I'm a list maker. I always have been. The act of actually writing something down, on physical paper, seems to always help create a little bit of mental breathing space. I feel like if I can just get whatever I am worrying about/ anticipating/ needing to do into a concise bullet-point it instantly becomes manageable.
After a whirlwind past few months (with lots of lists and lots of bullet-points), I am taking a moment to think more purposefully about my schedule. You see my lists started to resemble something more like a novel than a short story. I was writing item after item to attend to, but not feeling like I was making much headway in the "crossing-off" department. The mental breathing space wasn't happening.
I knew that if I could just pair those lists down to a few really important tasks, that I could find my balance again, so that is what I am working on right now. I am writing shorter lists, trying to take on less of the world all at once, and trying to stay focused on what really inspires me.
In terms of my sewing; I would like to get back into working on my unfinished projects again, especially sewing together that pile of quilt tops I always seem to have. I would also like to carve out more time to design patterns and share more simple tutorials with you. I may be doing this at a slower pace than what my imagination can fuel, but hopefully I will feel more energized by the process and less bogged down in the bullet-points.
I also wanted to share some photos of my day trip last weekend. My sister and her husband came up to Seattle to visit us for a couple of days, so on Saturday we all decided to hop in the car and drive out to the Cascade mountains just east of us. We stopped at Snoqualmie Falls along the way. Fun fact: for any Twin Peaks fans out there, this is the waterfall that featured prominently in the show and opening credits.