The other day I woke up in a bad mood. Just grumpy, and with a headache. I just really wanted to crawl back under the covers. This happens occasionally but usually once I get up and get going, I feel better. No such luck the other day. "The Mood" just kept lingering. As the morning went on, I remembered an inspiring lady named Linda Arye I met back at Quilt Market in late October. She started a wonderful organization called Quilts for Kids and she is such a go-getter (and, it turns out, she lives not that far from me- but I had to go to Houston to meet her). I also remembered a promise that I made to myself way back in October, which I had somehow forgotten. I bet you can guess what it was. I got to work on this and felt a little better.
It was still not a stellar day, but I really did feel better. I will work on completing this in the next week or so, and I will show you photos along the way.
Sometimes when you work in a creative field, the thing you LOVE to do becomes the thing you HAVE to do- and sometimes the pressure makes it a little less fun. It is good to do projects "just because"- just because they are fun, just because they fill up your soul, just because they make someone else's day a little brighter.
I have some more "real" work to do today and then I am going to start on a spring project for a special little someone. Just because.
Oh- I have to show you this. Remember last week I showed you the Vera Bradley purse I splurged on? Last Sunday at church they were having a raffle for anyone who put down a deposit on a ticket for a Women's Conference. I had intended on putting the deposit down weeks before but kept forgetting my checkbook. I honestly didn't know that there was a raffle until I walked up to the table- I just wanted to make sure I secured my ticket before they were sold out. Of course I had forgotten my checkbook again but I did have enough cash in my wallet to cover it (a miracle! ha ha). I was the last one whose name went into the drawing. And then I left. We got out to the car and then my husband realized he'd forgotten something inside and went back in. When he came back out, he was carrying this! I actually won!
The cool thing about a Miche bag is that the outside is magnetic- so when you want to switch purses you just whip off the outside cover and slap on a different one- no need to dump the whole purse! And this bag is so beautiful- I can't wait to use it.
Vera & Miche: it's an embarrassment of riches.
Have a blessed and wonderful and safe weekend.