A lot has happened in my life in just short 12 days. New routines, new thought processes and new view of my life and where I want it to go.
I've been sorting through all my quilting related stuff and "cleansing" it out. I have sold over $600 in fabric in the past 4 days and still have SOOO much more to get rid of.
Now, don't panic---I'm NOT giving up quilting, but I just have re-evalued my quilt style. Why do I spend money and how it is useful/wasteful. How it has effected every aspect of my life from my home, family, friends, marriage etc. I have opened my eyes a bit wider this past week and feeling a sense of clarity I haven't ever had in my life until now. It is a GOOD feeling. It is a fulfilling need.
I have also thought a lot about my Word of the Year - Charity, this week. While I was going through my stash I found several UFO's I planned to work on for charity purposes and started to "beat" myself up internally.....then I took a step back and tried to remember the definition of charity:
1 : benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity
2 a : generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering; also : aid given to those in need b : an institution engaged in relief of the poor c : public provision for the relief of the needy
3 a : a gift for public benevolent purposes b : an institution (as a hospital) founded by such a gift
4 : lenient judgment of others
Well, I've done a lot of charity for ME this past few weeks. And I should be proud of that and continue to work on charity for myself as I'm going through this very challenging time in my life.
My goals for the week weren't all meet, but they are goals and I did success in a few and hope to get at least one more done by end of today.
-Quilt 2 baby quilts due to customer - quilting process right now/today on one.
-Make 2 pillows for customer - done and made a little bit of cash.
-Finish add hand work touches to both RRBloggers pieces - still working on this
-Stash sell prep for Wednesday - SUCCESSFUL, made lots of money-still have more to move out of my house though
I'll post new goals tomorrow to start off the week in a good direction---thank you for letting me ramble in this post :)