I have a little problem with focus these days. I feel like my brain and energies are being pulled in a million directions.
There are the two little people running around, they seem to occupy most of my thoughts.
Then there's the job that I work to feed the family, that one always takes a big part of the day - and night - and I don't ever really get away from it since I work out of my house. It's relaxing, getting text and email messages on your Blackberry at 10:00 p.m.
There's the part where we're trying to get our house ready to sell this spring. Fun! I recommend this for people who enjoy root canals and the occasional colonoscopy.
My garden is coming up fast. I have a Master Gardener certificate, did I ever tell you that? Yeah. So it kinda bothers me when I notice my perennials have been overrun by wild onions or I haven't found the time to mulch my beds yet.
Oh, and then there's my other hobby. Sewing. By last count I have at least four projects cut out on the table, ready to go. The Parfait dress in linen, the Midtown Trench that's half-completed in Amy Butler twills, a stretchy robin's egg blue work dress for summer, a shimmery metallic linen sundress from a vintage pattern, and a beautiful blue knit top. Crap, that's five. And maybe sixteen, seventeen? other things rattling around in my mind that I'd like to get to.
Like this dress. I have a lovely beige silk with light blue flecks that I plan to make this out of. Some day.
And this! Who can forget this? It's my favorite vintage pattern of all time (at least today it is, I'm kinda fickle like that). I have a beautiful stretch silk/cotton print in blue and brown that is slated for this dress pattern. I happen to have two of this pattern (long story) so I'll be giving away the extra one soon.
The ubiquitous shirt dress pattern I've had on my table for two years now. I have a great stretch poplin in grass green I'd like to make it out of. When I have the time.
Oh, I almost forgot about this skirt! With summer coming up I think it would be so cute to have in my closet. But what would I make it out of? There's an adorable orange and white twill that would be cute. I just don't own it (note to self, place order with Fabric.com - wait, no! No more fabric!).
No wonder I do things fast. There's too much to do to be slow! But it's not fun, really, to be rushing through projects like this. It would be much more enjoyable if I could take my time and work on one thing at a time.
I'm going to continue the massive de-stash and sell at least one sewing machine on EBay. I have an older Bernina Record (800 series) that I'm planning to list soon, and maybe my newer Bernette 66? I can't remember the model number, but I'm not happy with it at all so it needs to go. And there's the two vintage beauties, the Singer 99k and the Elgin...yikes. It's not pretty when I start listing it all out.
In fact, I'd planned to have Free Fabric Fridays for a while, but there's so much fabric I need to de-stash, it's overwhelming! Maybe some of it will just need to go to St. Vincent de Paul or something. I took four bags of scrap to Newborns in Need last night. I have another two ready tonight. I wonder if I catalogued it all, would anyone be interested in just first-come-first-grab free-for-all over the internet? Kinda like a giveaway, except with a lot more things going out the door in a really rapid procession?
I think I need an intervention.