Thursday, March 13, 2008

DON'T LET GRASS GROW AROUND YOUR DREAMS

On the door of the tiny employees' bathroom located in the back of the file room of my office is a poster. The poster has a captive audience if you know what I mean! LOL. The poster has all kinds of little quotes. Its been there for years and I've about got them all memorized. This week this one jumped out at me: "DON'T LET GRASS GROW AROUND YOUR DREAMS".

I've been dwelling on this quote all week. As you know from the name of my blog, I have homemaking dreams. I really struggle with this because I have so many ideas for being a great homemaker. Things like sewing,cooking,decorating the house, yard work, gardening, cleaning, laundry, etc., get my leftover time.

How do I keep the grass from growing around my dreams? NEVER GIVE UP!

I want you to know that I have fallen short of my goals or failed completely so many times. But, I am determined to get back up and try again and again.

Examples:

This week I have listed on my side bar all the things I want to get done in the kitchen zone this week. I planned to do a little each day and finish up Saturday. I HAVEN'T DONE ONE SINGLE THING ON THE LIST! But I am still determined to work on this list. I won't give up!

Yesterday before work and after work I started on a special order pocketbook. The outside panels were to be quilted. I finished the quilting part last night, but there are so many puckers there's no way I can sell a bag made from them. I have to start all over. I lay awake last night thinking of how I could start over and avoid those puckers. I won't give up!

I have had some recent success however! I made fabric grocery bags for the Etsy shop which sold very quickly and I received great feedback from the buyer. I made more and have great ideas for more items to sell! I found instructions online this morning to make clothes pins bags and have my own design in my head as we speak!

I need to relax and keep on going. I can only do so much, the rest is in God's hands! I trust HIM with my dreams. Meanwhile, I'll keep working at these things and keep going!

6 comments:

Pen Pen said...

Never, never, never give up on our homemaking dreams! God will give us our heart's desires, and I know you want it just as much as I do. Neat, that you have something inspiring on your bathroom door at work! :o)

BLUE SKY said...

I love the grocery bags. I want some! My dream is for this little Goose I hear complaining in the next room to take a nap! I think you will get to be a homemaker someday very soon. You are very talented at everything you do and we love you Mama!

Mom2fur said...

Good for you, selling those bags!

You have a big list. Maybe that's why you haven't started on it...it's overwhelming. Can you prioritize and pick maybe three jobs that need to be done asap? There's no law you have to do all that in one week, LOL!

And boy, if anyone ever tells you they've completed all their goals in the exact time they expected...don't believe them! Nobody is perfect. At least you've taken a first step...getting it written down.

As far as the quilting...did you use any kind of backing or interfacing? If you fuse interfacing to the fabric, it should help with the puckering problem. You might also want to play with the tension on your machine--do a few scrap pieces until you get it right. Good luck re-doing the bag!

topaztook said...

I never get to everything on my to-do list either...and I know what you mean about not even starting it. I like having a list, though: at least it reminds me what I need to be working toward. Just trying to say I understand where you're coming from. Keep on keeping on!

Elizabeth said...

Great Post Debbie.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Miranda said...

Hi! I found your site via Sew Crafty Friday. Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your site! I just printed your grocery bag tutorial. Can't wait to try it.

I really appreciate your positive attitude. I've been stumbling a lot lately and appreciate your view. I'm definitely going to keep this little quote in the back of my mind!

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