It's Tuesday night....not quite 10pm. Lily keeps begging for treats (which I've given her and am putting my foot down now)...just sits beside my chair with this pitiful look going..."Hmmm?" and finally "hhmmmmm:("
I've spent the last couple of days working on my bear charms for the fabric charm swap due on the 31st. It's the 23rd and I've gotten all the hardest or most time consuming parts done... Above you'll see my assembly line progress. I've gotten all the ultra suede traced, cut, sewn into little heads, stuffed, closed....then traced and cut out all the ears...(the inner ears are bright orange ultra suede which looks like peach in the photos for some reason)...sewed the ears and turned them. You'll see a pile of ears that once sewn and turned, I've gathered at the bottoms. I have three completed, another with the eyes and the beginnings of it's nose and two others with ears attached. sheesh, I'm rambling...I'll stop.
I'm in a funk today...not sure if it's because I'm just tired or overwhelmed or what...just don't know.
I'm feeling the guilt/stress of knowing that there are people I need to call, email, get in touch with. I need to update my website, mail off some presents, lose weight...I need to be a better mom to my 13 year old who will be 14 in a few weeks. Fold the laundry, start making art, see friends...
I wonder why I tend to lump every little thing I want to do in life in a big pile when I'm in a funk...making it all so overwhelming and impossible that I'll freeze up and hide.
If you're reading this...Leslie, I'm sorry I've not gotten in touch... Laurie Giberson~I've made you some things and wanted to mail them and some other things out this week...I hope I do. (mail them, that is). Carrie, I have yours too...and have been wondering what the news is about the new shop... Paulette, love you girl...tomorrow night isn't good...how about Thurs. night? Edina, if you have an extra divine swap, I can make you one and we can trade, even tho we're not in the same one...email me. Tammy, it was great talking to you and thanks for your prayers...I need to call about how grandma is doing but the last time I did check, things were better. Celine, I've not forgotten you and promise to email soon....please don't worry, I'm not emailing anyone. :(
Yes, those might not get to the right eyes, but these were some of the things in my head that needed to come out. blah!
OkaY, on the upside, my sweet friend and I are meeting up for one of our artsy girl weekends in Centralia. We'll meet this Saturday morning and stay until Monday afternoon. It's been ages since we've done it, use to at least 4 times a year but life happens and both of us are so alike emotionally that if one of us wants to go, the other can't deal and visa versa. :) It's nice having friends like me.
It's totally time and we're both needing time together. Centralia is the mid point between Seattle and Portland. It's a little country town with an outlet mall (which we rarely visit), antique shops, a McMennemins located in an old brothel/gentlemen's club from the Jesse James era, that's haunted, btw. Our usual trip includes antiques, lunch, craft store...dinner and art time in the hotel room. We get up whenever, do the same thing over again and usually call it a trip. This time we'll be staying for 2 nights, are both bringing jewelry making stuff and lots of gifts for each other. It's going to be heaven, I just can't wait to see her. Counting down the days, stace. oxox