Here I am, finally breaking in the new home of Telltale Thread. I’m feeling a little sheepish that it has taken me until March to write up my first post (one that hasn’t been imported from my old blog) but I’ll shake that off and dive right in!
Things have been more than a little quiet on the crafting front. My poor craft room has been frightfully neglected the past few months. It’s been a combo of life, work and more life that has kept me away from the cutting mat and sewing machine but I think things will begin to slowly change now.
Sadly, last month saw me with very little time to get any crafting done thanks to training at my day job that ate up my flex days. I’ve been working on the planning stages of some new projects and this months I should be ready to get some things finished. I’m planning on big changes this year so the more I can work on being organized and laying groundwork now, the better.
Between buying a house, the holidays and daycare, budget concerns have been high on my list of ‘must deal with’. It’s all just a matter of balance and tweaking and figuring things out but it is spurring me to think more about my business and getting it off the ground, not just from a financial point of view but from a personal ‘doing what I love’ perspective as well. I’m happiest when I’m playing with fabric and designing and sewing. One day this will be my day job. It’s no secret that I get no joy from office work – my five year plan gets me through those long days chained to my desk.
I also find myself in a mind to make some adjustments to my personal relationships as well. There were a lot of wonderful things to come out of 2013, and I do try to keep those at the forefront of my memories. However, if last year taught me anything, it was a sometimes not so pleasant lesson in who I can count on – my true friends and dependable family. I’m not about to tell anyone to take a hike but I will definitely be careful about where I expend my energies. I feel like I need to be a little more ‘selfish’ this year, for lack of a better word, and it’s always so hard to admit that, isn’t it?
I hope you’ll stick around and see what’s in store for Telltale Thread. I’d love to have you along for the ride.