My favorite part of any novel tends to be one that has a good preparation scene. Little House in the Big Woods, say, where Laura spends a huge amount of time on the activities and prep that go on to get ready for the winter, or the journals of other pioneers who list in detail what they’re taking and their plans on how to get where they’re going. The preparations in the LOTR series and The Hobbit work, too.
So today is the day where I write about my beginnings. Beginning to try and pull things together to make stuff hopefully to sell, to learn how to quilt on my new-to-me longarm, to learn how to balance this desire to create with the time I have for my family. I need to make a list, already! The problem with these lists, though, at least in the practical applications for my life, are that I enjoy the process of making them so much that I don’t get around to the doing of the things I am making lists about. But not today, no, not today! Today, I am going to plow ahead and just do it. Get a post up, like I’ve been saying I would. Link to my flickr page. And maybe tell some friends where I am to be found.
OK, and maybe just a *little* list:
- write blog post, already (check!)
- have all my sewing machines cleaned and ready to go (check!)
- plan out some practice for my longarm quilting machine (sorta check!)
- take pictures
- um, and maybe clean my sewing room before that happens. (doh.)
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