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And another pair

Mom proudly holding up her new pair of socks. It’s the second pair I knitted for her and I just finished. Having made a few pairs, I have to say that they get easier and easier to make, and most instructions are memorized by now.

It’s incredible how much work and time goes into a pair, but it’s also a ton of fun since no two pair turn out the same. My favorite part is making the first sock, when it becomes obvious how the patterns will unfold. Plus it’s rewarding when they fit and find a loving home.

  • My time in Germany has turned out making and learning a few new crafts. From branch weaving, to stick wrapping, to Amigurumi, it’s been fun and entertaining. I realize that some of these crafts have helped to bridge a gap to Mom as she can appreciate the workmanship and talent that goes into making such crafts. In one respect it makes me sad having to resort to things like that for a little recognition and for her to feel proud of me, but it is what it is.
  • Do you enjoy creating and crafting? What was the last thing you made?


    Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

    26 thoughts on “And another pair

    1. Your mom is looking really healthy. I showed the girls, Rubes and Garny, the picture of your mom’s new socks, I think they have fallen in sock-love! What you are doing by sharing your craft skills with your mom is healing her, giving her your love, being the alchemist you truly are, getting her fighting spirit out, her desire to get better, letting her know you love her and are there for her. You are a magician and crafting is your magic tool for healing your mom. The last crafty things that I made are currently in transit in a big brown box and will soon be opened and found by my beautiful, loving, creative, beloved sister, of whom I am so proud and love so much. x

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    2. I just finished painting a wood cutout tree and punching out decorations with punches with my granddaughter June. Then we glittered it. So much fun to watch her excitement showing her Daddy

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    3. We shall have to get together as soon as you get settled back in. Much to catch up on. Excited to see you again and know first hand how difficult leaving will be Prayers for a safe trip and wish for you strength as you prepare to leave.

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