09 September, 2010

My Creative Space

I wish my life was this organised.
But my life isn't organised, I wish it was. I even make lists but then I end up with piles of lists.
I wish I could just do one thing at once and not start a new project until the last one was finished.
Sitting here writing this, I am staring at:
- a table waiting to be sanded, whitewashed, then decorated with crazy quotes then varnished,
- another table waiting to decorated with used stamps then glossed,
- my tax return that needs to be lodged before October,
- a crocheted bag that's only a quarter of the way completed,
- birthday presents that need to be posted,
- small granny square blanket for my bub in the belly,
- the round crochet blanket for the bub in my belly,
- a dress that is scrunched up waiting to be repaired,
- a pile of yarn that I started to wind into balls but then lost interest,
- a credit card bill that needs to be paid,
- a crazy quilt that has been slowly growing over the past 10 years,
- a stack of crocheted flowers that were supposed to be started for a gift but weren't,
- 3 novels waiting to be read,
- socks that are waiting to be darned,
- a canvas with just the background painted on it,
- a letter started to a someone with Dear Godfrey all that it has written on it so far,
- the daisy shawl that I haven't touched in ages,
- a pile of fabric yo-yo's waiting to be sewn together,
- a square of lino waiting to be carved for Xmas cards,
- Preggy Bellies dvd waiting to be watched & exercised too!

Yes, I am the queen of the started and put aside!

So, what have you been up too? Have you joined in with My Creative Space?

17 comments:

  1. Yep, lists are pointless for me too. I struggle everyday with just the thought of organization let alone actually doint it.

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  2. i know how you feel... My spare room is full of unfinished projects..
    Tanya

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  3. Oh my God, and I thought I was the one who started a lot of things and left them unfinished....
    but don't be upset. It happens to all crafters. Just leave them where they are, and pick up one at a time when you feel like it... with NO guilt feelings. It's not wasted. It's just not finished... he he

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  4. Phew! That's a long list! How simple would life be if it was that organised? A bit of chaos is needed... right?? lol
    Have a great day :)

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  5. sounds just like home-minus the pregnant belly. sometimes i cull the list by writing each project down on a slip of paper, put them in a jar, pick one and just do it

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  6. I have a pile of lists as well! Good luck with all your stuff.

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  7. You are definitely not alone. I'd hate to list all the unfinished stuff I have started because that would depress me. Set small goals, and enjoy the process.

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  8. I have a pile of lists too and numerous projects about the house unfinished, so you are definitely not alone. Maybe we should start a club LOL

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  9. not alone at all --- those biscuits even look to organised to me ;)

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  10. Have you been sitting in my studio writing this post??? I do get a lot of project completed, but like you I have millions unfinished. Today I am thrilled to have received a heat gun so I can start encaustics and a cheese making kit….More exciting projects to start!!!! Hope you get of your project finished this week and then you can feel positive as you tackle the rest.

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  11. I bow down to you oh mighty Queen. I thought my "to do's" were bad!! hehe!

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  12. I have organised chaos myself, which is to say no organisation or organisation for a split second and then it is gone. Good at making mental lists and that is about it.

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  13. You're definately not alone - my lists are endless!

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  14. Oh I'm a listmaker alright! I just wish it helped me get more organised!!!

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  15. The fact that you are comparing an organised life to a carton of cream filled biscuits indicates to me that you would go nuts if your life was organised. Really. Look at all those amazing projects you have on the go - you obviously like to keep busy and have a brain that just can't stop creating! The fact that you can list all of those projects suggests that you are far more organised than you give yourself credit for!! x

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  16. :-) Love your post **smiling**

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  17. I've given up on organised. It ain't happening in this lifetime. Besides, I have theories it would get BORING(??). Embrace Flying By the Seat Of Your Pants, I reckon!

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