I was reading one of my bookmarked blogs, time to SewDaily (http://www.sewdaily.com/blogs/sewdaily/archive/2013/03/20/how-do-you-find-time-to-sew.aspx) and time seems to be a universal subject. When do I find time to… (fill in with your passion)? Do you getaway (retreat, trip to the lake, etc); take classes (offline…online doesn’t count here); Invite a friend over; get up early; or stay up late? Do you make a set time; take it with you, or just squeeze it in whenever?
This was one of my favorite replies from Luv2cre84u (http://www.etsy.com/people/Luv2cre84u)
She wrote: You know what they say “A Clean House is a LIfe Un-lived”. I always remember that the house and chores will always be there so I just take time out for ME and sew when I need to. I put some laundry in and get lost in my “Therapy Room” as I call it. It makes me a happier person and I feel like I am creating something instead of feeling like I have not accomplished a thing. Life is too short not to create
This brought back such memories…I have a friend (mother of 5) and I was always telling her as our children were growing up to stop and smell the roses. I remember one spring day, after a horrible winter that I thought we all should go to the zoo; my friend had laundry to do (it must have been Monday…remember the nursery song: This is the way we wash our clothes…all on a Monday morning.) I remember asking her if she would have more laundry the next day and she looked at me like I was nuts…she had 5 kids. I reminded her she would always have laundry BUT today was the only today with her children, she would never have this time/day again…we went to the zoo.
My friend gave me two little signs I still have to this day:
Don’t fret about the mess…It’s my mess and I Love it
A messy house is a sign of character—wait tell you see the one who lives here.
And I had an embroidery (my youngest son with 4 kids has this now) that hung by our front door
All though you’ll find our house a mess…
Come in sit down, converse….
It doesn’t always look like this
Sometimes it’ even worse.
I live by those sentiments…this moment in time will never happen again! I know that makes me a procrastinator but you know when I’m gone no one is ever going to remember me for my clean house. They are going to remember me for my friendship, time spent with them and my creativity.
And I agree with the others that were said …”I have more ideas than time to create” and “I do it one step at a time”… (although I may have several projects at different stages of steps.) I have more irons in the fire than time, at any given minute I could find something stitch related to do. Just look at the pictures I posted…and these are the ones I have at my fingertips. I could go to my closet or the sewing room and find a few hundred more projects. Remember I consider these un-started and unfinished projects as life insurance…I’m going to live long enough to put a dent in all these. Or I’m going to have the best estate stitch sale someday.
I also thought these sentiments were true and good:
It’s not about finding time…but rather making time…
It is important to stitch, it saves your sanity.
And as Lu2cre84u said, “… Life is too short not to create.”
What do you do and how do you find time to stitch?
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have time to stitch today! I know I will.