Sewing has been out of the picture for the time being as I am so busy lately with the new baby and Christmas coming . I miss it but I thought was doing pretty well with it. It will all come back in good time, right?
Well, yesterday my husband dropped into a bookstore for a gift for his mom and I gathered wrapping supplies at the local dollar store. At peace with getting the seasonal chores so close to finished and enjoying the unusually sunny warm day for December I walked back to the car passing a bunch of shops I was glad not to have to go into as I was so close to finishing up the buying and gift wrapping.
Such complacency never lasts long for me, and even feeling it should be a cue that something will rattle me in the next few seconds – and true to form the emotional landscape was about to change.
Do you know what capped the end of this little strip mall?
A super JoAnn’s!
My peace was shattered. Aahh! I’d almost forgotten that JoAnn had recently opened a new store along this strip. Now I felt an overwhelming desire to go in and buy something I do not need, had not planned to sew, and probably can’t even finish right now.
I fought the urge for a little while, but then thought “Pooh, I am a sewer after all, a creative person. I am prone to such vagaries. Just accept it.”
I told my husband I was going to go in to just smell the fabric. He told me “You’ve got it pretty bad, babe. Does fabric even have fumes?”
Yeah, it kinda does.
I sent him to bring the car around while I took a whirlwind tour. One quick look at the clearance rack which wasn’t very clearance-y in price, but then the big sales are past. Traipsed past the patterns hoping for a 99 cent sale. No sale but I was glad to see fresh pattern catalogs. My daughter split for the kids crafts and came back with a paint kit I am supposed to remember for her birthday this January. Saw all the bolts of quilting fabric lining the walls, and the bins of yarn, and gave a huge sigh of relief. Nothing has changed since I’ve been gone.
Now I keep wondering which of my undone projects I can realistically finish as I care for the new baby. I am sad that I have such a large stash of UFO”s but then consider it a blessing that I have so much to choose from in the undone department at this busy time when only projects that are quick and easy can be considered.
I’ve taken a duster to the machine, picked the cat off of the press board, and look forward to keeping you posted on what projects I find! 🙂