In the last couple of weeks I signed up for Twitter (@ambrosiastitch – if you are interested in catching up with me there). Am I the only one who finds it all a bit bewildering? Instagram was easy, Facebook was frustrating, Twitter was a little overwhelming and Pinterest…. I like it but I don’t feel I properly understand it. If anyone wants to travel over to Sicily and explain it all to me very slowly, I promise I will cook you a marvellous Sicilian lunch. Well, a lunch made with marvellous Sicilian fresh produce, which might not be quite the same thing!
However, one of the benefits of tweeting on a very semi-regular basis is that I have been able to connect with some crafty bloggers that I have not encountered before. I was particularly struck by Me, You and Magoo. This was for a couple of reasons, firstly because she wrote a very interesting post about carers. Before we moved to Italy I worked as a project manager for a London hospital. I was based in the Human Resources dept and part of my role was to support staff who also had caring responsibilities at home. I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding aspects of my job and it is a topic I still have a lot of interest in. The other reason for my interest was the “Crafting is my Therapy” link up she runs in partnership with Jennifer’s Little World.
The purpose of the link up is to share any projects you may be working on right now with the focus being on crafting for no other reason than the pleasure it brings as well as carving out some quiet time in our busy lives. I just really liked this idea because it chimed with a lot of what I wrote about in my previous post.
This is my entry for this month. I am going to write a little more about this project in a future post but I felt it applied to the “Craft is my Therapy” link up this month because I started it purely as a challenge to myself. I had begun a similar project a while ago but it hadn’t quite worked out so I had cast it aside. I decided to resurrect the idea with a few variations. Aside from enjoying the process of making it, whilst doing so, I have been struck by so many new ideas that I cannot wait to begin.
Just taking a little time to be creative opens the ways to so many new ideas. I cannot recommend it enough. Pop on over to Me, You and Magoo to find out more about he link up rules and the giveaway they are offering this month.