The Miracle of 1440

Have you ever counted how many minutes from each day you spend waiting, in delay, pausing, prevented from moving forward? We stop for traffic lights, wait in line, walk at the pace of the littlest legs in our family. We are put on hold, watch screens loading, count the floors of elevators travelling to or from us. We wait while our children play sport, while a colleague prints a big report on the shared printer, while our nail polish hardens.

We all get the same number of minutes every day: 1440.

Do you want to make more of your minutes? Do you want to re-claim those hours spent waiting?

Try crochet.

Crochet is affordable, low tech, requires no batteries, fits in your bag, is as easy or as hard as you want it to be, is silent, and deeply engages your mind and soul.

Turn your waiting into making. Try crochet.

[Dianne is currently enrolling people in the Coolest Crochet Ever. Email or comment to find out more.]

 

Why is it a rejection?

We recently received a rejection from an art gallery for our embroidered letters project. It was a generic, distant rejection that communicated its message: no thanks.

We’re still embroidering letters to each other on interesting and outlandish fabrics. We’ve learnt that when you embroider a letter by hand you really want to mean what you say because it is, clearly, a commitment of time. And in this project, time = love.

Why is it a rejection? It’s not. It’s a chance to do more, stitch more, love more.

We choose to create, not consume. We stitch, not swipe. We hold a hoop, not a phone. That’s magic and medicine. 

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