So far, my social media hiatus has been pretty great. In the last couple of weeks I have read 4 books, I haven’t been guilting myself over cleaning, the job search, cooking, eating, exercising, or anything else that sucks the enjoyment out of my life. I am just sitting, listening to music, reading my books, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and letting my self be. Being is awesome.
All kinds of ideas are bubbling up in the absence of chatter and stress – from forgotten projects (furniture refinishing), to designs for the approaching dark holidays, to story ideas, to ideas for using up my current stash (while also earning money to buy more yarn).
I found a vintage White #510 sewing machine and folding sewing desk on Kijiji for $20. At first I was just planning on junking the machine and using the desk for my beloved vintage Bernina, but after a bit of testing and some investigation in the desk drawers that produced the original receipt for the combo (and three packages of vintage sewing needles – how awesome is that!), I have decided to keep it. And now I have 2 sewing machines! Now I only absolutely NEED 3 more – a serger, an embroidery machine, and an antique push pedal Singer. Then my seamstress dreams will be complete!
When I am not playing with my new toys, and working on new and old handy projects, I have been developing a handful of story ideas. One is already being worked into a novel outline (perhaps to be ready for November 1st?), and a few others are just scribbled notes in Evernote (so love this program, it’s like a folder full of sticky notes, but I never have to find a sticky or a pen!)
Well, I have summer books calling my name, so I will check in with you all later. Hope you are having a fantastic summer!