32.3 Is there something I can do for you?September 22, 2013
I have been very stressed as of late. Due to overworking, not sleeping, and general exhaustion.
One of my fears is that this stress and my lack of handling it well is that if I let it get to me, that I will slip into some form of depression.
I think it’s a fear because I am starting to see small warning signs creep up: Incredible anger & irritation, incredible weepiness, I apologize ALL THE TIME. (sorry – okay this one is a joke, but it’s about as bad as that).
And I know that one thing to help out depression is to do something good for someone else.
So rather than share with you my meager sewing tasks this week so much, I should ask you all:
Is there something I can do for you?
I have no time lately, so this is particularly ludicrous for me to ask, as if any of you give me a task that will take a while, man it will take A WHILE…. or it could anyway.
But, I figure it’s worth a shot, it may not take a while, and it may give me the focus onto something good for me to do, a task or two that will help me lift me out of myself.
What do you think?
Oh and since I need to try to put one picture in each post, here is the slow progress of hand sewing the trimming down on my periodic spiral.
The top two applique borders are sewn down, the one on the bottom right is just glue basted at this time.
And the embroidery floss is a variegated pearl #5 style, that currently doesn’t accurately show which will go with what names.
I also have another healing quilt planned called “98 good bricks” that is only figured out conceptual-wise. I could do a lot with the 98 good brick idea, but it’s based off of a story from an audiobook called “Opening the Door of Your Heart“.
Not a banned book that I know about, but maybe it is banned somewhere, since the author is a Buddhist monk. So far that’s as far as I have got. I want to make a quilt based on that idea.
Anyway, give me a task, big or small, something you would like me to try: maybe clean up my blog, maybe look up how pins are made, maybe display all my finished quilts, something helpful to draw me away from the frustration that I feel pretty much daily.