Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rock whatcha got.

So this is my "studio." Sewing table by day, our dining room table at night :] And after reading this you'll either think I'm super ghetto or super amazing- your pick. I do not have a fancy schmancy machine or a ridiculous studio- not that I wouldn't love it, but I just don't. I decided a long time ago that if I wanted to do great things, I would have so start with what I had. People who wait for everything to line up just perfect tend to miss a lot of greatness. So.... I sew on this machine, $199 at wal-mart and an amazing Christmas gift a few years back from the hubs. He could see I was dying for a creative outlet, and wow, I'm super grateful for it. It sat in the box for 6 months because I was terrified to pull it out. And one day it occurred to me that if I wanted to learn to use it, I would have to remove the styrofoam. That is where the journey began. I have since stumbled upon some amazing books, including Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Quilted and Patchwork Gifts, and some even more amazing blogs, crazy mom quilts and film in the fridge. I studied these forward and backward till I was brave enough to venture out and make my first quilt. I've done lots of crazy things on a creative whim, but I L-O-V-E quilts. So if you're like me, and still looking for the extra cash for a new house with a giant sewing room and a long arm quilter- no worries. Big things usually start small. Rock whatcha got :]

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rain Down....

I have decided to make it my mission to name my blogs with song lyrics... should be fun :]

And so, today is a rainy day. That means I got soaked on the way to the car, and in my car, since I am umbrella-impaired and could not get the dumb thing pulled shut so I could close the car door. All in all, I ended up wishing that I had "forgotten" the umbrella at home. Dumb. It also means that the two tiny people that share this abode with me during the day are becoming a little more than restless. A mosquito invasion coupled with more rain equals nothing more than an unhappy house of stir crazy individuals. Argh. But.... it does make for good sewing time :] I fought the urge to nap to the lullaby of the rain, and decided to sit and play with fabric instead. What did I accomplish? Hardly anything, but I started two more projects to add to the insanity. So that's always fun. I made a cute tiny birdie bag out of scraps of fleece. I am a collector of crafty things that I think I might one day use. I love it when the opportunity presents itself. I filled it with fresh backed chocolate chip cookies and Justin is delivering it to a friend that just had surgery.

And.... I worked some on the tiny houses. Yehaw! I need to set goals, like... hurry up and finish this already- but I don't want to do that if I'm just going to ignore it anyway. So far it's been a good day. I guess you can chalk this one up as productive, even though it didn't really feel like it.

P.S. I could use some serious help when it comes to all this html garbage. I have no idea what I'm doing, which is totally the reason behind the photos floating around in retarded places.

Friday, September 25, 2009

You say.... I only hear what i want to....

So this is officially my first post. I have a gagillion things to write about, but most of them immediately escaped my mind the moment I sat down to write. I'm really posting today only to kickstart myself into posting on a regular basis. I don't get to write much because I'm currently set up in Justin's workspace. I need a new home for my laptop, thus, a longer network cord since the built in wi-fi thingy is shot :] So.... here's to new things. That, my friends, is why I named this post the way I named it. I am a creature of habit. I like change, but only "controlled" change, specifically Bekah-controlled change. I find myself despising all things that are forced upon me, whether it's at the hand of people or circumstances or whatever. And I have been told on more than one occassion that I have a stubborn/ non-listening/ unwilling to change/ controlling personality. This very well may have been true. BUT..... that's all changing, and I'm stoked. Justin and I are smack dab in the middle of an uncomfortable spot. I say that with a smile on my face because it really does make me laugh. I am confident that the reason for our anxious squirming is because we are on the edge of something amazing unfolding around us. I am happy to be a part of it, and terrified, and excited, and just plain emotional about it. I often think of my life in movie quotes- one of many quirks. One of my favs, and definitely appropriate here is from Lord of the Rings. "Things have been set in motion that cannot be undone" or something like that :] There are all sorts of things being set into motion in our life- and I L-O-V-E love it. I love it because I am not in control- Jesus is. Big sigh of relief on that one, cause I tend to do nothing but make a mess of things. So, even though I've been known to only hear what I wanted to, I am being transformed. These days I hear things as they're spoken, specifically from the only One that I care to be listening to.

Three new things that are rockin' my world [as in... making me feel a little stretched out]:
1. This blog :]
2. quilting for my Etsy store (that totally needs to open asap)
3.a sense of purpose as one who leads others into worship (more to come on that one, i'm sure)

You have to understand that I'm coming out of a season full of questions- a season where I was constantly asking myself "Are we even where we're supposed to be right now?" It seems that just at the moment that I had decided that I couldn't be here anymore, like I desperately needed to get to the next spot- that's when Jesus said "Stay." and suddenly I don't need to leave anymore. Everything is falling into place and the sky is opening up and it is raining again :]