It's not that I haven't been working, I have. But I've sort of flitted from this project to that one, not finishing anything.
I made an affirmation to proclaim every day to help me get going: I have abundant time, energy, creativity, and love to plan, process through and complete what I need to do.
As if to support my creative needs now, I picked up a Science of Mind magazine and read in the affirmations for the month of February 2015 this: There is always enough talent, time and resources to succeed in all that I do. I looked around me to see who wrote that?
Woo woo or no woo woo I felt spoken to. So I began writing out a day by day progress report to see where my time was going and what i was doing when i was doing.
one day. i worked on a BOM, for one of the quilt guilds i belong to; another day i spent cutting out blocks for a give away quilt; another day was given to gathering fabrics for redoing the face of a portrait i'm working on; one whole very cold day i made valentine cards from scraps of fabric; every Thursday i meet with an embroidery group of four or five machine embroidery quilters; and every Sunday, our Piecemakers group meets at the church and we quilt. And I do have a life beyond my quilting studio that places many demands upon me. So I begin to see why I'm feeling frustrated--why I have allowed the UFOs to grow up around me. someitimes I feel like I'm in a horror movie and the unfinishsed pile takes on life and begins to tighten and swirl around me while laughing evilly.
Today, I received a newsletter in my email from Dena Cranes' QuiltEd Online. Somehow, I'd missed a few copies of this newsletter, because she'd written a series of 7 articles so far titled "Time saving tips for Quilters."
It was something I needed to hear. Again I thought the universe was blessing me. So here I am at this blog writing tonight , after such a long hiatus, feeling as though the ground is shifting under my feet again and I'm finding the road back to my beloved work.