Everyone needs a little sweet inspiration from time to time. More than the Ben and Jerry's flavor of the day... my favorite hands-down being Chocolate Brownie.... is this cute story.
I have had the privilege of knowing a very wonderful homeschool family. Their kids are imaginative, playful, kind and generous, talented and knowledgeable. It is a joy to have them in a class, or just coming to hang out at the shop. Their two oldest daughters are 11 and 9 and I've watched them flourish into very talented hand-crafters. They've tackled socks and mittens and hats and all sorts of fun and inventive projects.
Their mom came to me and asked if I would spin some special yarn up for her to knit them something just from her. She shared that her one daughter loved warm colors, the other cool colors. So we picked out a hand painted variegated purple and then added color blends for each girl. My color blends were artfully designed on the drum carder; luscious batts of merino, bamboo, angelina and silk threads. I spun singles of the purple and colors intermingled, and plyed them with some fun sparkling sequin thread.
Sisters. Sharing a common bond, but each unique and different. Working together but fiercely different. Cut from the same cloth, with the same values, same upbringing, same perspectives. Each with their own goals, dreams, aspirations. And a mom that recognizes that and cherishes and encourages it. If you ask me, that's pretty sweet inspiration!