I am still in shock that I flew to KANSAS and got to sleep at the craft house!!! It was everything I had hoped it would be and more! There is still part of me that wishes I walked a little slower through the house and let myself really soak up how beautiful every detail was.
We seriously sewed and crafted till 2 in the morning each night. We ate the most beautiful and mouth watering food you could imagine (Kimberlee makes a cheesecake that ALONE was worth the whole trip)!! We made new friends and shared stories about life and family.
Right away I realized how fast this Jersey girl talks and how programmed I am to want to do everything so quickly. I literally kept waiting for a schedule to be passed out, when in reality there was one rule ** You were not allowed to clear your plate, ever**. At one point I realized we were all still sewing our aprons when we were supposed to be getting ready to leave to go shopping. Looking around the table, I realized no one cared. No one was in a rush. Everyone was perfectly content just sitting and crafting.
I felt God reminding me, in so many ways, to SLOW down, and to enjoy the freedom to be creative, to chat, and to just linger a little longer. It’s so hard sometimes to really linger. To let the schedule disappear, forget about the demands of life, and get lost in a project. To tap into a side of your brain that often gets passed by because we don’t have “enough time” or “enough energy” to really let our creative juices flow.
My greatest take away from the weekend was realizing that I can make this kind of time a priority in my normal life, away from the magical craft house. As beautiful as this craft house is, and as endearing as Meg is as she empowers us to tap into our creative juices; the weekend really just gave us freedom to make being creative a priority.
I don’t want to think anymore that I don’t deserve that freedom, or that I can’t have it. Being creative is so fulfilling for me, it fills a cup I forget is even empty to begin with.
The value of that lesson is priceless, friends.
Now go right now, and get your name on that list for Craft Weekend! Right now people, I mean it!
And yes we had to leave some “Lovely Mosaic” swag for Meg while we were there!