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All she wants to do is dance

Or make stuff. Yeah, make stuff. I was planning on packing up some orders this morning. I really need to. I also need to throw in a load of laundry, clean the kitchen, straighten up the living room, put away piles of new inventory (shall I continue??). Somehow, on the way home from dropping off the kids at their morning activity I changed from conscientious businesswoman to some crazy creature hell-bent on making a new skirt. *sigh* I have no self-discipline whatsoever. On the plus side, I love this skirt, I love the Sew What! Skirts book, and I just love that I bought myself this sewing machine two months ago!

Now, had I finished the skirt and then gotten right to unloading the dishwasher or picking the inventory to be shipped, I could have salvaged my morning productivity-wise. But nooooo. The skirt must be photographed. And then it must be uploaded to flickr and blogged about, because clearly digital photos don’t keep for a few hours Rolling Eyes And before I can sit down at the computer, I need a cup of Cinnamon Breakfast tea and a 100-calorie pack of Lorna Doones. I seriously need help. I am such a show-off! In person, I’m shy and quiet, but get me a virtual audience and I’m unstoppable! Look at me sew, look at my breathtaking claywork, look at me bake a berry crisp, look at me blog, look look LOOK!

And now I’ve sat here for 10 minutes trying to decide what my next sentence should be. How do you follow up an outburst like that? Change of subject, perhaps? Yesssss, let’s just pretend my little plea for attention never happened, shall we?

We got some new outdoor furniture this week. I may have mentioned my in-laws are moving from their spacious home to a condo less than half its size this week. They’ve had to pare down their belongings considerably, and we’ve been lucky to be a beneficiary. They have such beautiful things. We don’t have a lot of space to spare, but we’ve been able to get rid of some of our old crummy things and replace them with much nicer hand-me-down versions (like our family-room couch, which I’ll share a picture of once it’s neat enough to bring a camera down there Wink) . We originally had an iron couch and two chairs out on the back patio, and now they are joined by one big table, three little tables, six chairs, an umbrella, and a handful of plants & decorative items. If I could just get over my bee phobia for 45 minutes, we could bring the cheery cloth napkins outside and have a nice summer supper at the table.

I have to go pick up the kids in half an hour, and it might be a good idea if I cleaned up the sewing table so that it can become an order-packing table this afternoon. Now that I’ve got my new skirt on and have managed to post a little something, I feel ready to face that to-do list! I’m going to go plug myself into a crafty podcast of some kind and get crackin’ Big Grin

Happy Thursday-that-I-keep-thinking-is-Friday!
Lisa

11 thoughts on “All she wants to do is dance

  1. *sigh*

    [the sound of a husband who has lost his wife to her obsessions]

    I think I might have to write another story about you.

  2. Love your clothing creations Lisa! They are adorable!!!

  3. Aw, Neil, but don’t I look purrrrty?

    Thanks, Debbie! I’m thinking of making a skirt in a solid color and adding some clay embellishments. That could be fun!

  4. THE SKIRT FREAKIN’ ROCKS! I’ve sat here for hours at my office, pretending to do work, so I’d say making a beautiful skirt ranks as a productive morning. I’ve been feeling like it’s friday today, too.

    Gotta sit through 2 1/2 hours of student presentations tonight… all on california mudworms. Umm, they seem to have forgotten that I’m an ENGLISH professor… like I know diddly about worms?! Ah, well. Exit interviews and then a luncheon tomorrow and yet another summer’s teaching is finished.

    Hope all is well with the boys… haven’t seen you around the refuge lately, so I thought I’d pop my head in and checkout the blog.

    Lisa

  5. Hey, Lis, thanks!! You know, this is the third one of these I’ve made, and by far my favorite. I’ve been getting better and better at sewing straight lines (which is all this is) with practice, and tweaking my skirt pattern every time I make one. This skirt only took me half an hour, and knowing that, I’m tempted to make another 2 or 3 tonight. I’m on such a skirt kick! I’m really liking them so much more than shorts this year.

    I lurk at the refuge, but haven’t really felt like a regular lately. I’m just not into the whole message board scene at the moment. I saw you started a blog – cool! I just subscribed to your feed.

  6. Okay, that whole bit about best laid plans and then going off & doing something completely different…that’s so me! I was going to work on a custom order this morning and then go straight to the sewing machine to work on another. I’ve been on the computer two hours now. ahem, better get going.

  7. Yeah, the computer has a way of sucking you in for much longer stretches than you intend, doesn’t it? That’s one of my downfalls…

  8. […] After yesterday’s issues, it was nice to have a day of productivity. […]

  9. […] falling asleep that it would be nice to have an outdoor breakfast this morning, now that we have some new furniture. So when I awoke and realized the rest of the house was still asleep, I seized the chance to have a […]

  10. Love the pics. Those buttons are great. I think the plant is acalled hen and chicks. It’s a succulent with one big plant, the hen, and little off shoots, the chicks. But I never saw one with a flower type projectile thing. Very interesting.
    Love,
    Dot

  11. Thanks, Dot! Neil says it’s not Hen & Chicks. He knows what it isn’t but not what it is 😉

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