I have found myself reading a lot more blogs this summer rather than writing. As some of you may know, I’ve developed a distaste for random outrage and useless arguments over the past few years. These days, I prefer my life to be simple, peaceful and focussed on those things that bring me joy.
While I do try to keep up with some of my favourite Pagan blogs, these last few weeks I have discovered some local foodie/mom blogs and knitting blogs that I am really enjoying. Who doesn’t love food, and snuggly warm knitwear?
While I haven’t been spending a lot of time on this blog, I have still been feeling magic in the world. The magic that has called to me this year, is the magic of life handmade. I’ve discovered the Waldorf education philosophy, and it has helped to cement my desires to add more handmade items to my home.
My little girl loves anything I make for her. Sometimes, I think that she loves certain things simply because I made them (whether or not they were originally intended for her).
In an effort to create more, I have decided to go all handmade for my Holiday/Yule/Xmas presents this year. So far, I have one finished, with wool for 3 more on the way. I am SO excited to get a package of yarn in the mail. I love getting packages in the mail anyway, but packages of yarn or books are all the more awesome
So, a couple of my new favourite blogs:
- A Butterfly in My Hair (not really local, but I am loving reading about life in Norway)
- Dinner With Julie (fellow Calgarian)
- Calm Things (fellow Albertan)
- My Sister’s Knitter (awesome project ideas)
- Busted Button (fellow Western Canadian)
- Christine Chintis (awesome photos – makes me want my camera fixed SO badly)
I can’t say when and what will be showing up here once I finally get more into writing again. Maybe some new craft/fibre art projects, a baby photo or two, maybe I’ll finally finish a few of the articles that are sitting waiting on me in my Draft queue. I will also probably try to get back to working on the Wheel of the Year page. It will depend on how much energy and time I have to spare in that last months of the year.
For now I am focussed on knitting, and enjoying as many Pumpkin Spice Lattes as I can get my hands on. What are some of your favourite ways to relax and escape from the craziness of life? Discovered any new blogs, books or projects over the summer?