From an ADD brain just wishing to have an outlet for sharing non-sequiter thoughts
Friday, January 29, 2010
This is my workspace in my fabulous sewing room. I realize the desk is a mess, don't judge. This is not what we are discussing today anyway.
When I moved up to the guest room for my full time sewing space I had the pleasure of going through all of my sewing things. What I discovered was a plethora of projects I had almost finished. I actually found 5 bibs for a boy - made long before I even had our bib wearing boy - that only needed snaps. I found blankets I finished but didn't give away. I found pot holders I had quilted but never bound. I found jammy pants that I had cut out but never made up. I found two pairs of shorts for the big boy that only needed a bottom hem and elastic put in. This is the way I roll, people. Lots of awesomeness, mostly unfinished.
Currently I have two major projects that I got almost all of the way through and then left for the "Sarah Miller black hole of unfinished projects". One is a quilt for my in-laws and another is a quilt for my sister-in-law, both were intended as Christmas presents. Uh, Happy Valentine's Day? I hope...
My goal is to finish - completely finish these two projects this weekend. Those with ADD can relate - things rarely get finished when your brain changes channels too often. By the time I get almost all the way done with something, I am bored. The last few details are painful to complete. This is why my most complicated and beautiful quilts are often given away with tiny threads to be trimmed. My dear sister, thank goodness, understands this and gratefully trims her own threads. Perhaps these two quilts will be given away with the same caveat. You will receive something handmade and heartfelt from me, if you are willing to trim your own threads. Work with me, here.
I am a person with as many interests as I have thoughts at any given moment. I currently make my living as a School Nurse but have worn many hats including ER charge nurse, sales, ministry, education, massage therapy, and even bird feeding (only hitting the highlights). I have hobbies that other people call obsessions. I love the Lord, children, sewing, photography, and reading.
I am a wife and a mother of three plus (we foster). Yellow lab fur is stuck to my pant legs most days. My husband is my perfect match. My children are brilliant and beautiful - but more important, they are nice.
I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.
As anyone with ADD will admit, I have a serious lack of focus in general and super human focus when I am interested. I just wanted a blog to show the lighter side of me with ADD. It can be a curse or a gift - it's up to the possessor to decide.