It has been way too long since I’ve visited this space. I have found with Instagram that I feel so connected to everyone that I sometimes forget about blogging. I really haven’t been doing very much creating in the last month or two. My longarm being out of commission really had me upset and then the holidays came along. The holidays are never good. I should clarify that by saying Christmas is never good. It’s a holiday I could easily live without. There is always some family drama going on, and I feel like I’m at the center of it, so this year I just decided to remove myself from the middle by not playing “the game” any more. You know when you feel relieved that it was the right choice. There is a whole lot more than that going on to make me feel un-creative, but that’s all I’m saying on that topic for now. It’s a new year, which means a new start. I love the new year for just that reason.
I’ll tell you what I have on the agenda for this year: Nothing. That’s right, nothing. I think last year I took on way too much and am feeling very burnt out. My son goes into kindergarten next year and I really want to enjoy some time with him before he is gone for so much of the day. I know a lot of parents look forward to that, and I will to in some small way, but I’m going to miss having him around me so much. I like just knowing he is here with me, even when he’s playing Lego’s by himself in his room. I really want to do more creating with him and get over my fear of “mess” when it comes to crafting with a 4-year-old.
I’d also like to finish getting my house together. I’ve been trying to do that since last January. I still need a rug. If you know me personally, you know I’m obsessed with getting a darn rug in my living room. After that it will be time to stress about artwork for the walls. I did however get my walls painted (Sherwin William Windfresh White…but really it’s newsprint tan-grey), and my entry way put together this fall. I’m in love with my simple entry. I have this huge blank wall in the living room and I’m thinking I’ll do some large canvas paintings. I haven’t decided on a theme yet, but I seem to be buying a lot of white owl stuff…
I haven’t quite decided what will be on the quilting front for the year. I do want to get a few more quilt patterns released. I have a few curved quilts I haven’t made yet that I’d love to release, as well as a foundation paper piece and simple half square triangle quilt. Part of that is affording the fabric.
Which brings me to my next little blurb. I just want to remind everyone that finds their way here to know that I think of this as my personal journal. I apologize if it doesn’t always come off as having proper grammar or sentence structure (because that is important to me), but this is just my journal. I love sharing with you all, but it is a space to keep me motivated and a space that allows me to focus on the positive in my life. There is a lot of things to drag me down right now, and in the past as well, but my blog is always where I come to focus on what was good in my day. Creating is my escape from reality for just a short time, as well as a time to reflect. I don’t have advertisers, nor do I take on free product, and I specifically do that because I don’t want to have to blog out of obligation. I like knowing if I don’t want to blog for a month, I don’t have to. So with that said, as a reader, please think twice before sending me an email with “helpful” comments. All they really do is bring me down and upset me for putting myself out there. I LOVE to share with you, but this space is really for me.