I am home today not because of my cold-- but because I took a vacation day because I have 40 teenagers from youth group coming tonight for some fun and watersports, tubing, skiing, and pizza. Thank goodness for good friends that pitch in and help with this once a summer activity before school starts again! Lots of fun and laughter, many times it is the first time they have been given the opportunity to have fun on the water. Here is a pic of a beautiful sunset on the lake last night.
It has been a quiet week for actual sewing. I did sit down and list all of my current WIP's and all the projects that are waiting in the closet to be done.......wow! As you know I recently went through a reorganization of my fabric closet, you can read about it here and here. I was surprised how many there were, I am
This doesn't mean I won't be joining a QAL/SAL here and there, especially with fall and winter coming which will provide much more sewing time, and I would miss meeting everyone and the commraderie of making projects with others.... it's just that I now know my limits as to what I can accomplish in X amount of time better and can be a bit more realistic about what I can finish. Those unfinished projects make me feel like a loser-- I don't like them! And I don't like letting my competitive nature take over and do more and end up disappointed when I don't get it finished on time.....do you ever have these feelings/thoughts?
So I guess what I am talking about is Balance... some days it is hard to find! LOL! But as long as I get back up and try again I think it is ok :)
I am still looking for a book case and shelving to add to my sewing room organization! A trip to IKEA is coming soon (the nearest is approx 1 1/2 hrs away), and hopefully will remedy this issue as CraigsList and garage sales have not turned up much.
I also have been working on my tutorial for my day on Plum and Junes "Lets Get Acquainted Blog Hop" which is Aug 23rd. Here is a sneak peek at the fabric that I am auditioning for the project! Just love those Christmas colors!
I hope your are having a great week sewing and otherwise.... now off to find that box of tissues, sniffle, sniffle :)