I’m in denial. How can it be the last Monday in August already? This year is passing at warp speed and I’m totally not prepared for it to be 2017 just yet. Not only that, I’m totally not prepared for it to be Father’s Day next weekend. I have no idea what to get my Dad and no idea what to do for the Dad in my midst. I’ve have found the older I get the more I suck at gift giving. I used to love giving gifts. I felt like I always knew just the right thing to get and give, but these days I got nothing. I can’t even think of anything to sew! I’m a disgrace to the creative community.
I’ve spent the past week happily pottering around in the sewing room and it’s been fabulous. I’ve started to feel my creativity coming back and for the first time in what feels like forever I’ve got room in my head to daydream and doodle. I’m also back to sewing because I love it and not because I have a deadline. It feels so lovely and like something I totally took for granted before this year. There’s some stressful things happening in one aspect of my creative life and I’ve been battling with making a difficult decision, but now it’s made I’m really looking forward to seeing it out and getting on with my life. It’s amazing how liberating finally making a decision can be.
I’m starting to countdown to Quilt Market. I leave Australia on 27 October and I’m no where near prepared. (I haven’t even sorted my passport! Whoops!) I need to start pulling together a list of things I need to take with me, places to eat and all the things I want to buy (other than fabric). I probably should try and work out what else I can squeeze in while I’m there. I’d love to make the trip to Waco to see Magnolia (yep, I’m a fan of Fixer Upper). I’m just not sure if I could drive myself or how easy it would be to get there. Time to ask Google I think.