For those that know me, this confession of being a planner is nothing new. I like to be organized (sometimes almost to a fault) and ready for whatever is to come. Now truthfully, I am not in charge. God is, but I’d like to think that I am running right behind Him with my pen and notebook in hand not missing a directive or detail.
Sewing for others during the spring is always a lighter list for me than during the mad rush of orders in the fall and winter. It’s the season that I like to kind of take a break, breathe, reflect on the past winter and see what new ideas can come to me. It’s as if my creative side starts waking up just like the spring flowers start appearing outside and the yard start turning green. And I plan.
Plans are in place to finish the last bedroom window covering here at the Inn. One room at a time, the Inn has taken the shape of a lived in home! Thank you Jessica and Marty!
In the next couple weeks, we are invited to two family members’ milestones of a confirmation and a graduation. Satt Cat Bags will be personalizing gifts for these special ladies. They can’t be that old already, but my plans and the supplies are coming together nicely.
A dear friend was moved by the Team Verna post that I did showing how a sweet lady’s blouses were transformed to Memory Pillows and Memory Bears. Plans are in motion to work on a Team Julie to honor a very dear woman who recently passed away.
I have just ordered fabric for the 2022 Satt Cat Bags thank-you gift. That gift plan started coming together in my head as I realized that we were finally coming out of the Covid isolation of the past two years. And with working on the plans for these gifts, I am also planning a donation to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) with a percentage of sales from the fiscal year. Covid has taken a mental toll on just about everyone, so I am moved to do what I can to help an organization provide that positive light to those struggling in the darkness.
There is also information being gathered by a client for me to make a wedding pillow for her great niece’s wedding. Clearly, I want to make it personal for a very special time in a couple’s lives, so while the family is scoping out those details for me, I am also planning.
But the biggest plan that I have on my upcoming list will be The Move of one of our kidlet families to another state. It’s one thing to move as we did almost two years ago basically across a metropolitan area, but their move will include 2 adults, 3 wee boys, one senior cat, one young dog, two turtles and the proverbial partridge in a pear tree! This is the family that uses about 16 (Satt Cat Bags) bags just to come for a visit or go on a vacation. Stay tuned as these plans get coordinated because nana and papa will be a base house for wee boys during this process. I have my pen and notebook close at hand cause lists are already being created…..with God driving that truck!