This post, on finding time to sew, has been an exercise in irony. I’ve always been a believer in the concept that “life is a journey, not a destination” – yet lately, our journey has gone from being one of relaxed enjoyment with moments of busy to one where we move from one thing to the next, squeezing in hugs and meals when we can, and falling into bed exhausted at night…only to repeat the same routine the next day.
Even this post. I manage our family’s schedule in our planner. It’s my go-to for everything going on each day, and in the planner, I had the date for this hop on February 25th (today). Mistakenly, I had the date in the Sew Much Fun Blog Hop as February 5th. Somewhere, in the course of busy rushes, I reversed the dates. As a result, our hop is a bit smaller today than usual. Again, the irony of finding time and losing it, all at the same time.
Let’s talk sewing time. Last year, when my son was in PreK, I would sew on Mondays and Wednesdays while he was at school (2x/wk). This year, I expected – at the start – to have *tons* of time as KG was five days a week! …and then I became room mom…and then I took a role on the PTG…and then I got a part time job…and then and then and then. My sewing machine sits there, waiting for me to find time. Occasionally I’ll take the cover off, but it hasn’t been to make quilts – it’s to quickly stitch a button back onto a shirt or take in little man’s baseball pants as we’re rushing out the door to practice.
…and I’m ok with that. Life is busy right now, and that’s ok. That’s the season we’re in. But, life will change. It will slow down. Baseball will end. School will break for summer. My sewing will always be there, like the forever friend who is just a phone call away. So I guess, right now, that’s my strategy. I find time to sew in the future. I’ll sew when I’m not helping at running club, or baking cupcakes for St. Valentine’s Day, or updating the news on the school’s website. …and I’m ok with that.
I’m so very interested to hear the stories of other wonderfully talented sewists who perhaps have found time now, and not someday, to sew:
- Carissa D at Faith and Felt Obsession
- Amanda at Fabric Engineer
- Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats