"Guides readers to look inward as they work, releasing their anxiety as they create something beautiful. This is meditative crafting of the very best kind."

Feng Crochet

 

Feng Crochet draws on the elements of Feng Shui to teach readers 30 peaceful, practical, crocheted crafts to infuse their spaces with positive energy and beautiful objects. 

 

Practical Magic

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Arrival

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Life Strategy!, Thoughts | 0 comments

I feel like I haven’t had a moment, as if every minute of every day for the past few months was frantic, or stressful. And it wasn’t true–I had plenty of spare moments, but I spent them watching Reign. Pretty dresses and absurd plots can do a lot to allay stress and anxiety–or at least distract from it.

But now that I’ve completed that stage of my life–the moving stage–I feel like I have so many moments, even though I’m actually much busier than I was. I am up at 6 or 7 to start work, either working in the yard or on the house or running various errands or dealing with new house-related disasters (more on those later) through the afternoon, throwing together a dinner, and then pretty much falling dead asleep before starting it all over again.

 

But in between all of that, I have moment after moment, when I pause and listen to the birds, to the wind in the ironwood trees, to the distant moo or neigh coming from our neighbor’s pasture. When I close my eyes to feel the sun on my face, and when I look, almost in disbelief, at the beauty and peacefulness that surrounds me every moment of the day.

I live here. 

 

I wake up every morning excited to start my day (ok, maybe not at 6…), to get to work, to build, to create. I am grateful for my sore muscles and the blisters on my hands. I feel blessed and so incredibly happy.

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Major Life Change

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Life Strategy! | 0 comments

 

Things are very busy over here. A quarter of my furniture is gone, another quarter will vanish in two weeks, and I will follow after it a few weeks after that.

I’m moving home.

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Zen & Sereknity

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Knitting, Life Strategy! | 0 comments

 

It was complete chance that I got a chance to speak with Bernadette Murphy, author of *lots* of books, including Zen and the Art of Knitting and, most recently, Harley and MeOver the course of our conversation, I learned that while Bernadette and I have very similar feelings about the spiritual power of crafting.

The thesis of SereKNITy is that the act of knitting or crocheting is meditative, is peaceful. This seems, well, fairly obvious (unless you live with a knitter or crocheter, and then you know that it also includes a lot of cursing and ripping out. But set that part aside). Of course knitting and crocheting are peaceful activities. But in her memoir Zen and the Art of Knitting, Bernadette dives more deeply into the questions of why and how.

 

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