I successfully completed the items on last week's list AND reorganized my fabric closet.
Halloween Quilt - DONE
Mug Rugs - DONE
Life's road has had some annoying bumps and they seem to have caught up with me... issues with health insurance and medical records, an 80% increase in homeowner's insurance, problems with the 4-wheel drive on our truck (and the shop having it for 5 days, yet they still had not even looked at) and trying to communicate with a representative about our phone/internet speed and our and issues with it dropping... My mom needs assistance with a phone call to get a refund on an item that had been returned and her email wasn't working on her tablet... again. Ugh!
This mug rug helped me to remember that all of these things are temporary, and I reflected on the message of "do not worry" as I cleaned and sorted my fabric closet. You see, when I get frustrated and upset, I clean.
I can't explain my reasoning behind it, but I do know it makes me feel better. Perhaps it is because when I clean, I burn off some energy and it is something I have control of and can see the progress and control the outcome. Nonetheless, it makes me feel better!
You will see in the video compiled of snapshots of the progress, I had a HUGE mess on the shelves... colors were intermingled, and fabric was falling off of the shelves as well as through the wires.
When everything had been sorted and placed back in place, I felt like I had a small piece of life back in order and am ready to continue tackling the tasks above as well as any creative endeavors that I might find this week.
You see... I don't have any pressing matters or projects in the midst.
My daughter gave me a gluten-free sourdough starter and I decided that with the cooler temps of autumn coming now was a good time to activate it. Getting it started is a little like having one of those "Giga-pet" gadgets from the 1990s. LOL! You have to feed it, stir it and let it sit for 4 hours. You then repeat that step several times, and eventually leave it alone for 12-24 hours.
I won't let it get me down... I will continue to chip away at my tasks of life as I seek solace in the studio in between cleaning and baking (using discarded starter) I think some quick breads, muffins or pancakes may be needed... as well as some cookies!
Do you have any sourdough tips?
Leave a comment... I think I could use all of the tips you have!
To Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation