Custom Project – Intermission

I’m taking a break in the middle of this project, while I wait to hear from the people who made the patterns I’m using. Found their website and contacted them with a couple questions before I can start on the girl’s dress.

In the mean time, I wanted to share a revelation I recently had. From the time I opened this website, I’ve been wondering why I seem to have a problem getting things done in a timely fashion. It finally dawned on me….I’m 5 years older then I was when I started sewing again, for one thing! Furthermore, when I started my shop on Etsy 4 years ago, I had absolutely nothing else to do, other than walking the dog every few hours!

For the last few years I have been involved in Girlscouts as a Co-Leader of a large Troop, as well as Product Sales Coordinator for the last 2 years. Although I’ve reduced my involvement starting in September, I still have quite a bit to do, and it often takes more of my time than I expected. In addition to that, I now have the responsibility of looking after the boys next door 2 or 3 days a week, which is a lot harder now, than raising just one boy back in the 80’s was, believe me.

Coupled with the fact that my “get up and go” of previous years has since “got up and went”, I think I’ve expected too much of myself, which leads to feeling like I’m failing short of my own expectations. I guess the answer is that I need to stop saying “I’m going to do this or that tonight, or tomorrow” when, in fact, I have no way of knowing if I will be able to keep that promise, for any number of possible reasons.

Please rest assured that, as I believe I’ve mentioned before, the one thing I never let anything keep me from doing is getting orders out when a purchase is made from my shop……just hoping I have the opportunity to prove that to a few people soon!

On that note, I thought I might mention that Christmas will be here before you know it, and if you don’t personally have anyone who might appreciate one of my creations, please spread the word to anyone you know who might!

Thanks for listening, and I’ll be back when I have more to report on the Custom Project..



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