Hey There

Hey there seemed like an appropriate title for this post. I read once that you’re not supposed to do clever posts. Nobody will ever find this in a google search, and if you don’t bookmark this, you’ll spend hours going through archives trying to find this post again. Of course, this isn’t a particularly memorable post to come back to.

I started off a post about rambling by rambling. Great.

I’ve been cleaning. I re-organized my master closet and the office. I threw out tons of fabric (and by threw out I mean donated) that didn’t appeal to me. See, what happened was, I started sewing and tons of people started donating. The nice people at our benevolence center gave me a ton of fabric. They said I didn’t have to keep it if it wasn’t me, but I was so hyped on the sewing experience that I wanted to keep it all. People, I had 3 shelves FULL of fabric. I wish I would’ve taken a picture for y’all to see. I had so much fabric that I lost my inspiration. I think when you have a lot of fabric you don’t particularly like, the fabric loses it’s ability to speak to you. I no longer saw a future pillow or drapes or apron. I saw a pile of not-so-cute fabric taking up space in my pretty hutch. That’s the end of the line. When the “pretty” fabric stops being pretty and starts being annoying. I still have a lot, don’t get me wrong! I have all the fabric I actually purchased (of course!), and all of the fabric given by friends. What I got rid of is the fabric that was purchased 10ish years ago (not quite vintage, not quite cute) and never taken from the benevolence center because nobody wanted it. Guess what? I don’t want it either. *lol* it’s quite liberating actually. There’s some really cute fabric left in there and I’m inspired to start some projects for me once I finish the Christmas presents.

Speaking of Christmas – no new progress. I enjoyed my final days off by going to Ikea, cleaning, taking care of my plants (which is a bigger shock than you know) and resting. Tomorrow I go back to work and life returns to normal, or as normal as life will be now.

I started running again. I ran by myself a few times this past week, and ran with my friend Sharese once and Cherami once. Sharese and I used to run regularly but 109 degrees at 7pm does not agree with us. Cherami just started running, but she’s my bestest friend so any time with her is a blast. It feels good to run again.

Next week I start helping in Sunday School at my church. I’ll be in my son’s class which will be nice. I’ve never taught before and I grew up Methodist so this will be a new experience for me. I am excited though.

A few weeks after that our Shine Groups (small groups) start up. This is something Derek and I did not participate in last year. We are joining with some of our friends. They have a son a few years older than Braden and a daughter just a few months older. I’m excited to get to know more people our age in the church, and to experience more and be more involved.

My bible study has been covering watching over the home lately. I’m really enjoying this study and it truly has changed my attitude about keeping watch over my home. I pray that I continue to learn and to grow. I’m a little more than half way through the study. Is it funny that I want to start it over as soon as I finish? I feel like I can learn so much from going through it again. I’m so thirsty to learn God’s will in my life.

So that’s all that’s on my heart right now. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks but I’m anticipating life will calm down. I don’t know about this blog. I mean, I’ll still be here, and I’m sticking to my sewing/cleaning/organizing/crafting/etc. I just don’t know if I’ll be ready for a month-long-intensive-blog-marathon again any time soon. To those of you who are working on Christmas, good for you! Keep it up, and I’ll keep working on mine! I”ll still be posting about my progress, I just (obviously) don’t intend on being done Wednesday evening. haha!

If you made it this far (hi!), you are now a candidate to be my best friend! haha! I know I can talk!


About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

Posted on August 28, 2011, in challenge, Christmas in August, Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Good news all around!

  2. You were so kind with your comment about my Paint Chip project. The possibilities are endless.

    • I think I told you it was genius and I 100% mean it. I told another friend about it too. She needed soemthing colorful for her wall and I thought something like that would be perfect!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hey, I know what you mean about having to ditch the fabric that isn’t working for you. I recently did the same thing. 🙂

  4. Hello my new best friend 🙂 ( Iread it till the end:)!
    I hope your first days back at work they were nice.
    I’II be around to see your progress with your projects…

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