Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Homebodies unite! Oxymoron?

Today I was working on my mantra. Oh, I don't mean I was trying to find zen or anything like that, but I was trying to get my mind around doing what I love. That is what I am telling myself these days. Not that I haven't been doing that most of my life, but I find myself in pecular situations where I have the opportunity to work outside the home, but I absolutely hate it. I don't mean I hate the people I have to work with, I hate being out of my home.

I love being in and around my home. I am a true homebody. I can remember even when my husband was going to school and I had three children under the age of 6, we were living in an apartment in a complex where there were many people, but I loved being in my "home" as it were. I just have to accept the fact that there are many days I would just as soon stay home as go anywhere else.

Today I was up in my sewing room on the second floor where I can view my domain, (you remember the kind that is an actual place, not an internet cyber-nowhere place) and I just sat in the sun sewing and just enjoying my life. I have been sewing aprons like this one which is at my etsy shop. It has been a very satisfying experience. Creating, executing and hopefully sending to a new home. I was emailing a fellow fabriholic, (person addicted to fabrics) about loving fabrics. Not just certain fabrics, all kinds of fabric. And mostly if they are very colorful. And not only do I love fabrics, I feel like a mother of adopted orphans. I want to give them new homes where the people will love and take care of them.

The window was open, because of course it is January and it should be 70 degrees outside, and I sewed and sewed and sewed loving every minute of it.

So, when I begin to feel myself wanning and I feel the tug of Outside Job I repeat my mantra:"Do what you love. Do what you love." I am always encouraged and feel myself going again for another session of glorious creating.

So do what you love, do what YOU love.


katydiddy said...

Your darling daughter, Jersusalem, sent me over. What a lovely post. I'm a homebody too! It's a safe & happy cocoon for me & my family! Keep doing what you love!

Kimberly said...

amen, sista! (and cute apron!)

Rosemary said...

Very cute apron!!
That is what I have been doing lately. The things I love to do.

BellaColle said...

You have a lovely blog! I found your link from your daughter!
Soo true! I have to remind myself everyday of that to.."Do what you love"

J4 said...

I love YOU!


cathymac said...

I like your blog and have you and your daughter under "Arkansas Blogs" on my book marks! I like the apron. I would love to have an apron of my own, but have to use the one my mom made for my grilling hubby! But, that's ok..someday I'll be grown up enough to have my own apron-maybe I'll buy one of yours! BTW-I'm only 48, so I have a lot of time (hopefully) to grow up!

Stop by the hamlet when you're in the neighborhood!

See ya!

Daughter of the King said...

love the apron...


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