liluga - love isn't love until given away

"Loving God means doing what he tells us to do, and really, that isn't hard at all." 1 John 5:3 NLT

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Staying Focused

My Kitchen Window

I am having a hard time staying focused lately.  Actually, I have always had a hard time staying focused.  Too much going on and not enough time to do it all, nor the energy to do it all.  I have been busy lately with the usual; my part-time job at my church, working on my sewing orders, keeping house (hardly!), cooking (I could spend all day in the kitchen), taking care of the kids and doing homework for a writing course that I just finished. 

Now that I am done with my writing course, I have to decide where I am going to focus my career goals.  Sewing?  Writing?  Find another job outside the home? What is my heart telling me?

Truthfully, I want to write more and start submitting articles to different publications. I want to continue taking writing classes also.   I want put my sewing business out to pasture and focus on writing.  The problem is, sewing is bringing immediate income into the home and it could be a long time before I publish anything for income.  (Please note, I would still make liluga’s and other fun sewing projects, just not sewing as a business.)

My challenge to myself is to commit to writing one article a week and to submit it to a publication.  If I stay faithful to this, I believe I will be rewarded.  However, I will still have to sew to bring in the extra income.  How will I do this?  Lots of coffee and less sleep. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Meet Lark

As I was making this liluga, I couldn't help but think of him as a little man (even though he has flowers on his legs).  I think it is the deep red color that makes him manly.  I decided to name him Lark.  The name comes from the bird, Skylark and it's meaning is "spiritual freedom".
I usually cut my liluga's out with the stretch of the sweater going horizontally, but I cut lark out of the cuff of an old sweater with the stretch going vertically.  As I stuffed him, he grew taller and taller.  I suppose that's better than getting fatter and fatter!
I have been taking a writing class through The Christian Writers Guild.  It has kept me busy this summer.  I have one more assignment to go, and hopefully I'll have more time for making liluga's and blogging after that.  What I'd like to know, is anybody out there?  If you are reading this, let me know!  I would love to hear from you.  The best way to reach me is at
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law.  Galations 5:1  (NLT)