During 2018, when I was pregnant and had severe nausea and insomnia with my second pregnancy, I decided to start weaving. I grew up watching my mother sew by hand and on the sewing machine so the desire to sew came naturally. In a way, I felt closer to my Mother by using my hands to sew. I ordered a frame, some thread/yarn, and sat down to rest while I worked on my new project. It was extremely meditative and therapeutic for me and it was a practice that carried into my post-partum stage when I was up late at night nursing. So when my third and current pregnancy started out similarly with severe nausea in my first trimester, I reached for my thread again.
Growing up, seashells were always my treasures.... I measured the quality of my summer by how many times I went to the beach and the quality of my beach trip by how long I was able to spend walking the beach in search of the perfect shell for that day.