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Five Things

Happy Friday!

It’s been an interesting week around here. Husband was out of town for work twice, and the remaining 3 of us had 4 illnesses by Thursday. I will spare you the details, but suffice it to say we are hobbling toward the weekend. So much for getting back on the sewing/jewelry bandwagon. Here are a few things on my mind this week:

outdoor fabric1

1. Outdoor Fabric. After getting the new mattress for the daybed last weekend, I put an old twin sheet on it temporarily while I decide how I really want to decorate it. In addition to a mattress cover, I’m thinking about curtains and pillows and reupholstering the chairs that go with our patio set. So many possibilities! I’m flooding my Pinterest Outdoors board with ideas. (One morning this week, I woke up to the sound of rain. I made coffee and started breakfast and headed out back. Sitting on the porch, sipping coffee, listening to the rain was about as close to a perfect moment as I can imagine.)

workshop

2. Jewelry. Here’s what my workshop looks like right now. Pretty pieces that are supposed to inspire me to sit down and make something piled next to a box of to-do’s, of loose ends – outgrown pjs and school papers and a broken refrigerator handle. I feel like all I’m accomplishing are little tasks to cross of my list. I was texting with a friend last week, and she said she was sitting at her beading table for a few minutes and that it was lovely. “That’s what I should be doing,” I texted back. “It shouldn’t be a ‘should’,” she replied. So true. I think I’ve been putting creativity on my to-do list, but it never seems urgent, so I never get to it. It’s time to reframe it. Making things is Important, not Urgent, and I need to carve out time to just enjoy the process, and to not worry about finishing something to cross off my list.

3. I just loved this.

4. This was a funny, interesting read.

5. And these cracked me up. Especially the last one.

This weekend, BB has choir practices and performances, but in between, I think I’m going to take some time to sit down in my workshop and just play. I’m really looking forward to it. What are you up to this weekend?

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