Monday, September 6, 2010

Lazy or inspirational Monday?

I'm off today, thank you Labor Day! I've been puttering around the house. I love to create things, quilts, afghans, something new out of something old.

I am in the process of redoing some things I bought to make lovely Christmas presents. This requires a bit of paint and some mod podge. I'll let you know how it goes later.

As I was painting these lovely wooden things I started looking at my kitchen table and chairs. Now this lovely kitchen set was purchased at the local thrift store for the princely sum of 40 bucks. I'm thinking they could be so much more. I've already disassembled a chair, with my little Ivy Love's help, she just loves hitting things with a hammer, and she's a pretty good wiper after you've sanded too.

Later, after Ivy Love's nap, I'm thinking a trip to the hardware store for some wood glue and putty. I have big dreams for these chairs.

I started thinking, wouldn't it be lovely if I could do things like this all day, everyday? A little seed has been planted. Don't get me wrong, I love what I currently do, the people I work with are fantastic and my hours are the best. But, what if.....

What if I could get up every morning and create? Make something beautiful that someone would love? What if, I could work anytime, anywhere, making one of a kind things that display the personality of the recipient?

I will show you pictures of the Christmas gifts, later, those who will receive them read my blog and I can't give away Santa's secrets! In the meantime just know, the wheels are turning....

I think it's time for a change. I'm tired of always feeling like I'm chasing. Chasing money to pay the bills, chasing recognition for a job well done, chasing someone to share my life.

Now that Mo is mostly grown it's time to slow down and do what I love. I've never been much for expensive homes or cars. My happiness is found in people, not things. I'm researching, trying to see what can be, if I pursue my dream.

I'll let you know what happens.


  1. My Love you are the most creative person Ive ever always make things with love and that is the important I was about to have a yard sale on Saturday I found something you made for me a while ago..maybe you remember, its an apron and a hot pot holder,that says "no recipe is complete until you add love" I love it so much I have hung it in my computer room where I spend much of my time...Thank You...

  2. I, too, have been thinking about Christmas gifts and trying to plan ahead. And doing the creative thing has crossed my mind as well. Still thinking, though ...

  3. I worked some years ago with a fellow who was our lead draftsman. He was a hobby woodworker. He saved his pennies and one day quit. He set up shop so that he could earn his bread creating stuff. He also took advantage of being his own boss to take time off whenever the surfing was good.

    That was over twenty years ago. He still has a shop, still earns his bread creating things, and presumably still surfs.

    Do it.

  4. You are very artistic and creative. (I didn't mean to make that sound like a fortune cookie but it does.)


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