Friday, October 22, 2010

Ups and Downs

Seems like life is just full of ups and downs. Some of them are big and some of them are small. Somehow they all seem to even out for the most part. I'm always grateful for the high points and try to enjoy every moment, and when I am in a low I try to look for the bright side - I think that there is nothing to be gained in wallowing in your misery.

Sometimes it seems like when you've had a big up - like a wonderful trip of your dreams to a great place like Paris - that you end up paying for it with a bit of a down time. I guess that's normal, but I don't like it. I'd much rather be in my usual happy place, puttering around in my sewing room doing this and that. But I'm getting there again!

I'm ready for some new inspirations - isn't this a lovely one? It makes me think it's time to brush up on my applique skills! But, just like when you have a meeting you start out with the old business - before I go starting some new projects, I am working on finishing up some neglected ones. Many thanks to Pat Sloan and her blog for getting me organized and fired up about working on some of those things that are just hanging about my sewing room. So far, I've finished up a table runner and a wall-hanging. I'm thinking through what I need to do to finish up a quilt for my husband - he wants words on it. I think I might just tackle that tomorrow. And I have a couple of Christmas projects that I want to finish up that will be for sale. So, perhaps some finishing up will inspire some future creativity. At the least it will help create a little more room for that inspiration to show up! And in the meantime, it's another step up to a happier me!

Happy sewing!

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