So, lets look forward…quite frankly, the present is too tedious to focus on…what’s coming up here at Stitchopolis? Well, my New Year’s Resolution was to declutter and Choose Life. I see no reason to abandon this goal. I’ve done some serious decluttering this year, actively and passively. And that means space. Space to create a new version of life, working and family. Only this time I’m going to try to blend the two…let me explain.
Do you recognise the scenario where you are one person at work and another at home? For example, you have to be tough and aggressive at work (think of the archetypical City trader barking down the phone) but when you get home all you want to do is chill out, cuddle the children/cat/other half and be kind. That kind of split personality is inherently stressful and I think damaging to you and your family in the long term. I want to avoid a dual life, I want to make sure my personae are well and truly stitched together. I need some metaphorical stitching in my life. And some real stitches too of course!
Update: if this thinking interests you have a look at this site. It explains the thinking far better than I could. I will probably post more about this at some point as the whole concept of doing business better is really interesting to me. Yes, who would have thought it eh?
I am exploring different options (as they say) so I can’t really go into any further details right now – maddening isn’t it? But let’s start with the prosaic stuff, what about current projects? Here’s what I’m planning of dealing with from now until say Christmas…
Finalising my Christmas list of presents to make. The page has been updated to show where I’ve got to so far.
Make said presents et al
Go to the Mumsnet Blogfest in November and NOT treat it as a jolly but actually learn from it
More yarn bombing – well, Elder is thrilled by it all and so am I quite frankly
Sort out my stash and sell off some of it – bargains to be had there, I’m sure
Finish the decluttering of my sewing area so I can actually sew
Go through my antique quilts and decide which are staying and which will be sold or repurposed
Possibly, just maybe, get a stall together for Christmas. I’m under extreme time pressure with other responsibilities tho so sadly, that will probably fall by the wayside.
Then, after Christmas my Stitch Wish List starts with
Join local quilting group
Sandwich my handmade quilt top so I can quilt it by hand at some point
Set up my super sewing machine with all the software I have for it but have never had chance to use properly
Make a quilt for Little One – I am a Bad Mother, he doesn’t have his own yet
Start making my own clothes properly
And for the boys
Write down my patterns properly and ebook them (interested?!)
Give stitching the balance it deserves in my life
Look I’m a bit tired even thinking about it! Perhaps when people say I’m quite motivated and a self starter I should listen a bit more? Well, Why Don’t You was always my favourite programme when I was listening and this is definitely Something Less Boring Instead. What do you think?