I’ve been trying to find time to make some new creations and told myself I would begin sewing today! Every time I even get started with something, it seems I am out of time before I’ve really begun! I used to check my email first thing so I wouldn’t miss anything important and it wouldn’t get too cluttered, but now I find myself following it to check messages in Facebook or here and there and I’ve run out of time, yet again, before I’m even done with that and on to the important task I had set to do on the computer that day! I am now resolving not to check email until I’ve done my online to-do list first. We’ll see if that will work a little better. I am hoping it doesn’t come down to me simply having to get up earlier! No one will benefit from that, I promise you!
So back to today; I took care of some errands I needed to get done quickly this morning, wore out the kids at the park, put my youngest down for a nap, got out the sewing machine, went through boxes of fabric, and decided to test out the machine on my mending first. Had an issue putting a simple patch on a tiny pair of jeans for my baby girl! After mending my son’s and husband’s pants and shirts (what is it with boys and holes in their clothes?!), wasting time cutting the stitches out and acceding to the fact that I will have to patch the baby’s pants by hand, I was almost out of time!
I’m probably jinxing myself, but I allege that I will get something made tomorrow! At least one item! Anything! I’ve also been very inspired, by looking at other artists work online (another off-task meandering I took today), to paint or draw again! It’s been a long time since I picked up anything other than fabric or yarn to work with and my fingers are itching for brush and canvas or maybe pastels…! I’ll get to that enticement in my spare time. Yes all that lavish spare time I have.