It’s an oft heard complaint that we don’t have enough time to sew. But what about when we don’t have the energy? This thought occurred to me after reading Scruffy Badger’s quiet bemusement that her burgeoning running career was robbing her of sewing energy.
Don’t get me wrong, there are worst dilemmas in the world! But I found myself empathising. This week, for example, I had a clear diary. No evening commitments, which surely meant hours of sewing time, right? Except … not so much. Two days this week I’ve cycled to work and back – a two hour round trip. Plus the dog walks, and cooking dinner… I found that by the time 8pm rolled around, all I really wanted to do was collapse on the sofa. I had the time to sew, sure, but none of the energy.
Knitting helps. It’s a nice, quiet, sofa-orientated activity. I’m still doing something creative, even whilst watching soap operas. (Now, don’t come all soap opera snobbish on me. Coronation Street contains some superb comedic script writing and a stellar cast. I give you Timothy West!)
So, what about you? The same? Or is it just me who needs an energy boost?