Carrie and I have our next market this Sunday, at the Old Bus Depot Markets' "Creative Fibre Day". I'm a lot more relaxed about this market than the May market, and given my desire lately for a more balanced life I've resolved to only sew market stuff for one hour a day. I know - that didn't sounds right to me either, when I decided on it!!
But it's amazing what happens when you make yourself NOT sew, as opposed to making yourself sew. Suddenly you're enjoying it a lot more, and you're racing the clock to see how many side seams you can sew before time is called. You look forward to the next day when you can sew again, and that hasn't happened in a long time when it comes to shop stuff.
A friend has asked us over for dinner on Thursday night. I immediately said no, as I had a market to prepare for. And then I realised how stupid I sounded. Giving up a night of laughs and good food with lovely people, for sewing? Was I nuts?
I am looking forward to downing tools on Friday night (my self-imposed deadline - what isn't made by Friday isn't going to be made until after Sunday, and that's final) and sewing a little for myself though. I have some pretty wonderful pieces of fabric waiting to be made into skirts and dresses for winter. Yesterday I got my We Love Colors tights order, and now I just have to make the outfits that are supposed to go with the amazing coloured tights.
I'm also looking forward to going through my neglected sewing and quilting books. The best kind of inspiration.