Inspiration from a quiet place

Nighttime is quiet, other than the low hum of the diffuser, which large amounts of steam escape through the pin-like hole on the top. Drops of eucalyptus oil swirl around inside.

I’m awake, too miserable to sleep. The coughs come quickly, yet profusely. I look across the room, dimly lit by the one lamp on the table. My reader sits awaiting that next page to turn. My knitting sits beside it.

It’s 3:00 am, the clock tells me. Far from time to get up. I twist my neck to the side, take in a deep breathe. Ouch. Will this night ever end? Eventually, I hope to sleep. In the meantime, it’s me, my thoughts and my iPad.

Ever have those sleepless nights where it’s your own worries, a cold, or other ailment that keeps you awake? It’s probably the best time to reflect. Take a moment to think of all the things that inspire you. Clearly, it’s the quiet house that makes your mind go crazy, your thoughts to run wild.

I rally around those thoughts, and wonder what next year wil look like for my design business. My writing. What inspiring thoughts can I have that will be effective in creating the inspiration for the (master) plan.

Do you know what I mean?

I can feel the cough subsiding, the essential oils doing their thing. My eyes are getting tired, but now my mind is moving.

2016 feels like the year to up the anti with my business. Create another facet to the ever popular Dishcloth Diva, me. Reaching into the vaults, or my computer archives and pulling out those patterns I love so much and recreating them. Repurposing them, if you will. Inspiring to be that next superstar in the fiber industry.

Oh wait! I am!

Or maybe writing that next novel, memoir, or industry type of book. Spinning tales of my yarn business, how/why it’s led me to where I am.

Sigh…it’s time to close the iPad, turn off the lamp and attempt to get some sleep. It feels like a good time to say, thanks for being my loyal fan, my reader, or however you have come to me. I appreciate you. I know we all have inspirations. For me, apparently, they come in the middle of the night.

Night all!

Deb

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Booksigning a HUGE Success

You know, for years I sat and pondered what I would be when I grew up. That became a daily thought; one that could make or break my day. I wanted to do something I could be proud of, as well as, my family be proud of me. I went through years of jobs, some good, some bad, but only to lead me to where I landed today…

Dishcloth Diva has been a dream come true for me. I think it finally hit just this morning, as I sat behind the big table loaded with dishcloths and chocolate. Strung on a clothesline, my dishcloths hung behind me. I was feeling a bit anxious as my knittsters arrived one by one, and even those that don’t knit were kind enough to stop by and buy a copy for themselves. My hope is that they find time to sit down and learn to knit, because that morsel of time you take for yourself will bring much comfort to your day.

Ask me how I know…

Tears run down my face as I write this. I know it’s official…I’m an author. Author of something I love to do. Something I’m passionate about. Something I can be proud of; the photography and patterns are all mine. I truly believe that when you find your passion, you run with you. Whether it leads to something like this, or just self gratification. It’s all the same in my book.

Please enjoy a few photos of my never-to-be-forgotten first day…

 So, as I always say,

Knit On!

Deb