Monday, November 12, 2012

Something to think about!

Been a while but here I am.
I've been doing some knitting.
So I haven't been wasting time exactly.
I'm actually on a scrapbooking 'strike' if anyone noticed.
Y'kow how people go on a starvation diet to bring attention to their cause?
Well I'm kinda doing the same thing.
Except it's for MY cause.
I've come to the end of the road.
It's time.
It's time for me to be indulged.
Who's in?
Any ideas how I can pull this one off?
I'm thinking an entire wall in the 'sheitel room'
covered in peg board
like a store
(oh, my little heart skips a beat).
Let me end this with a line that I always say
(at the risk of Marrisa killing me)
i don't know...

But what I do know for sure to be true is that I love to read.
I love books.
Going to the library/bookstore still brings me the same thrill I felt when I was young.
Every Friday before Shabbos I remember walking to the Maple Street library.
(usually in fear of my life)
But nothing stopped me.
The excitement of discovering a new book kept me going  back.
Still does.
My favorite books are those that teach me something.
If there is one line that speaks to me, it was worth reading.
I envy those that use words to paint a picture more vibrant than what the eye can see.
Imagine being able to express your deepest thoughts
in a language so clear
that someone else actually understands...internalizes...relates to your experience.
Even if they don't feel the way you do.
ESPECIALLY if they don't feel the way you do.
I would like to share with you, from time to time, powerful words that I happen to come by
that resonate with me for one reason or another.
I will call these posts...


(Mishpach familyfirst Octo. 31 2012 p. 23)
"......Often we focus on the particular offending charecteristic as the problem. Rabbi Scwartz calls this seeing the issue from the middle, rather than from the source. The metophor he uses is that of a person setting out on a long excursion on a hot day. He leaves his home without taking water, and several hours into the trek is so thirsty that he feels faint. He thinks to himself, What shoud I do now? I don't have any water! He has a very real problem, but the true problem is that he didn't perceive the need for water before he left..."  -Debbie Greenblatt
To me this is a great lesson.
If you stand too close to the moment you are in
you fail to see the bigger picture.
Back it up.
That's when you see the real beauty.
Every step forward that you take today
should be planned way ahead of time.
That's what grown ups do.


I will get back to scrapbooking soon enough
but meanwhile I hope you enjoy what else I have to share with you.
I  finally finished this pullover.

love it!


Debbie said...

Of course you should have your own crafting room, Faygie! I do. Only problem is that it is so messy, cluttered and disorganized that I can't make anything I want to make because I can't be bothered to go through the trouble of finding all the supplies I need.

I love the numbers on the sweater!

Fashion-isha said...

I'm so glad you're back! That sweater is adorable and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

lisa said...

Hello : )
Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog. If you have the space for a craft room then I say go for it!! It's so nice to have your creating space.
You knit beautifully by the way.
Lisa x

The Golden Girls said...

That sweater is SO adorable! I love to read too! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Lynn Murphy said...

Love the sweater - I too take a break every now and then from scrapping. I like to read and crochet. And take pix.

My lil scrapbook world is carved out in the living room which I like - being where the action is. It doesn't take much. Good luck with your strike!

Melinda said...

Faygie, your knitted jumper is absolutely adorable and will keep someone nice and snuggly during the colder months.
I would love to have more time to read, but fail to find the extra hours in the day.
Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment on my knitted scarf card... you are very sweet. :)

Lucky Jackson said...

I am cheering you on to create the perfect space for all your creative endeavors. If your ideas make your heart skip a beat you must put them to fruition!