Wow. I logged into Typepad this morning to find so many wonderful, heartwarming and uplifting comments regarding my last post about those fleeting moments of wishing to be in a safe place in the past. I am so grateful to those who have dropped by many times before and to those who are new visitors, for taking the time out to leave such incredibly beautiful words. It was a wonderful, warm start to what is turning out to be an exceptionally chilly day! The last few weeks have not been without their difficulties and I really just felt all cosied up in blogland whilst drinking my morning coffee with a blanket wrapped around me (this house is my favourite place to be in the world right now but boy is it cold!). I really just wanted you all to know how much your comments helped.
Amongst the camera trauma's I have also been having problems loading pictures onto etsy when I am listing which has been incredibly frustrating. I have now worked out that it must be a security setting (or a firewall whatever that it!!) on my laptop which is preventing the images from loading but I now know that I can do it on the PC so that is a huge relief. So the Feeling Empty Inside Tote Bag from this post has now been listed in my accessories shop on etsy.
So now I can reveal this beauty which I am so proud of and having a hard time listing as I would love to keep it for myself! But finances are tight so go in the shop it must. Please excuse the less than satisfactory photographs. It is so dark here even at midday and I have had to borrow a camera which I am not used to but as my own one may be away for a while I must plough on regardless. This bag has sides and is much roomier than the average tote. It features Dreams Like Trailing Ivy which is available as a reproduction print in my my art shop and features those appliqued hand-dyed fabric scraps, free motion embriodery and beautiful wooden handles. Even the lining has a design of leaves on it. Just gorgeous.
I attended a day course at a lovely hotel yesterday which was based on Time Management - or rather achieving more in the time that you have. Now anyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that I am forever wailing about my problems with time and not being able to get enough done. Well let me tell you that this quote hit me like a brick.....
'Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Hellen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein."
H. Jackson Brown
Well I am hoping that was the swift kick up the behind that I was needing. The course taught me that I need to use my time to much greater effect. I don't even mean just in terms of work but in all areas of my life. So there we go. A new lesson learned. I will be trying my very best to put it all into practice. Perhaps this is one of my 'small changes' - I shall let you know as I am putting the things I have learned into effect. Next week you will see a new woman!!
Well as far as time management is concerned anyway......
Have a wonderful weekend!! xxx