New sewing gadgets are like Tupperware..Have to have but don't use them!

Just a few months ago I purchased a walking foot, invisible zipper foot and an edge stitch foot. I have an old Bernina 930 sewing machine and I was still  able to purchase these accessories. However I have only recently used the invisible zipper foot. I have every intention of using the other two sewing feet....Just don't know when!!

Current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds" 

Current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds" 

Time is either my friend or my enemy. When I have a section of time where there is no deadline, I don't get much done. I really want to, but I don't. I become a human being not a human doing! The constant tension that reigns in my head...."What have I done today?" ...is how I grade my day.

Spending precious time with family and friends and fulfilling my business goals are something I have to choose between regularly. I admit to screening time choices with "If I died tomorrow would I be happy with this choice?" Extreme but necessary. There are good choices and great choices. I really want the great. I want to "spend" my life wisely. I have spent time treading water and felt I was going nowhere. That is a part of life. My mother spent her last few years in a nursing home. There is a lot of sitting around happening at that stage of life..A lot. If I want a life worth living I need to be considering how I spend my time, carefully.

Rebecca Pidgeon is studying drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her artwork is part of the current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds'. 

Rebecca Pidgeon is studying drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her artwork is part of the current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds'. 

My LIFE KPI's (self imposed key performance indicators):

• Really listening is so important

• Be helpful but not indispensable

• Be a cheer squad

• Remember that there is a solution for every problem

• The Question isn't "Who is right? ....it's "What is right!"

Current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds" 

Current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds" 

• Don't judge...Just don't

• Have fun, laugh, at something...Anything 

• Attack large projects with small steps

• Sleep and relaxation is important too

• Keep on Sewing because you aren't you, if you don't

I am looking forward to using my new machine feet. Juggling between Fabric, Patterns and trying new sewing toys is tricky for me because I really would like to use every Fabric, Pattern and toy I have. Whether I conquer the "to do list" or not, is inconsequential. As long as some creative activity is happening I am one happy Sewist. Writing a blog piece, Mentoring, Sewing up a pattern on my long list, posting an Instagram photo, touching Fabric, Speaking at an event, Talking to another Sewist...It all counts.

Have you ever had a think about your own life KPI's? What really matters to you? What are you consciously doing each day to reach your life goals?

Current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds"

Current Eltham Library Community Gallery exhibition 'Creative Minds"

When a busy day is done and the list is still long I look back for the small victories, smile and rejoice. Hoping you have  had great moments too. And as Scarlett O'Hara said in Gone with the Wind:

"After all, tomorrow is another day!"

 

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