Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Amazing What You Can Do.....

....when you're up against the clock.

My sister had to bow out of her craft vendor spot at a festival due to sudden surgery and very kindly offered it to me.

The organizers agreed to it so there I was for two weeks, every night, sewing machine smokin' !!

I was really glad I did this because I made some great contacts and sold a lot of bags.

I had such a great time that you couldn't tell I'd slept only 7 hours for two nights prior to the festival! I was pretty tickled about that! It reminded me of 30 years ago, in my 20's, when I could work all day, stay up all night and work the next day. I was pretty darned proud of myself..........until the festival was over at 4 p.m. and somebody hit me over the head with a goofy stick.

Comatose. Head turned completely upside down. Yea....that was me! And as always, saying "never again"......until the next time.

And girls....thank you all SOOOOOO much for your comments on my last post and making me feel worthy of posting again. What kindred spirits you all are!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Lapse In Creativity

Where do you begin when you've been away for such a long time?!? The hot and extremely dry summer stirred little creativity within me. My brain often felt as dusty as our parched ground. (I'm talking now as if summer is completely over which I know is NOT the case, but it helps put a little spring in my step to think of autumn just around the bend.)

Months ago I began considering changing my bedroom into my sewing room and vice versa. My bedroom was larger and had brighter lighting due to the sun, windows, etc. I needed more space for fabric and tables and sewing than I needed for sleeping, so the first summer Saturday I was available to change out furniture and belongings was marked on the calendar. I anxiously awaited this adventure because I expected this move would stir some creativity back into me. Well....I guess it WOULD have, had I not totally exhausted myself for 3 weekends trying to change those blasted rooms!!!! Have you EVER thought about doing something like that? Well think again dear friends! I haven't worn myself out like that in so long. I only THOUGHT my sewing room was unorganized. After moving it across the hall I found out what true chaos is. What a job! Maybe I just have too much furniture. Too much stuff. I don't know. I didn't ask anybody to spend the day with me to help and by the time I realized I was in-over-my-head it was too late. The following (2) Saturdays were spent trying to organize it all back to some kind of order so that I could sew, JUST in case something sparked creativity again. I'm trying to get back into it now but it's harder than I expected to become accustomed to my new area. (I so badly want to call it my "studio" - but for now I just crack myself up each time I say it.)

So....I don't have much to show for the last several months other than these little curtain thingys I made for an old cabinet we use in the bathroom. I do like them though, and they were the first thing I created in my new new area.

By the way, thank you for the emails and comments prodding me on.