekend. How pointless it is.

On Saturday we went to a dinner party given by some friends we had gradually lost touch with. Hadn’t seen for two years in fact.

And I actually spent a fair amount of time brooding about how I didn’t want to go and wondering what the evening would be like. How I’d rather be home sewing.

…and it was brilliant. We had a really lovely evening. 

So, another lesson learnt: I should just expect to enjoy myself and loosen up a bit. Be more like my boys in fact.

I love their ability to just launch themselves into everything and anything fulling expecting to have a great time doing it. And they nearly always do.

I can do it with my sewing machine. 

I don’t really prepare what I am going to draw, I just  feel my way there- I spontaneously go for it without worrying.

Of course, I have my fair share of disasters this way, but when a drawing works it just has so much life to it. It is effortless.

It is, in fact a joy.



3 Responses to “Worrying”

  1. julie Says:
    September 23rd, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    It is such a shame that we can’t hold on to those carefree and innocent impulses of childhood – as grown-ups we do worry far too much. Glad your evening was fun. I love your lady and dog – these free-hand stitching pictures that you create are wonderful.

  2. Jenna Says:
    September 24th, 2007 at 1:34 am

    I love this girl and her dog. I’m also a worrier about things and I come from a long line of worriers. Maybe genetic. But I see in your free-motion stitch a great ability to let-go and not worry.

  3. jude Says:
    September 24th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    your joy. it shows.

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