It happens every year.
Somewhere around October, I finalize the list of Christmas projects and get to work. Inevitably, despite all of my careful planning, I end up running behind. Enter the last minute flurry of activity to get everything wrapped up. [That’s where it all seems to go so very wrong, by the way: The Wrap Up. Because I don’t have any trouble starting the projects; it’s those pesky final details that just keep getting pushed back.] By January, I have a revised list of projects a mile long and not one drop of crafty motivation left.
Slowly but surely, though, I kick off the New Year De-Clutter initiative. Everything must go! One problem: I’m a total packrat, and I really have a problem when it comes to hoarding fabric. Big. Problem. This year, I’m determined to turn over a new leaf. Out with the old and in with the new! “The old” refers specifically to the yards of printed flannel that I bought at the post-Thanksgiving JoAnn’s sale in 2005. It felt so good to cut into it, even though I felt a momentary pang when the first piece was completely gone. Hey, what am I clinging to? Keep cutting!
I thought that this brown print was so cute and funky, but – oddly enough – I couldn’t quite make it work for any of the 2006 baby shower gifts. It’s not exactly…traditional. Guess I’ll have to keep this quilt for myself. Since it’s being turned into a useful item, it totally doesn’t count as hoarding, right?
Next week I plan to finish the baby shower gifts that I started last week. They’re *this close* to being done….