Thursday, May 26, 2011
I don't know if I'll ever quilt these as I have quite a few UFOs of my own, but they are my treasures! I love anything vintage and am so glad that there's still a market for 30s reproductions and that many of the designers use vintage fabrics as their inspiration.
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend. Many thanks to our troops and their families for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. It's a time to send up many prayers and to count our blessings. I'm off to spend the weekend with my two biggest blessings, my husband Drew and son Tade. May you do the same!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
|pretty little pillow to add some color to my dreary day--I'm loving some half square triangles lately!|
I'm struggling to balance my creative outlets with family life, work, and other obligations. The lack of balance here really has me questioning the why of many thing that I do.
Why do I feel the need to do everything? I'm feeling overwhelmed by my current hobbies of sewing, quilting, cooking, baking and yet I dream of weaving and stained glass. I try not to even think about the hobbies that I neglect, like knitting and soap making! Our garden this year is going to be huge, which means time away from what I want to be doing. Before we even have our little seedlings in the ground, I find myself resenting this intrusion on my time.
I'm constantly raising the decades old question of whether we, as modern women can indeed have it all. While I've never been able to fully discern what having your cake and eating it too really means, I know that I want that cake!!
I was telling a friend recently that I write hundreds of blog posts in my head that never see the light of day. I want to blog more, and yet it seems to be the one thing that I can let slide. I do feel like my creative endeavors have value and merit and should be shared with my online community. I'm sure my incredibly supportive husband would appreciate a break from me constantly showing him what I'm working on.
Thanks for "listening," I needed to get that off my chest! Here's to answering no to someone that wants me to hem their pants. May they understand that just because I have a sewing machine and am lucky enough to have a room dedicated to my crap, that doesn't make me a tailor!
I'm hearing the timer beep on the oven, so I really must go. Once I have the 3 tier cake for 150 people off of my plate maybe I can practice what I preach and not say yes anymore. Once I eat a piece, that is!