What do these five projects have in common?
If you answered “Not one of them is complete”, you would be correct! I have done a lot of starting over the course of the weekend, but that’s pretty much where production stalled out. It’s a mathematical truth (and mystery!) that 5 half-finished projects do not add up to even 1 complete product.
We’ll call this Creative Challenge #1.
Here are a few others, in no particular order:
- When an 18-month-old helps you with the laundry, calling it “help” is misleading at best. This shouldn’t come as a surprise with anyone that’s ever met a toddler. The amount of time it adds to the task, though, surprises me every week. (It’s good for a few laughs, at least.)
- I think Weeks Ringle of FunQuilts once made the suggestion that you think out your entire quilt before you begin. Since I cooked up my flannel quilt project (or “Operation Make Room for More”) specifically to use what I have, I decided to sort of figure out the backs and bindings as I went along. I won’t say that was a mistake, but I will say that there are two completed tops without backs or bindings…yet. I just don’t have the mental energy to figure it all out today. Or last week. Whatever.
- I *did*, however, manage to back and quilt one of the three [see photo]. Unfortunately, the bindings are still draped neatly across it.
- There’s another stack of flannel – clean and pressed – waiting to be cut for baby blankets. I can’t quite decide on a design, though, so…. Yeah. They sit on the back of the kitchen chair, mocking me.
- It’s rainy and cold and I just feel like drinking coffee and reading. Both good ways to spend a couple of hours, but I can’t relax with so much unfinished business.
So there you have it. OK, I’m off to finish just one little thing so that I can try to wrap up the book I’ve been reading for the last couple of weeks. Say – maybe finishing the book will be my one little thing! Two birds with one stone – sweet deal….