On New Year's day our annual ice fishing trip fell thru the ice. Mother Nature handed us a nice amount of rain to add to the already slushed-up lakes. Instead, us gals spent the day sewing in our "new" sewing room.
We sat and spun our wheels while we listened to the wind blow. I guess we both did a very poor job in packing supplies to take home. I guess that is one luxury of sewing all day in a quilt shop. All of the fabric you are using is just a few steps away...and those steps didn't wind their way to our sewing room at home. To top things off we were sewing on 2 machines neither of us were familiar with. Nothing is worse than having 2 people who have to dig out the cheat sheets to get the machines threaded all the while praying that the bobbin would last thru the day.
Darci began work on her next Prairie Women's project and thanks to the help of one spunky lady, had it twist together with much more ease.
At the end of the day we again vegged out (eating popcorn this time) while we watched Eat. Pray. Love. We ventured into the theatre to watch this when it came out and have had customers come in and share their opinions on this book, and although most of the time it's not a well received book/movie, I found a few things quite interesting. So much so that if I were to make new years resolutions, I'd consider one to be inspired by this movie.
Dolce far niente "The sweetness of doing nothing"
Leading up to this point in the movie one of the Italian men tells Julia Roberts, among other things, that Americans work too hard and get burnt out. I found that statement to be quite true. I have learnt a habit of feeling guilty just sitting in a chair. I feel like I should be doing something, making progress for the shop in hand work for samples, or doing some house hold task. This year I hope to try and make peace with the phrase "Dolce far niente" and just be okay in the sweetness of doing nothing (even if it is for just 5 minutes--gotta start somewhere)