This past weekend was filled with sewing. I used to sew all the time, but since having Lewis my sewing machine has been collecting dust. I hadn’t even taken it out of its travel-bag since moving into the new house and if I did any sewing at all, it was at Kyle’s mom’s house once in a blue moon.
I had nothing planned this weekend, and since I don’t have any friends anymore (a pity party for another day), I decided I’d sew. Most of the weekend was at my mother-in-law’s while Kyle hung out at home with the kid. But I even got out the sewing machine at home on Sunday morning while Lewis napped!
It was so relaxing and fun. If I’m not going to be able to have a social life (due to the no-friends problem..sigh), I need to find other ways to enjoy myself. And sewing has always brought me joy, so I’m inviting it back into my life.
The timing is good, since Lewis sleeps well most nights, leaving me well-rested and motivated to actually do something with myself. Plus I don’t have to be there for breastfeeding/naps anymore! So I can be away all day if I want to.
I don’t think I’ll probably spend all weekend away sewing most weeks, but it was pretty fun this past weekend. And it really did my soul good to do something creative. How could you not feel positive when you’re being productive and you’re surrounded by that many colors?!