Monday, November 11, 2013

Down Time ...

I can remember my Mother needlepointing at night when we were watching t.v.  Or on a Sunday afternoon.  She taught me how.  But I never really took up the needle.  I like to sew, but this just didn't intrigue me.

Lately I have been noticing how my "relaxing" time involves sitting on the sofa with my family while watching a tv show or a football game ... and I am on my laptop.  Reading blogs, trying to come up with ideas for my own blog.  And perhaps playing a game of Spider Solitaire ...  or two ... or three!  Or until I can actually win the damn thing!!

 Like everything we sometimes need to bring it back.  Stop the craziness and "be" in our space at the time.

While I love blogging and the network it has given me, I realize that there are other things more important.

My Grandmother had a saying ... "Idle hands are the Devil's workshop." I hold those words dear, I am not sure why, but they constantly reverberate in my head. I have a difficult time just sitting.  Especially in front of the tv.

So ... I might just start putting the laptop down on our favorite "show night" and pick up an addiction a little more old fashioned.


Then again, if Needlepoint isn't your thing ... you can just buy all these.

Are you feeling too connected?  What do you do to REALLY disconnect?

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.




  1. I spend way too much time in front of this laptop. Needlepoint sounds kind of fun.

  2. I am the same way, I spend way too much time on that stuff as well. I haven't tried needlepoint but it sounds very relaxing.

  3. I'm so guilty! Once I started needlepoint bibs for a baby nephew, I think I threw them out when he was five and I still hadn't been able to sit still long enough to finish! :) I love the timeless look of them, and the thought of someone making the ones I have!

  4. My eyes are actually suffering from all the screen time that I do; headaches and I'm going to need glasses. I don't know how to needlepoint but I love these pillows esp the Tory Burch smart a**. Maybe it's time to learn or pick up my knitting needles again.

  5. I'll send you all of my unfinished needlepoint projects.

  6. Amen. I am looking to unplug more and stop and smell the real flowers, not virtual ones! Never was interested in needlepoint, but I love to sew and want to do more of it!
    xo Nancy

  7. I love needlepoint but don't have the patience to do it myself...but I do agree about unplugging...



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