Half the Time...

Half the time  I don't know what I'm doing, but half the time I do!   Half glass full.  Today I opened up a Tumblr site.   I've got no clue what I'm doing.  I do know this, though.  To only stay in the area that is comfortable means I won't learn and grow.  

I bought a new-to-me used sewing machine yesterday using birthday money people had given me.   Made the deal through email and then met the woman at the Augusta Barnes and Noble bookstore.   I have no idea what this machine can do, but it has a really nice stitch and I'm looking forward to learning.  Plus, now I can get my old machine cleaned and tuned up.  

 

My friend Dani Pease took the picture above.   It was a busy, magical day.  Dani is a great photographer.   Her photograph captures exactly who I am at this point in my life - a somewhat geeky middle aged woman who is fascinated by folk art.   I like what the photo expresses so much I'm even overlooking my (ahem) double chin in posting it.   Because it shows I am intensely interested in what I'm doing and there's a hint of I don't have a clue as well.   Let the learning begin!

3 comments:

  1. Half the time I don't know what I'm doing either Dixie. I have a variety of interests and they feel like they are all scattered all over my brain. Projects sitting around half done, projects sitting around not started. Ideas floating in my head. =) You're not alone.

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  2. But! Half the time I DO know what I'm doing. :-)

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  3. I like the photo because it features a weird angle of an Izannah doll. I wish that someone would take a video of an Izannah being handled and held at some point. I still don't have a good feel for what they're like in 3D. My family and I are finishing up the last day of a trip to Boston today. I meant to go to the Wenham Museum to see the Izannah while we were on this trip, but there's WAY too much cool stuff in Boston.

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