Thursday, February 3, 2011

What Do You Make While You're Waiting?

We've heard it a billion times: while we're waiting to "hear," we're supposed to be writing something new.

Can you do it? I can't do it, am not focused enough. I want to do other things, things that bring quicker gratification.

So I turn my efforts toward cooking and crafting. Today, I sewed a lovely curtain from Italian fabric to go over the laundry closet my husband took the door off ten years ago.

I've decided that while I wait to "hear," while I wait for Dave to finish our decade-long remodel, I'll fix up some things.

Next, I am going to reattach some new weatherstripping to the windows. I know. But it's better than waiting.

In between my house projects, I've been creating silk flower pins with my girl. We cut and burn and glue, then stick a sparkly little something in the center. We have baskets and baskets of these.

Maybe I should have a give-away. Because I haven't yet. Because they're fun. Because the flowers are really pretty, and would go well with a nice book and some Oregon Dagoba chocolate.

Because that would be something super gratifying, for me, and for you, too!

Hmmmm....

5 comments:

Catherine Denton said...

Way to be productive while you wait! I have to do something very different from writing after I first send my manuscripts off. I get back to writing eventually, but I think sometimes your brain just needs a new activity.

Bethany Mattingly said...

Those flower pins sound awesome! I'm totally impressed by the curtains, sewing machines hate me.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You are so crafty - I'm impressed! I'm trying to plan for a new project, but it's not easy. :-)

Elise said...

AWESOME. I'm in and you have my address too. Loving the cute flower pins. What girl doesn't love flowers? SO fun hanging out with you last night. You are one awesome woman.

p.s. post a pic of your new curtain : D

kim baker said...

I can totally empathize with having trouble writing while you're on submission. Good for you for finding projects to keep busy with! I started to clean my basement, but the spiders scared me off. I should be sewing. Or something...