|BLOOM where you are planted!|
To keep my mind off the depressing news, I try and find projects. I love to cook but am limited these days with ingredients so once again I have to be creative. (and cheap) I love to decorate, but these days I shop second hand stores and look to embellish old broken down pieces of treasure. For years now, when a favorite shirt, blouse, dress, or skirt gets old if it is of material that I just love (and can't part with) I save it. For a future pillow, some table napkins, place mats, gift bags - whatever I yield after it is cut up. I've not made a quilt yet.
Tomorrow I have a rare Wednesday off so I am thinking about getting out my sewing machine and scrap material and sewing up some simple curtains for my dining room and kitchen.Right now I have those vertical blinds (this used to be my parents home) and they loved them. They serve a purpose, especially in the hot summer when it gets to 105+ - just doesn't look all that fashionable. Very sterile looking. So what I plan to do is make some drapery that slides over the blinds and to the side, when the blinds are open. I can live with that!
Of course we had planned to replace that sliding door with french doors - but as with everything else, that is ON HOLD. And I can't see me just sitting here, feeling trapped by our situation. I have always believed that one should BLOOM where they are planted. And for this season in my life I am planted in living life economically challenged. I plan to embrace it, if it kills me. :-)