Monday, January 9, 2012
No photos today. Just some thoughts. I have been thinking really hard about a lot of things. One of them is that I want to take this blog to the next level. That would mean more posts and more followers. But on the other hand I have limited time. And when I have free time I always want to sew more then I want to fight with google blogger to get my photos and my words on this page. But I think I am going to try. I like to see my projects on the web. And my kids think it is fun to see photos of things I made on the Internet. Another thing I have been thinking about a lot lately is how am I living. Is it just for today, tomorrow, or for the next week. I try to slow down and enjoy moments and see them for what they are. I realize my sewing can help me with that. My quilts make people happy and that offers me a change to make a difference. Sometimes we have to think small to see the big picture. So what am I working on right now: a butterfly quilt for my college roommates 8 year old daughter. She picked out all the fabric herself. And she keeps shyly asking her mom to ask me when it will be ready. I love that. It is a fun motivator. I am also making a quilt for someone at work. It is going to be made our of her husband's dress shirts. She lost him sometime back and this will be a way for her to keep connected. This quilt will be a very emotional thing for both of us. I also have plans to make more scrap quilts. I want to use up some of my stash and I love the idea of making more strip quilts. They are easy and fun. I think I can even get the boys involved somehow. Sewing has become a quite contemplative thing I do on the weekends now. I use to be able to sew at night during the week but first grade homework and reading lists did away with that. At first this really bothered me. But I have settled into a weekend sewing routine which I really enjoy. Baseball season wills start soon and I will be driving little boys to practice and sitting on hard bleachers. That will take time away from sewing too. And I think this is a good thing. Because now when I get those rare times to sew I really enjoy them more. I just relax and let my thoughts drift. Thinking also led me to the idea that I don't have to have a photo to post a blog entry. I can just talk.