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Weaving is my happy place

Weaving is my happy placeI’m not going to lie, this summer has hit me extra hard. My boys are getting older and want to participate in more activities and I’m finding myself spending more time getting them ready and going from place to place.

I love it because it’s helping them grow as people, but it’s also really hard for me to balance my own work. I’m finding that by the end of the day, I’m pretty tired and all but ready to just go to bed when they do. But I’ve been forcing myself to make some time for what I like to do at night, which of course is weaving. Even if I can only fit in 30 minutes of weaving before I can’t keep my eyes open, is really nice break at the end of the day.

My favorite part of weaving is how it can be so meditative. I can put aside worries and the daily grind to enjoy something that is just for me. I find the motions of weaving very calming. Depending on my mood, I can zone out and weave up something that is a simple over, under or I can make more complex shapes. But overall it’s a way to relax and create something at the same time.

I think the feeling of accomplishment is the best part, especially when most of my days feel like they are on repeat. Once a weave is finished, I can look at it and appreciate the time I put into it. What does weaving mean for you? Is it a nice relaxing break or a great way to get your creative juices flowing?

Although I am a bit behind, I am very happy to have completed the weave along. That was one of my goals for the summer and I found it to be really fun! Plus I love seeing what others have created following the weave along. Even though people followed the weave along, their weaves came out unique. I’ll be sharing some on Instagram!

Besides the weave along, I had a lot of weaving ideas for this summer, but they’ll just have to be put on hold until the fall when I will have more time. I think the summers are a good time to be more flexible anyway. I’m happy to have little adventures with my family and to make time for my kids, but also save a little something for myself too. Do you also find that sometimes it’s hard to have as much time as you want to weave? Anyone else weaving late at night?

Happy Weaving!


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  • Monica
    July 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    As a mother of a very active seven year old girl, I can totally relate to your thoughts about balancing family vs own needs. It is not easy. Some days I have enough energy for my hobbies -spinning and knitting. Most days all I want is go to bed as early as possible. I try not to be too hard on my judgement. I can do what I can do. Tomorrow more things will get done…or not 🙂

    • Kate
      September 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      It’s so true! We definitely need to do our best and let the rest go when it comes to balancing it all. I love knitting also, although I haven’t made much time for it lately. And I’d love to try spinning sometime (maybe when the kids are older? lol).

  • sonrie
    July 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t weave daily or sometimes even weekly, but weaving while I watch a movie or for 30 minutes or an hour on a Friday night feel so relaxing to me. I wove on a floor loom in college and it’s great for making large scale items, but I’m happy sitting on my couch or porch with my lap loom weaving something small.

    • Kate
      September 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      I would love to try a floor loom sometime, they seem so fun. But you’re right there is something really nice about being able to work on your lap and sit almost anywhere.