This is my 200th post, and September marks the second-year anniversary of my LOVELY blog. I very much enjoy this space. It is a creative outlet, a place to organize my thinking, and a connection to many, many wonderful people.
I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for when I began this blog. I was in transition, just finishing treatment for breast cancer. On somewhat of a whim, I purchased a brand new Bernina sewing machine. I had done a lot of crafting and sewing in college and had made quilts through my twenties. But, my creative life had just about dried up as I focused on my work as a midwife and began raising my children. Perhaps it was the cancer diagnosis that led me to reexamine my life and priorities. Perhaps it was the fact that my children had grown out of babyhood and the intensity of mothering had calmed a bit. Whatever the case, I am thankful for the time I now spend on my creative work as well as exploring the loveliness of the world around me - be that a perfect pinecone I find on a walk in the woods or an old art book I come across at a secondhand bookshop. It is this attitude and perspective that I want to share in my blog.
To help me celebrate this little blog anniversary, I would like to give away two items I have made:
Shimmering Fabric Fish
Starburst Crochet-Covered Stone
There will be two winners - one for the fish and one for the stone.
Please leave a comment with a way to contact you if you would like to be included in the give-away. Also, please feel free to share a link back to this on your own blog. I would like to include as many people as possible in my blog party! I will choose the winners on Sunday, September 5.
Thank you, dear readers! XO Maribeth
(PS. My fish is flying under the lovely cloud I purchased from La Casita!)
*****THE COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. I'LL BE BACK WITH THE WINNERS IN THE MORNING!*****