I just wanted to stop in and wish everyone a Happy 4th of July.
The photo above is all that exists of what was meant to be a small Americana quilt. There are a few flying geese hanging about my sewing table but these blocks are the only two I managed to complete.
I have been woefully unproductive these past few weeks. I am enjoying every moment with my children but I am yearning to create something. I am going to have to set aside some time for myself in the coming days. I always feel so terrible telling the children "Mommy needs some alone time". I feel as though I am turning them away (which I suppose I am) and missing out on precious time with them (also probably true). I have found, though, that I am a much better mother when there is a little time each day for myself. Without that time my patience wears thing, my temper grows short and I'm just generally grouchy. If I can find just a little time in the evenings with my needle and thread I find that the next day I am a much more pleasant person to be around :)
So the plan tonight after the carnival and fireworks display is to curl up on the sofa, turn the ac up a bit so I can enjoy a cup of tea, watch anything other than cartoons, put needle to thread and without any guilt whatsoever tell everyone "this is my time". I'll be declaring my own independence (of a sort).
I hope everyone else has as enjoyable and evening and hopefully if I can keep my resolve more nights than not I'll have more to share in the coming weeks (fingers crossed).