I posted this to Instagram last night.
...while it says 15 days, I'm actually off 20 days...dayum near three weeks. However, I knew I would barely do anything today. I needed a decompress day or two from work. It's where I sleep late, lay in bed, crawl out, veg on the couch, watch TV and read a few pages of my book. Then and only then am I ready to actually dive into the all immersive sewing I've been craving.
Usually when I have 7-10 days off, I do have a decompress day or two but I make up for it by having a cut pile. When I'm ready to sew, I can just start. This time I have a pile of fabric, 2 half finished garments, 1 item left in my cut pile and a grand idea to reproduce an inspiration dress.
So a plan but not a plan. I really want to sew what I feel with no pressures. I want to go on creative journeys not worrying about a timeline. I want to sew unhindered. I need this time. I need to reignite my creativity. This whole pandemic, post pandemic, learning to live a new way has upset my creativity. Also, the way I work has changed. I went into my office twice in the last month.
Am I making clothes for home that I wear to work? Do I need to sew as many things as I have in years pass? Do I sew more for the granddaughters? Do I sew to sew? Or do I choose more engaging projects that stimulate me? I knew sooner or later I would be making these decisions since retirement is rapidly approaching. As an aside, I've set a retirement date in my head - still a few years off but I'm actively working towards setting my life up to be retired.
All of those thoughts are swirling in my mind as I move forward creatively. However, for the next 15-16 days, Imma create. I have everything I need on hand to make things...so I'm gonna make stuff.
Also, these fabrics just arrived and have made me anxious to get up off the couch and sew...
Expect more posts soon cause my sewcation has begun...
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...as always more later!