Thursday, September 23, 2010
i'm participating in a mug rug swap on flickr. don't know what a mug rug is? in my mind, it was a drink coaster made out of plastic canvas woven with yarn and yarn fringe along the edges. something my grandma made 30 years ago. but i didn't know that the mug rug had been updated. it's a cute, little, quilted mat for your drink and a snack. so much better than plastic canvas and yarn. : )
above, will be the front of my mug rug. i'm calling him mondo in honor of mondo on project runway. have you been watching? marguerite and i are enjoying this season (although she's getting an education in what potty mouth words she is not allowed to say).
below, is the back of the mug rug. hopefully my partner will like at least one side of the mug rug. 'cause i don't have time to make another. actually sewing time is rare around here. i plan on including some fun goodies. i wish i could deliver this swap package in person. i'll give you a hint. it's travelling out of the country. off this continent no less. lucky package.
now for the "decisions" part of the post.
as usual, i'm having conflict in my life. inner conflict. homeschooling/mommy me is warring with crafty/quilty me. i have such a desire to create and sew right now. i'm bursting with ideas. but i can't. not to the extent i want to. there is a tiny, little, itty-bitty part of me that would love to send my kids to school just so i could sew and keep a tidy house. but the larger, more rational side of me realizes that my kids need me right now and that i really want to be here for them while they are growing up. i want to raise my children in the way we see fit. not the government. so once again, it's all about priorities and balance.
the other decision is about this blog. it's been horribly neglected. i wouldn't be surprised if i don't have any followers left. i want to continue. so i'm saying it right here: i'm challenging myself to post everyday until the end of october. you heard me. hold me to it.
so, see you tomorrow friends.
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