The real reason I didn't get to post this morning is due to a deadline at work. I was up late last night getting it done and just didn't have time this morning to write a post. So I'm just going to have to plead for mercy and hope that late truly is better than never.
Last week was the worst week I've had all year for finding time (and energy) to stitch.
Saturday Celtic Solstice
Sunday Back to Square One
Just two days worth of sewing room time. In part, the absences are due to holiday activities. Deadlines at work have also impacted my ability to sew when I get home. Some nights I've had to work.
I could beat myself up for the last week, but I've decided that sometimes that's just the way life works. This month's fostering creativity theme is about not feeling guilty when things don't work out as we had hoped with our crafty endeavors. Dictionary.com gives the definition of guilty as "a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined." So what offense do we commit that we feel we have to be remorseful for when we don't quilt or a project doesn't turn out right? Is it that we paid $$ for the fabric and we aren't using it or we did use it, but it didn't work right, so we wished we hadn't?
It was easy to forgive myself this week as I had real deadlines on other things that had to get done or I would risk not staying employed. It's easy to forgive under those circumstances. But what about those weeks (or for some us, months) where we don't venture into the sewing room. Those times we'd rather read a book, play on the computer, etc. Is it so bad that we aren't creating, that projects aren't getting done? I don't have any answers to these questions. I suspect that what answers there are would be different for each one of us.
Hopefully your creative life was more successful than mine last week. Please link up and share how your crafty side is doing.
1. Julie in GA
2. Melanie J.