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Summer sewing: an introduction September 15, 2012

Posted by Judy in Musings, Sewing projects.

I lead a very busy life. Part of that is just the nature of the beast – it takes alot of work to run a household and raise three small, active and crazy children. Part of that is self-induced – my list of sewing projects is about a mile long. With all of the cooking, shopping, playdates, occasional cleaning (yes, that does often fall to the bottom of the totem pole), etcetera, I often wonder how I have any time to do anything else! Many a day has gone by in its entirety with me feeling like I’ve gotten nothing done. When several days have gone by without me even getting to set foot in my sewing room, I feel like “Man, I’m so unorganized! I need to get it together!” The truth is, the days I DON’T get to sew are the days I’m busy doing other things. You know, spending time with the babes, trying out great (or not so great) new recipes, doing laundry, going to the grocery store . .. the little stuff=)

Back in June, I was feeling particularly unaccomplished, wondering why I was neither making any headway on the sewing project list nor getting anything done around the house. I decided to sit down and make another list of what sewing projects I’d accomplished from about the end of April up until that point.

I. was. floored. The list was HUGE! And I just kept thinking of more and more things to add to the list. Some were quick projects: business card holder, car seat protector, sandwhich wrap. Others projects took much more time: messenger bags, pool robes and pajamas. After making that list, I suddenly felt MUCH better about my accomplishments. Or better said, I felt accomplished. Apparently, I’m much better at managing my time and getting things done than I thought! Over the next few posts, I’ll be sharing pics and maybe a few tutes of what I’ve created this summer.

I still have days when I feel like I’m getting nothing done. Those are the days when I pull out my list and go, “Oh right, look at all I’ve made this summer.” I’m hoping it will be a good motivator to get me through my ever-burgeoning “Need to make for the fall and winter” list!


1. Carla - September 15, 2012

Glad to see that your list is better than you thought. Looking forward to what you have created for your household!

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