Lynette's topic this week is Alone Time and what we like to do when we have those rare opportunities to be alone. Please make a point of visiting her Blog. I know you will enjoy it as much as I do and perhaps you will be inspired to join in on the fun!
Alone time...is there really such a thing for busy women these days? When we aren't busy with our kiddo's or our grandbabies, we are making meals, cleaning house, doing laundry, etc.. Many of us also work outside the home full time as well. So needless to say, Alone Time is an elusive creature for many of us including myself!
When I do get the opportunity to capture "said creature", there are several things I enjoy doing but I have to say the top of the list is sewing. I love to sew. I'm currently in the process of sewing some curtains for my niece Amanda who heads back to College in just a few weeks. She found some gray sparkly material at her mom's house and brought it to me several weeks ago and asked me if I could sew some quick curtains for her. Of course I could! However, gray sparkly material broke my machine needle. So the quick project turned into something a bit more time consuming. The only way to get decent hems on the material is to use Bias tape. Do you know how hard it is to find Bias tape in Silver? Yeah, neither did I. It's darn near next to impossible! So I decided to make my own. My niece found Silver ribbon that matched beautifully. However, I need three more rolls. Just go get some, right? This particular color of ribbon seems to have left the planet! But never fear, my ribbon quest goes on until those curtains are finished!
Now I know this doesn't sound at all relaxing but believe it or not, it really is. I can tune out nearly everything else and just sew away. (Unless of course our cat Toby decides he needs to be right up in my business because he's like that) Even tackling all of the little issues are very enjoyable to me. I have some amazing "Ah-Hah" moments when my project is done and I can look at it and remember what started out as just an assorted pile of fabric, pins, thread, etc...and see what became of that assorted pile.
Ah, alone time....how I covet you!