Monday, February 2, 2009

Why

I think I figured out why I enjoy sewing so much. (And blogging for that matter.) When I sew, I get to be creative and that is nice. But I think the best part is that I do something that stays done. Most everything else I do, like laundry or dishes or even cooking, is quickly undone. This is a little ... ok, a lot frustrating to me sometimes. I sweep a floor and it just gets dirty. I put things away and they come right out again. And that is just part of life. Frustrating as it is, I can't change it.

But when I sew, I put time and effort and thought into something and then I can go back and look at the result of my efforts over and over again if I want to. It just makes me feel good. And it's almost like magic because it somehow makes the laundry and dishes seem not so bad.

5 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

I know what you mean. It is so hard to want to start and finish a project if you know that as soon as you finish it will be undone. But I guess that doing it anyway builds.....character? Lets hope so anyway.

You are a great Mom Aimee

Gail :) said...

This is why I just don't clean LOL!

Vicki said...

I totally understand.

Amy said...

I never thought about it that way before. A light bulb just went off for me. Yes! That's why I love making things!

Autumn said...

I echo your friend Amy (above). I just had a lightbulb moment when you said that. This is why I love gerdening so much. From empty plots of dirt to waves of flowers--AND IT STAYS THERE!! :) We have white (WHITE!!) floors and counter tops in our kitchen of all places and I just >sigh< I just can't make myself keep up with every spot and crumb that shows up. And then it gets worse cus I just keep putting off the inevitable...

Anyway, I SO HEAR YOU! Thanks for making me feel like I am not alone in my thoughts or frustrations. Needed that today.

Autumn