Bettering, embroidery

On Taking Time…

My work schedule, my life schedule has been wonky now and again for a few weeks.  I have been taking a lot of naps and going to bed early and having a strong desire to sleep in.  I choose stupid TV and stupid video games over sewing, walking, reading.  Yes, totally ringing clanging alarm bells.  I know the path out of the hole – exercise, eating right, doing what I love even when I don’t feel like doing it, uninstalling games on my phone, turning off the TV.  Just some days are harder than others.

Today was a good day.  I got a lot done at work, I am not beating myself up for not being, not doing more.  My preference would be to crawl into a time wormhole and have a few hours of uninterrupted sewing, but short of that, my life is getting back to pretty good.

I have been picking back up my epic embroidery project.  I started it in April and worked on it for a while, but then stopped.  It is an old-fashioned project.  Crafts once were being labor-intensive works of dedication.  But with the shifts in the focus of our lives, instant craftication (see what I did there?) seems to be everywhere…

I am not casting aspersions.  I totally get it.  I have the weekends to sew – I want projects that show progress.  I want photos for instagram and I want to do lots and lots and lots of projects.


And so it is good for me to do some slow embroidery.  Hundreds of french knots in ten different shades of green.  Focus, deliberate, plodding.  Yes to that.  At least some of the time.