lazy days of summer my foot
i am never busier than i am in the summer , and i don't care what all you fair-weather friends say - i like winter best
it's quieter, less chores, more cozy comfort time, oven dinners, reading at night... warm slippers...
so in an effort to at least feel cool, i am stitching stars and snowflakes
i've added the last point to my star... vintage linen embroidered with running stitch and tiny smyrna crosses and simple cross-stitch
i'm liking it so far
i still need to add some white embroidery to the blue points and perhaps a little more blue to the white ones...
it's still a long way from completion and now i am even pondering removing the lace strip to the right... i think it's too wide and it overpowers everything else
the embroidery i am adding to the one edge is only exacerbating the problem for me, as it makes it look even wider still
the star i love though...
i'm also puttering away at my calendar/schedule plans - there were some very good ideas in your comments... what i'm thinking of, loosely still, is using the top squares for the "chores" and the bottom squares for the "arts" and incorporating karen's suggestion of it being a design ledger - i love the idea of it being a visual and written record of my journey through each day
i think it would be a wonderful treasure to look back on - a true "day in the life"
i have also come to understand the importance of organization, discipline, freedom to experiment, controlling social media (including email), and scheduling - the benefit of a plan...
if i don't make a plan to make my dream come true, how will i ever do it?
and if i don't set a barrier for the rest of the world, it will surely continue encroaching, eroding the best of my intentions and enveloping me in all that it wants
slowly but surely my ideas are coalescing, and real and definite ideal is emerging
it will mean big changes, giving up some things i thought were important to me, finding a way to simplify - i'm not in a rush though - there's a holiday to enjoy, a sale to prepare for and then... a new year... a new slate
if scrooge could be reformed, well - then, so can i!