I have such a hard time giving myself permission to work – to create – to play - outside of the studio – outside of my chosen medium, fiber. I have felt so guilty working in the yard and not dyeing fabrics. Yet I am creating. I am designing. I am making. I love the feel of the dirt in my hands, of preparing the soil. I love the challenge of selecting just the right plants. I have worked hard the last few weeks moving dirt, moving rocks, planting. From designing, planning, arranging rock and dirt I have created an environment for me to be at rest in - A sanctuary - A place to be inspired in. I should not feel guilty but should rejoice in the accomplishments and the progress that has been made. While there is still much to do I can now sit under the shade of the wisteria and stitch – at peace with myself and in a peaceful environment.