Blogging since 4-27-08. This is my journal. A place to share bits of me, my family and life and other things of interest to me, and I hope to you. A place to meet new friends and bond with old. A place to share my thoughts and projects in sewing, beading and needlework. It only takes a moment to say hello!
I recently had a lot of time to think about just every part of my life. As always, I used some of that time to focus on some the things I want to do, but never take the time. Sometimes I think I am just plain lazy. But then I realize that I just need to focus on my own needs more, and not feel guilty that I did.
Terry has RA which is a very fatiguing disease so he usually goes to bed early. I am going to make a better effort to use that quiet time to focus on what I call "my craft".
I was thinking about my friend Susan and wondering what she will focus on this summer. Visit her blog and on the side bar click on Summer Charm School. I can't believe its been a year since she started that project. Anyway, my point is that I was thinking how Susan found a way to focus some of her summer time on creating. I recently asked Susan's advice kind of, regarding an on line class I was thinking of taking by Susan Sorrel. Susan asked what I wanted to learn and I never answered that question...because I didn't know how to answer. Now I know that I didn't answer mostly because I don't think I actually want to learn something new. I want to do what I know, and maybe practice at doing it better.
So the question is what part of what I know do I want to focus on. An honest answer would be CQ and stitching. I honestly think that I have about 90% of the CQ books currently in print and some that are retired.
So, I am going to borrow Susan's method, kind of, and focus on creating CQ. I will select a book (I already have a good idea which one) and go from there. I will be posting again on my gathering process later this week.
Thank you Susan. You are a wonderful Cyber friend and an amazing needlework talent. I can't tell you how much I value your friendship.