Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sewing Motivation-Envy - like waves on the sand

I see the amazing, cute, uber-useful items, people make on blogs like "Make it and Love it" (link to the right), and a wave of motivation swells up inside me. Then I remember how few sewing projects I have ever completed and how many I have in line for my attention somewhere in my closet and how I don't really know how to sew anyway and how I get so impatient because it takes so long to measure and cut and how easy it is to write a run-on sentence when discussing my sewing inhibitions, and the wave of motivation crashes and rolls out like the tide leaving behind the residue of envy with the realization that I could change all that with enough motivation and time, uh, lots of time. Darn.

Well, at least I participated in a productive meeting tonight (see post below).

Notes: 1.This particular post is a direct result of to the 2-1 stroller/messenger bag idea on http://www.makeit-loveit.com/
2. I usually don't use the word uber. It's a little too trendy, and I'm not that hip. But, super just didn't seem to suffice in this situation.


Kiley said...

Oh, Lisa. Sometime we'll all get to our sewing projects, won't we? I have so many things I'd love to make - but, like you, I'm overwhelmed.

By the way, I love the run-on sentence. Perfect.

And, I love the website - too bad I still couldn't do those things!

Emily said...

I hear you, Lisa. I have to confess that right after we got married I bought fabric to make a shower curtain and it took me FIVE YEARS to finish it. I am a lot quicker now that I'm more experienced but my list of ideas and projects still outpaces me. One must be careful not to let what should be relaxing and fun turn into another thing on the to-do list, another way to compare oneself unfavorably with others, or another way to tell oneself that they just not doing enough. Having run a business from home I can tell you that the crafty gals on those blogs probably resent having to come up with all those projects and live up to those expectations all the time. So I just try to be glad I don't have to worry about impressing anyone but the little rugrats at my knees...and they're pretty easy customers. :)

BTW, I love your new family picture at the top of your blog! What a cute family. ;)