magical carpet

By Rachel Awes on April 18, 2011

this was inspired by hearing

of a child who

dressed up as a

magic carpet for halloween.

i heard this while knitting/being/chatting

with lovely women at a retreat.

ohhhh, the magic of needles clicking

& imaginations traveling.


(& congratulations to kristina/winner of greeting cards)

{ 31 comments... read them below, or add one }

  1. ELK says:

    children are so full of magic .. it is a joy to click needles here with you ..have a most wonderful week my friend

  2. yes….I can see it.
    reminds me of these lines
    from Steppenwolf’s “magic carpet ride”
    – “we don’t know what
    we can see; why don’t you tell your
    dreams to me.”
    And oh the places you’ll go and see:)
    I do so love the way you see!

  3. kristen says:

    Your words are magical.

  4. Cathy Bueti says:

    Chills reading this!! Love! Hugs to you Rachel for always sharing such wonderful words of inspiration! xo

  5. Kim Mailhot says:

    why wait, indeed !
    How sweet to retreat with women all there for the same purpose – to be in this moment, to be with each stitch.
    They were lucky to have you with them, dear heart.
    Happy Monday !

  6. Yael says:

    Being the carpet – and magical too – and fly and fly – oh dear, YES!!!! πŸ™‚

  7. ~Kristina says:

    Love this! The lines, the stretch, the thought of helping. The creativity in the child who dressed up as one is wonderful.
    And thank you for the awesome opportunity at your cards.

  8. If we only had the full imagination of children….oh the possibilities!!!

  9. wanda miller says:

    OH YESSSSSSSSSS…your gifts your gifts…they lift they lift!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  10. sherilee says:

    Now I have a new mantra for the day: Be the carpet!

    Thank you for your colorful gifts to the world!

  11. LauraX says:

    LOVE THIS!!!!!

  12. S. Etole says:

    what a whimsical, happy thought …

  13. Kolleen says:

    oh i am sooo loving this!

    “be the carpet baby!”

    so happy you had time away to create and just be!


  14. BIG SMILES!! How sweet is this(O:

  15. Tammie says:

    how wonderful
    to dream up being the carpet is a lovely thing indeed, sweet art dear lady.

  16. Megan Coyle says:

    what a sweet story πŸ™‚

  17. danielle says:

    And why not? Thank-you for sharing this lovely idea. Kids are the greatest teachers…
    β™₯ xo

    PS. Thank-you for your kinds words and loveliness…

  18. Milena says:

    Lovely Rachel, I keep saying this but I shall say it again because it is sooooo true- your art brightens my day and always seems to talk to me in the moment I am in. I am working on being a magic carpet πŸ™‚

  19. Suz says:

    Oh, my, yes! I can see it. That is so charming, Rachel. You make me smile!

  20. Eydie says:

    Oh, the magical imagination of children. I also loved the clicking of your needles.

  21. Thank you so much, your a Goddess of joy!

  22. your art is wonderful!

  23. Love that, oh to have the mind of a child.

  24. what a beautiful image ~ sounds like a lovely retreat πŸ™‚

  25. You are beautiful when you are unfurled and soaring! Please, may I hitch a ride and see all that you see? You are both wondrous and wonderful, dear Rachel!

  26. Jenny Blair says:

    oh how beautiful..only the giddy innocence of children could come up with being a magical flying carpet for a costume..LOVE it! :)Love a bit of clickety clicking with soul siters too, its been a while since I spun some tales over a ball of wool :)x

  27. Jennifer says:

    Lovely! You are so inspiring to me! I feel the wind through my hair — no snow on that carpet ride!

  28. I always find magic here with you Rachel, Love this! πŸ™‚


  29. Julia says:

    Be the carpet…I love it.

    You have such freedom in expressing yourself, Rachel–it’s such an inspiration to me.

    Here’s to no more waiting, to simply being the magic.

    Love to you, my friend.

  30. anika says:

    just stumbled upon your blog, and I’m loving your drawing style! so unique and full of life. love it!

  31. Selah Gay says:

    I’m so enjoying perusing your blog! Simple yet so deep! This is one of my favs! I’ll be sure to find you on etsy also! Hearts to you this sunny day! <3

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