Sunday, March 2, 2008

Should's, Gotta's and Wanna's

This morning over coffee, I read Judy's Quiltathon Report for the Day and it sounded just like me! I had to read it out loud to Curt. That's when the discussion started. I often tote along many more projects than I can possibly finish whenever we go anywhere. He wondered why anyone would want to go on a holiday and drag along a bunch of sewing or knitting etc. He figures, if you want to sew, skip the holiday and just stay home to sew. I believe that, as women we often times take care of everyone else's needs first and put our own needs or wants last. So, if we were just to stay home, there would be those cupboards that "should" be cleaned out, or walls that need washing or laundry to be done or any number of other daily domestic things that we see when we look around our living spaces. When we can remove ourselves from that space, we somehow manage to give ourselves permission to spend time doing what we want to do. We all have so many "shoulds and gotta's" that we often put our "wanna's" last when, to be happy and fulfilled, we should be bringing those further to the front of the list. Judy's Quiltathon is just the avenue we can use to put ourselves first just for a day, and spend time doing what we find pleasure in doing. Hope everyone has a great quilting day today!!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. I often feel guilty when I spend the day sewing. I think I should be finding things to do in the house.
    I only take a handsewing project with me when I go away to do in the evenings

    love and hugs xxx


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