Monday, March 11, 2013

my sewing weekend

On Friday, I had prepared a post and then forgot to publish it. So this morning, I had a good chuckle to myself when I re-read it...
(I'm publishing it today as is, with today's edits in italics)

Can we talk? Just as girls, friends, moms, mimi’s…

Don’t we just get ourselves all in a knot with far too many things to do and too little time to do them?

That’s how I’ve felt this week. Other than work, which has been on the stressful side the past few weeks, I’ve started a workout program. And then there’s the other furniture/junktique business. So to be honest with you, I’m just craving some uninterrupted sewing time.

Can I please just have some uninterrupted sewing time?

This weekend, I am proclaiming that I will enjoy my time. I’m making a list. Not a “to do” list, but an “Enjoy My Weekend List”

And it will start Friday night.
I’m sending my husband to auction and I’m going to stay home.
I went to the auction because my husband suggested that he loves it when I go, with a sad pouty face.I’m going to enjoy sewing a brightly colored skirt.
I didn't sew. but I had plans....

I think, I may get up early…just to enjoy morning coffee.
I slept in until after 7:00, and had a warmed up coffee from the day before.
If I feel like it, I’ll sew. If I feel like it, I’ll knit while I watch Project Runway.
Then I watched Project Runway.  I started my skirt project. Then I went for a fitness walk.I’m not going to worry about cleaning the house. Because I also have a massage scheduled. And I’d like to sew.
I did not worry about cleaning the house. I went to my massage. I didn't sew for the rest of the day or night.
There will be some family time for pizza…which means I get to see grandbabies and kids. No worries, no stress…just enjoying.
Which was the best part of the day. Even better than the massage.

Training program at the gym.
I didn't go. I had a headache.
Church at 11:00….no rushing around to try to get there at 9:00.
Went to church. And it felt like we were rushing to get there by 11:00.

If I feel like it, I’ll sew. I’ve also got a pile of magazines and a book that I might want to read.
Our friends asked us to got to the Home Show at the Buffalo Convention Center....where there was a one hour delay in the parking lot because a valet parking attendant backed into the car we were driving. After the Home Show, we devoured Mexican Food at one of our favorite places. I didn't sew.

There could be a nap.
There was no nap.
Maybe I’ll take a walk with my husband. If we feel like it.
There was no walk.
But mostly, I’d like to work out all of the stress of the week in the sewing room.
I do have three projects unfinished on my sewing table, including this skirt:

And that will be my weekend. And I get to proclaim it, and I deserve it.

And so, the best laid schemes, as they say...oft go awry.
But it was a good weekend, even without sewing.

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  1. What a great post! You are hilarious, Lynne. Sounds like most of my weekends. Two whole days seems like a lot--and then they're gone. Nonetheless, you made the most of your time, even with no stitching involved. Life is good. And that skirt you're working on looks great so far. Love the print. See you on Instagram!

  2. Tooo funny . Your honest is so refreshing Lynne

  3. Even though no sewing, it sounds like a wonderful weekend (except for the accident in the parking lot). I like your skirt and I love following you on instagram.

  4. Hahahahaha! The best-laid plans...

  5. One of those pouty faced "I love it when you...[insert activity not of my choice]...lives at my house, too.

  6. Oh, the best-laid plans often go awry!!
    I've added you to my Instagram :-)

  7. Good for you! Sometimes you just need a down weekend to do whatever floats your boat.

  8. That skirt will be lovely,sewing is your break from stress, so don't stress about not getting to it. It will keep.

  9. Lynne I really love your sketches.

  10. Sounds like a great plan. I'm glad you're weekend - although not according to plan - went well. :) g

  11. I shared that chuckle with you, since so many of my weekends go the same way!

    I love, love, love the new blog header!

  12. Lynne, sometimes it seems most of life goes that way, lol's. Seriously, I often find that if we are a little tired and jangled, sewing is not so enjoyable - so just going with the flow, as you did, is the best thing, and perhaps most what you needed.

  13. I can so relate to your weekend, and also crave some decent uninterrupted sewing time. Which rarely happens. We live in hope, and continue to buy fabric and patterns, and develop ideas. Your skirt fabric is really pretty.


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