an embellisher, a clean sewing room, to finish my current stack of books, to get my garden put to bed for the winter, to make a "padfolio," to finish WIP's, to make a new quilt. I need...to go to the grocery store, to finish the laundry--oh, who cares what I need to do, it's all boring.
I've been wanting an embellisher for a while...well, at least since Cramzy started posting her lovely creations about 2 years ago, and Marie's little pouches are so enchanting that I asked why she decided on her embellisher. She generously shared information and directed me to Try Our Designs, a site with lots of good stuff. I've been doing online research, visited local shops, and been on the phone, and guess I'm working my way into full commitment soon.
I'm following Gerrie's example and setting the timer to clean up the sewing room. I've folded and put away fabric, put tools away, cleaned off my cutting table and computer desk, but there is still a long way to go.
Things around here have been hectic lately. I'm trying to keep working on my various sewing projects, but whenever I really get going, interference crops up--both physical and emotional. Aunt Mary is not doing well, and they moved her to El Dorado, Ark. to a hospice there. She has fought such a good fight, and when we visited her in the Minden hospital a little over a week ago, I thought she was making a good recovery. She is so vital and has such a strong spirit for such a frail little body. And she has been so sweet to me and to my children over the years...
Laddie's last couple of weeks have been difficult, but yesterday was good. He was having a good day, and I can't express how much better I feel as a result. We took a ride; just rode around for about 30 minutes, and he made occasional comments about what he saw. I left yesterday feeling good again.
Still using this to soothe myself when I have time.
I have been working on several book challenges over at A Garden Carried in the Pocket (my book blog), and am currently reading The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman and The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher. As in everything else, my eyes are bigger than my stomach, and I have a big old stack of books to get through!