Monday, January 7, 2013

Mundane Life?

At the first of the year, many of us reevaluate our lives.  I have been thinking, seriously, about all the tasks that fill up my life and where I am, that I really don't want to be.  Yes, I often get serious and tell myself that I am not where I had wanted to be, even where I had purposed to be, even as late as last year.  My goals for last year were not all accomplished and are still goals.  Am I at a standstill?

Just what did I fill up my life with, last year?  Well, besides the family sporting events and gatherings, house sitting for friends, running my online shops, blogging, and church activities, most of my life was filled with everyday activities.  You know, making breakfast, lunch and dinner -- when I couldn't convince hubby to go out to eat!  Then there was the laundry once a week and grocery shopping, and don't forget the dishes!  I didn't finish my children's book, nor work in my personal scrapbook, as I would have liked, adding all those photos that I gleaned when I visited my mom's house.  But--stick with me here--it's not all mundane.   There was creativity in my life. Yes, not all of my creative projects were finished and are still in the "unfinished" box.   The question is, will those projects stay unfinished?  Will I let my mundane life take over my creativity?   Emphatically, NO!

Here's a quick look at my unfinished projects as a way of reminding myself--and letting you hold me accountable--what needs to be finished! (And these are just a few from my box!)

Hubby's Lighthouse quilt

My "Doily Bubbles" quilt

My children's book illustrations

Besides all my projects that need to be started and finished:

More apron styles for my wholesale line

More yo yo's to make!

And new coaster designs!

Well, all I can say is:  "I better get to it!"  
How about you, what's in your unfinished box?


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Creativity does help our lives from being mundane, doesn't it :)
Best of luck in getting all your projects finished!

kitty said...

Looks like you have a lot to keep you busy this year, Linda! Sometimes life just get in the way, but that's a good thing, too. Happy New Year to you.

pasqueflower said...

Lots of fun projects in your box! I'm especially excited to see more of your children's book.

My unfinished box runneth over. But top of the heap is the graduation quilt for granddaughter Erin. May will be here before I know it (and, I fear, before the quilt is done).

Duni said...

Linda, you sure are keeping busy - in a good way :) The doily bubbles quilt looks amazing!
Love to see your illustrations when they are finished :)