2/16/12

the post where i compare life to embroidery thread

So, no pinned it, did it project today. I could blame it on the fact that it has been gloomy, therefore bad lighting, therefore no pictures... but that would be a bad excuse considering I haven't even made a project to photograph.

I tried to get myself motivated to make something by organizing some of my supplies - namely, my ever growing stash of embroidery floss.

I didn't get very far, other than piling everything up. Anderson's drill was dead so I couldn't use my self-declared genius method of winding all my thread. I just quit and went back upstairs to curl up in bed and watch tv while I waited for Sawyer to wake up from his nap. 


I like this picture. It's kind of how I feel like my life is right now. Half of it is organized and lined up, half needs a lot of work, but beautiful regardless of the messiness.

This post is weird, isn't it? I'm just lacking a bit of motivation to do much of anything, I think. I'll get it together sometime. Until then, I think I will enjoy reading a book or two and slowing down. 

I believe when you start seeing the meaning of life in embroidery thread it is time to slow down.

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10 comments:

  1. Allison- I totally understand! Sometimes you just say its ok to take a break! The photo is still really beautiful!

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  2. Allison, At times I need to change my direction to refuel my creativity. :) Paula

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  3. Oh.....I think your going to get a lot of understanding here!!!! You pretty much just discribed my life right now to a T!!!! It is good to take a deep breath!!! And spring is on it's way......Happy Day to you!!!!

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  4. Lol this post is great! It's about where my life is at right now too, including the messy thread!

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  5. LOL you kill me!

    But yes, it is a bright, beautiful sign to slow down and veg :)

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  6. I love this post! Definitely take some time for yourself and relax. I think when you start feeling like you HAVE to craft/DIY/sew just to have something to post about, you need a break. :)

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  7. Lovely post :-) Enjoy your little break to recharge!

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  8. I understand! Just slow down and take some time to catch your breath and kiss your adorable baby! Everyone will be here when you get back! Kick your feet up, make a cup of tea, and enjoy your family! xo

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  9. I'm with ya! I've been lacking motivation lately, and have only stuck to knitting as my creative outlet. Although I've been itching to do something different, I didn't know what until I saw your handprint keepsake post. I'm crossing my fingers that I can take a sans-child fabric shopping trip this weekend and get started ASAP. Thanks for the motivation!

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  10. Love the comparison to embroidery thread...even though it may not be organized/perfect it's still beautiful!
    Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in a post: http://kerraftycreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-your-it.html
    Just a bit of fun, don't feel pressured to play along. Just wanted to share your blog with others since I think it's fantastic!

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