Farmers wife- I got out my templates and book the other night and got distracted by an "urget" email. Never made it back to the farm...
A few days ago I was reading a blog I've read for a long time. This blog used to have amazing content, and was one of my favorites to look at. Over the past several years it has lost what made it so interesting, as life has taken over, and the person who writes it is obviously very busy with other commitments. There are still new posts being written occasionally, but it just isn't there anymore. I miss it! Have you noticed this happening too?
It got me thinking.
I don't want this to happen here, but it is so hard to fight it. When I am designing fabric that won't come out for a year and a half, I'm not supposed to show it now. The past few weeks I've been working on a scrappy quilt that I am writing a pattern for, but it wouldn't be released until the fall so I can't show that yet. When I am sewing like a mad woman, (In January I made 14 quilts. Yes, 14.) but I'm not allowed to show them until the book is close to being released, there isn't anything I can do about that.
That is pretty much how it goes these days. So much to do, and so little I can share. To sum up:
TOO MANY SECRET THINGS.
And too little time to just think up fun projects, sew 'em, and get out my real camera and post pictures.
I just want to make things I love because I want to, dang it.
I keep thinking (and telling my friends and family, they can attest to this) that as soon as I finish up THIS project (book, market, photogaphy, new patterns, next fabric line etc...) I'll have my normal life back. I'll have more time for just hanging out, sewing for fun, or actually cooking. So far it hasn't happened. But today I am going to change that. I'm changing one thing (and not the cooking one). I'm taking back my sewing time. Even if it is in the middle of the night while everyone else is sleeping.
I'm going to sew something fun and post about it at least once each week. The posts may be super short, but there will be more of them. With camera photos instead of instagrams. Hopefully. (I miss my camera!) And being accountable to all of you is going to help me out. Kinda like those people who exercise and post their miles. At least I think that's what they are doing. (Someday I'm going to do that...)
So, at least once a week. Every week. Even it if is just one little Farmer's wife block. I'm going to do my best. You are so welcome to join me, if you'd like.
I'm starting with this tonight:
I'll let you know how it goes.
Really, I will.