Thanks guys for the sweet comments on Phoebe's jacket! And yes! to all of you who mentioned the plaid. Isn't that great. That and the gold knit are both from Joanns. I think the jacket would have been in the junk pile for sure if it hadn't been for my deep love for that fabric pairing. Another lesson maybe, work with fabric you love.
So my brain is stuck in goo today and I thought maybe I could write a quick post to unclog. I am having the hardest time blogging lately. I know a huge part of it is our new Fall schedule and it's almost complete lack of free alone time for me. Right now both kids are in their drop off activities for 2 hours and instead of being able to cruise through my huge to-do list I'm wandering around the house in a haze feeling like I forgot something.
I joke with my friends that writing the book broke me but I think actually it might have dinged me a little. All that work and all the responsibility is taking longer to recover from than I thought it would. It's tricky business making work out of what you love to do. I really want to just make and stitch and not think about the shop or the photos or writing about it or I don't know what. I feel like everything got so formal and official and I've lost myself or my voice. Or sort of like I forgot what I was doing. I'm just going to push through though. That's what you do when you don't feel yourself, keep acting yourself until it's back on track, right?
I'm working on this cross stitch at night and I love it. It's so exact and perfect and I don't have to make a single decision, colors, designs, they're all decided. It's like a therapeutic puzzle and I sort of feel like when I have it completed I'll be right as rain.