Saturday, September 24, 2016
The magical balance
I am dragging out storage bins, and seeing what's there, adding in newer supplies.
I am deciding just how I can find that magical balance between storing supplies and using supplies.
I have discovered a lot of treasure that has been put away for years like a Time Capsule.
I find I need clear space to create, but when things are put away I forget about them.
That's a problem.
These are small bits I sew and put away to be used later. Then forget about. Including the red blocks you see in the top picture.
The RSC issues a challenge to make blocks in designated colors each month from scraps. This month is rose red and gold. Ewwww. That combo...ewww.
I am still not sewing much, as grief has sapped my creative side, hopefully temporarily. I feel I may be coming out of it a bit lately but have not continued to do the rainbow scrap challenge this year.
There's always tomorrow.
Apparently one year, I sewed some of those tiny scraps together, and liked them enough to put to the side til I decided on a setting for them.
If I don't write this stuff down, how will I ever remember??
Do you do that? Think you'll remember and then can't?
Anyway, because the challenge is red, and these are red, and there are tiny splashes of gold in the square blocks I'll share them.
The real meaning of this post is to ask:
1. Do you make blocks with no purpose in mind?
2. Where do you keep components that are simmering?
3. Is it true "out of sight is out of mind" ? If so, then how do you balance storage with using them?
My word of the year is a phrase, "use it" meaning use what I have be it supplies or talent. Recognize the possibilities and use what's in front of me.
What do you think???