31 August 2012

Let's sit and have a cup of tea.

This post was inspired by this

Let's imagine we are sitting down in my kitchen, with the aga's heat spreading around the space and a cup of tea in our hands.  If you were there with me I would probably tell you a few things.

I would tell you that I am exploring and experimenting with a whole load of different crafts. Picking up and putting down ideas. Little projects day in day out. I would tell you that I can't settle to a huge project at the moment, that is why my quilt is folded up and half finished in my sewing box. I would tell you that I have picked up my knitting needles again and joyfully cast on in the still of yesterdays evening. I have rejoiced in the comfort of the click and the repetitive action of pulling wool over, round and through, giving my head some space to think.

If we were sitting cradling our tea I would lean in and tell you with a smile on my face that I have had to start another journal because I am churning through them like nobodies business. I would tell you that I am filling them with half formed craft ideas, scribbled down in faint pencil.

I would tell you that I am restless and expectant, ready for the big change that is uni but not quite ready if you get my drift. I would tell you that I get oddly excited about leafing through and filling in all the forms and bits of paper before I head up north. I would tell you that I am nervous and that may be contributing to my inability to settle to anything at the moment. I am expectant for the end of september but still know that it is a while off. I would tell you that I feel like I am in a good place in my heart. That   I wouldn't have this expectant, nervous, excitement any other way.

I would tell you that I feel like I am nesting; collecting and creating objects and pictures with which to surround myself in my new university room.

More than anything I would tell you that I am trusting in my God, in his plans and in his timing.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

And then I would offer you cake.....


JO SOWERBY said...

i'm coming round for tea right now, it sounds like fun. my god quote would be ''be still and know that i am God''.............quite apt with cake and tea i think. i would bring my crochet and craft with you,
jo xxx

Sian said...

I do get your drift. We're at the stage before yours this year, with applications to be discussed and there is a restless air round here too becasue of it. We could do with some Aga heat too I think! A lovely thoughtful post

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thank you for the scripture today Abi. I will hold on to it.
So happy that you have worked your way into such a good place. Enjoy the excitement and antic . . .

humel said...

Ah, that was a lovely cuppa and chat :) And a lovely Scripture verse, too (not sure lovely is quite the right word for it, actually... But a great choice. It's one that's helped me often too. Along with Jeremiah 29:11)

Missus Wookie said...

Linked from Mel's post and one of my favourite verses - appreciate the chat and cake. Following on from a long thoughtful discussion with Princess who will be doing this next year it was very apt.