Friday, August 9, 2013

This week

For those of you who don't know, I started a new job about 2.5 months ago. I'm now a case manager for a child welfare agency. My day-to-day now involves working with children who are abused, abandoned, and neglected, and as you might imagine, I'm trying to find what works best to relieve stress within my hectic schedule.
It's become more apparent over the last few weeks how important sewing is to me and my relaxation. I've loved sewing for an hour after a draining day. I wish I had more time to sew, but cleaning and cooking and spending time with friends and family must also fit into my evenings and weekends. I admit, the go, go, go lifestyle is tiring, but it makes me appreciate the evenings I can sit next to my boyfriend and sew while he plays games on his computer.
And if I only get my king-size Irish Chain quilt and a handful of clothes made for the rest of the year then I'll be happy with it. Because these spare sewing moments are reminding me that it's not the quantity of items I produce but its the impact that they have on me, my family, my life.
Ps, these are all snippets of my week :)

1 comment:

  1. Dude - that HP picture is fab. Is that a new embroidery pattern you are working on?
    I know exactly what you mean about valuing sewing/gaming time (that is EXACTLY what happens in this apartment lol). As of yesterday my summer school job ended so I have a couple of weeks to sew a bit more... I'm going to take advantage of it. Hope the new job is going well and I love seeing your cats :)


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