Monday, June 28, 2010
Here is a Truth: Time does not fly when you are sewing slits. While people may say that it 'must take a lot of Patience' to weave a tapestry, and while it does take a lot of Time to weave a tapestry, I'd far rather spend my allotted minutes of said Time weaving than in sewing slits! Fortunately, a tapestry that has taken me months to weave will 'only' take me a few days, maybe a week, to get the slits sewn together. But those are days of grueling work, in comparison to the months that, in hindsight, seem to have flown by at the loom.
OK. Can you tell by my drama-queen attitude that sewing slits is not my favorite finishing task? Every job, every art medium, every act of creation, every life task surely has it's 'slit sewing.' Framing a painting... constructing a knit sweater... obedience training a strong-minded puppy... putting away clean laundry or groceries. Thank goodness for these tiresome tasks! Because of them we can celebrate and enjoy the parts of our work that do give us pleasure so much more!
I hope your day is filled with the fun stuff. I'll be cleaning the house for guests, sewing slits, digging more garden path, and working on Booker's training tasks (as he is supposed to graduate from his Intermediate class on Saturday.... keeping all fingers and paws crossed, and using Super treats.) But I will also spend a bit of time at the easel, as I need to get some painting done to fill some emptied spots in the gallery.