I've decided to give up many hobbies and crafts in order to prioritize, organize, and simplify my home and family better.
I have enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, painting crafts, crocheting, baking, cooking, gardening and more.
Since our homeschooling curriculum is getting more focused this year with Pookie entering kindergarten, that area of our home definitely needs more order. There I said it. In case you didn't know. I've been somewhat of a closet-homeschooler for the past three years. But YES I will be homeschooling my children.
But I digress . . .
Other than leper bandages, I'm giving up crocheting. I'm giving up painting crafts except for the kids letters on their walls. And I'm giving up stamping and scrapbooking. Gasp! Yes, and honestly it's a huge sigh of relief. Leslie gave me permission to let these things go. So thank you Leslie.
I'm going to continue sewing since I'm constantly finding a need for modest girl clothing-- more so than boy clothing (their's is usually more modest in stores). I enjoy sewing non-clothing items too -- curtains, ducky towels, bag holders, hand towel organizers, diaper stackers, and toilet paper holders, etc, etc. I refuse to learn quilting because I'm SURE I will become addicted. Maybe in about twenty years.
Our family budget definitely benefits from gardening and the kids learn so much. There's such a joy in seeing little sprouts of green poke up through the earth. I think next year I'll look into square-foot gardening.
I'm pretty sure the family would not appreciate it if I gave up cooking and baking.
Note of special interest: If you're interested in these hobbies I'm pruning from my life, stay tuned for giveaways this week. Most giveaways will be gently used.
Happy Birthday to my favorite father-in-law ever! Your good example to Danny is what has made him such a great husband and father. Thank you. Have a happy, happy day!