The March I Never Hated

I am a different person than when I started.

For blogging for the entire month of March without missing a day, and for co-leading a “Spirituality of Knitting” retreat to close it out, I am changed.

Through my weekend retreat, I learned how women are changing the world one stitch, one blanket, one shawl at a time. Needle crafts are meditation in motion with a gift of warmth for someone in need at the project’s end, and hours of mindful focus for the crafter in the process.

Through my month of blog posts, I learned how to notice more and to think differently. I learned that I have stories in me that had never been told – that I knew not were there.

I dream at night now.

I crochet now.

I have a friend in Cambodia, now.

All for the gray, gusty, teaser month of March.

For the first time – ever, I don’t want it to end.

Thank you fellow crafters, for all you have taught me and shared with me.

Thank you fellow slicers, for all you have taught me and shared with me.

Some of you inspire with what was once a blank page, and others with what was once a skein of yarn.

I experienced humanity at its best, and I had the good fortune to be a part of it – twice.

My best March ever ends today.

Go ahead and ask me about today,

but don’t ask me about yesterday because I was a different person then.

12 thoughts on “The March I Never Hated

  1. I do think these group journeys build us. I need to do more of this. Maybe I will learn to crochet. It is on my bucket list…


  2. Lovely! It is amazing how we change as we create – words or projects! I have been quilting so I know you feelings about knitting – meditation in motion! I hope to see more posts on the Tuesday call to writing. I have enjoyed reading your posts.


    1. Thank you, Joanne. I have so enjoyed your posts – you took me all the way to Lake Superior! How cool (get it?) is that?!?!
      I will look forward to Tuesdays! Count me in because I think I’m hooked!

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  3. Congratulations! It was so fun to get to know you a bit through your writing. I am so happy to see that you plan to continue on Tuesdays- you are right, a more humane schedule!


    1. I loved getting to know you, too. Your support meant a great deal to me and kept me going through discouraging bouts. Thank you so much and I hope to see you still. Tuesdays?


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