Last fall, I put forth a rather lofty goal for these past winter months. But it was something I really, really wanted to do.
Starting in November, and perhaps deviating around the holidays, I set out to "work" one day and then take off one day, alternating days of the week. I'd do my darndest to get everything that absolutely needed to be done to stay on top of things accomplished on the "work" days. Then the next day would be mine to spend in my quilt room pursuing whatever my little heart desired. (Let those creative juices flow!)
I managed to keep to this schedule for nearly a week the first part of November.
Then . . . life presented itself (as we all know it regularly does) which made it impossible (or so it seemed to my bummed out, cranky self) for me to have my day "off" after a scheduled "work" day.
Then . . . something happened again the next day which was okay because, after all, it was a "work" day so I just figured I had lost one of my "off" days.
Then . . . yep, you guessed it, circumstances occurred on the next day which kept me out of my quilt room again.
And so it has gone for the whole blinkety-blank winter.
Here's a glimpse in my quilt room today.
Yes, I have something (unfinished) under the needle in my sewing machine. Yes, there are at least three other projects spread out on the table I've been trying to work on.
By hook or by crook (actually mornings when I woke around 3:30 or 4 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep), I manged to get three coordinating runners to this point. They still want to be quilted and have the binding put on. (Which, I hope, will make them look significantly better.)
See that "clothesline" over my cutting table? All those notes are reminders of what I was going to create on my "off" days this winter.
The little basket by the window blinds contains a pair of socks I've been working on at odd moments for-EVER. The rug on the left is nearly finished (more pre-dawn hours having gone into it) but it's been "nearly finished" for . . . what? A month now?
Oh, well. Maybe my proposed winter schedule was totally unrealistic. I know it sure was a big, fat fail. (Still sounds like it would have been great though. Sigh.)
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