Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Current projects and coming clean

I decided I'd better get serious about some of these unfinished projects I've got laying around and the best way to tackle a job like this is to come clean to your friends. Somebody needs to hold me accountable for my out-of-control crafting.

On the sidebar you'll see my current projects list has expanded dramatically. What kind of crafter am I to keep so many things going at once? A spastic one, that's what kind.

Truth be told, I get bored easily. Way too easily and I have to keep myself distracted by different types of handwork or else I'm tempted to rip into one of the rooms in the house that needs to be remodeled and make an unholy mess way before it's time. See, I'm really doing a good thing by crafting.

My current project list is:
*Hand-quilting the Courthouse Square quilt. Getting it in the frame would be a good place to start.
*Felted sheep pull-toy (a bit more felting, a face, and a base with wheels).
*Knitted sweater. I either need to finish it or frog it. This has been going on for about a year now.
*Knitted dishcloth. It's been on the needles since this summer. It might take 30 minutes to finish it up assumming I can find my place in the pattern again.
*Tatted edging. I'm just doing this for chuckles so I'm not stressed about it.
*Halloween decoration. I should have never opened it and started cutting it apart.
*Embroidery. It's really done. I just need to figure out what to do with it now.

I feel sure there's some cross-stitch laying around somewhere that needs finished too, but since I can't see it, I can't list it. I've probably missed a few hundred things and as I come across them I'll get them added to the list.

The good news in all of this is that I don't have a million aprons that need to be finished and all of my sewing is caught up at the moment. I've also managed to keep up pretty well with my picture project.

Okay, there it is. All of my deep dark crafting secrets are out for the world to see.

5 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Your way to hard on yourself for one! Second, I'm the same way if it makes you feel any better? Thirdly, save some of the holiday crafts for time closer to that holiday so you don't feel so stressed plus you'll be more into the mood close it gets? I too have a pile of projects plus more in my head but I think I function better this way? LOL

Beemoosie said...

Oh, I am laughing here! I started to put my unfinished projects in the side bar, with pictures. I got one up and couldn't even get the project of holding myself accountable finished!!! That is bad!!
Blessings!

tj said...

...Hello Jo! Oh you're just like the rest of us! Someone is pulling your leg if they tell you they don't have a least three craft projects laying around at any one given moment! lol... ;o) Shoot, I have a box full upstairs! It seems I have the attention span of a flea some days! lol...

...Find comfort in knowing that you are so not alone in this - and that you are just n-o-r-m-a-l! lol... ;o)

...Blessings...

Beemoosie said...

Hey Jo, I tagged you! Would you like to play along? Come visit my blog!

Annie said...

OH! Are you SUPPOSED to finish UFO's??? I have so many... probably the oldest is a cross stitch I started when my 26/yo son was 5. I'll never finish it but I still hang on to it!