Monday, June 15, 2009

Race Against Time

Looking back this time a year ago, there was no way I would be able to spend an hour (or 2) a night sewing. I was planning a wedding, working full time, and taking classes. I never had time for hobbies, other than pottery. Now that the wedding has passed and I've stopped taking classes, I've had so much time to spend on hobbies. The problem is I have too many hobbies!

By the end of the work day, I'm usually so tired and frustrated that all I want to do is go home and veg...which I do...ALOT! Not to mention all this weight I have gained since the wedding. Who has time (or energy) to work out after working all day, and then even more energy to create? Not me! I can't even imagine what having kids will do to my "me time".

Well I have bad news...classes start on Monday. Yes, classes, plural. The good news....they are online. My hobby time will be gone once again. It's time to prioritize and make some cuts. Scrap booking has been long gone. I'd rather spend $300 on fabric than on a Cricut. I'm sure I'll revisit scrap booking later, like when I have kids to take pictures of. Pottery is on hiatus too. It's too expensive and in this economy it's all about saving money. Besides, how many bowls or cup-like things without handles do I really need? Knitting and cross stitch are good traveling crafts so they'll probably survive the downsizing (at least this time around). It looks like sewing is here to stay! Goals of the week, by Monday I need to finish AB purse #2 (fabric is cut & ready to be sewn) and ORB quilt. I'm still behind in the quilt along. I have one strip set left to complete. Hopefully I'll finish the top tonight :) Then I'll need to pick backing and batting up from the store.

Wish me luck!

5 comments:

summersadie said...

It seems of all the hobbies I've gone through, sewing has been the consistent one that has stayed. It's amazing how easily I can cut back spending money in everything but the fabric category. :) Did you ever get that Olfa?

My Big Mouth said...

I can relate!
I have just about every kind of craft I think.On my desk is sewing stuff,sculpty clay stuff,decopauge stuff,painting stuff,scrapbook stuff etc etc.But the one thing I go back to repeatedly is sewing as well,tho I'm not real great at it.
Thank you for the birthday wishes the other day.I've been meaning to drop by and leave a message since then.

My Big Mouth said...

I must still be half asleep or something,it was the other blogger who also left me a birthday wish,not you. Hee hee.
I meant to thank you for the encouragement to keep going and keep my head out of the clouds. Obviously it's still there!

My Big Mouth said...

I must still be half asleep or something,it was the other blogger who also left me a birthday wish,not you. Hee hee.
I meant to thank you for the encouragement to keep going and keep my head out of the clouds. Obviously it's still there!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hi Mrs. Fishie!

I know how hard it is to juggle many balls, when all you want to do is quilt, but you are too tired to do anything.

My scrapbooking is WAY behind! It would take me about 2 months just to organize everything and decide what I was doing before.

Have a good weekend!