Wee! Here I go again! Changing my mind! I started this blog to be about sewing. Well, let me rephrase that. I started this blog on WordPress to be about sewing (the blog on Blogger was about? everything?). But lately I haven’t been sewing. I’d like to, but my mind is wandering in different directions.
I like to say I have ADD brain. No, that’s not the same thing as Attention-Deficit-Disorder. It’s more a product of being a happy person who likes to jump around a lot. I guess you could say I’m fickle, but I”m not a huge fan of that word. It reminds me of pickles. Which is just weird to me.
Anyway, lets take a second to throw the WordPress tutorial out the window. Let’s face it, I haven’t completed one new sewing project since saying that sewing is my passion. *sheepish grin* So what do I like?
Yes, I do still like it. I want to be able to sew gifts for family and friends. In fact, my husband and I sat down and came up with a list of Christmas gifts for people. So now I can get started! I’m super excited to do this!
I also want to be able to sew things for my house. I’m in the middle of making curtains for my office and I really love the way they’re turning out. I like the pillows I’ve made.
I like the idea that I don’t have to go out and buy things for super expensive – or even watch sales like a hawk. If I want something, I can make it. Sewing is a big part of that DIY spirit I have.
I go back and forth on meal plans more often than Michael Phelps goes back and forth in the pool. Seriously! I want to try it but I’m scared. I see the merits of planning in other people’s lives, but for some reason I think I’m different. I’m the one person, in this whole wide world, who can not benefit from planning meals. Yep, I’m sure of it.
I do enjoy cooking though. I enjoy experimenting on meals, and baking desserts. I want my son to learn to cook with me (when he’s a little older).
Intentional Living/Frugality –
This is a made-up topic that covers a few things I couldn’t categorize well. Last night I spent hours preserving vegetables. I’m a member of a grocery co-op and every 8(ish) weeks I get a huge box of food. We get fruits and veggies of all sorts. I’m learning to cope with huge amounts of perishable food coming in to my home. I have to do something with it so that it doesn’t go bad. I don’t want to waste the food or the money spent on the food. I need to be intentional about my groceries.
I also consider myself quite frugal (or at least getting there). I coupon shop. I am learning to preserve food. I am learning to sew so I can make things myself. I enjoy bulk trash pickup week. I like Goodwill shopping.
This one is big for me. I LOVE organizing. I love having things organized. I think that an organized home runs so much more efficiently. When I know where things are, and don’t waste precious time searching, I’m able to spend more time with my family.
I believe an organized house is easier to keep clean than a cluttered house. I believe it’s easier to organize when you have less of the “stuff” and more of the “stuff you love.” I’m a declutterer and a purger (not in the eating-disorder way).
Home decor –
This isn’t as big, but it’s something I would enjoy getting more in to. I would love to have a gorgeous, well-organized, lived in home. I’m slowly getting there.
Home Management –
This about sums it up. The things that are important to me are my family and my home – and my home is really only important because it is a blessing to my family. By association, cooking, cleaning, organizing, and decorating are important. Frugality and being intentional with my time/money fall in to place there as well.
So what does this mean to you? More changes! Wee!
I want this blog to reflect me. Lately, I’ve been in more of a cleaning/organizing mood than a sewing mood. I haven’t posted anything because this is a sewing blog. But I’m starting to think that’s silly. This blog isn’t about one thing or another, it’s about me. This is a Kristi blog. And Kristi jumps around (and apparently talks in third person occasionally).