Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Goal for Mondays

In case you haven't heard (impossible to imagine, as most of the nation suffered along with us), we were bombarded by a blizzard last night/early today. We were, literally, snowed in! I had my first snow day in many, many years. Something, quite honestly, I could get used to!! I spent the day in comfy clothes, snuggling with my baby girl in front of the fire, spending quality time with my husband (and brother-in-law, who was crazy enough to drive over after some roads were plowed). We even ventured out for a leisurely walk through our beautiful, wintry subdivision when the sun made an appearance later in the afternoon!

I also spent a little time in my "craft/sewing" room this morning. I didn't have anything in particular I needed to work on, but I knew I had a couple of projects that are in different states of completion. So, after surveying the disastrous condition of the room (fabric EVERYWHERE, pattern pieces scattered about, listed etsy items stacked on top of each other, and, of course, Chloe's toys piled in a corner-she needs to be entertained while I sew!) I became quite concerned. As I started to inventory my projects, I realized I have many, MANY projects going on right now. Some are near completion (so close, I wonder why they aren't done and listed in the store???) while others are only half way there. A few are partially done, but need one bitty piece of elastic or velco or some other always-forgotten-about item from JoAnn's. There are a few projects that are not even started. All necessary pieces are there, but they haven't been given a thought for weeks. Looking around this room, I make the stark realization that I am not a finisher. I abandon projects when something <fill in the blank-easier, better, more interesting, etc> appears. This really bothers me! I love it when I complete a project; the pride that comes from seeing all your hard work put together into one tidy little package is a great feeling! I think I have been so caught up in trying to create "etsy" items, I have forgotten about the other things that I want to do just for fun. Or for Chloe. Or, crazy idea, for ME!

So, starting next week, my goal is to complete one project each Monday. Why Monday, you ask? Well, my husband has joined a Monday night league with his friends (which sounds like fun, but someone has to stay home with Chloe!) so I will take that time to work on my projects. I'll finish that blanket. I'll start the pair of ruffle bloomers. I may even get around to sewing the skirt for myself! And I will try to post my success (and failures, as well) right here on my blog. I look forward to sharing with you. Wish me luck!