So, my Princess Sophie likes sleeping on the ironing board.
So, it's almost summer and she is malting all over it.
So, I have a good long chat with her and explain the problem. I make a comfortable place for her on the couch (with her own blanket!) and forbid her to take rest in my sewing room again.
So, I buy a NEW ironing board cover, because I see she is enjoying her own blanket on the couch.
I put the new cover on my ironing board. I am pleased.
Then I go make a coffee.
I come back.
Does she care???
Not one bit.
So, the NEW lint remover is now my best friend, and 'Princess' Sophie lives up to her name.
The past few months I've been reflecting on my life a fair bit. That's how I knew I needed to close my magazine. Bit by bit I'm working through the reasons why I get overwhelmed and feel like my feet are about to give way under me.
What stands out more than anything (in my working life) is my personal design style.
You see, I design stitcheries - it's the most natural thing in the world for me to do. But the problem with my penchant for stitchery design, balanced with needing an income, has been how I can display them.
A quilt? A cushion? A bag? Framed?? I could go on.
It's having to make my stitcheries *into* something that usually gets me frazzled.
Having finally figured this out, I feel as though I have crossed a mental border into a whole 'nother brain space...and it's adventurous. \o/
The last 24 hours I have been working on an idea that makes me tingle! It's coming quite naturally, you see, because it's *just* a stitchery.
It's intricate, VERY stitchy, and I cannot wait to start.
After it was sketched, refined, and traced onto some natural homespun, I chose the thread colours...
...before spending an enjoyable 15 minutes winding them onto new plastic cards. I even pulled out a brand new pack of needles of a brand I have never before used - but it's all part of the adventure, isn't it?!
It's going to be fun, because it's all coming naturally. At last.
"Hello, I'm Jenny of Elefantz, and I design stitcheries...."
That sounds so right.