What a lovely day. I had the opportunity to sit on the deck and watch the waterfowl as I knitted for awhile today.
I have heard from a few of you that I get a lot done in a day. You might think that, but what really happens is that I often do things over an extended time. For instance, I could tell you that I canned 8 pints of salsa and 15 pints of split pea soup, which is all true. What isn’t in that sentence is that I started simmering the tomatoes, celery and peppers (which were from the freezer) on Sunday. By Wednesday they were simmered to a good thickness, so I pressure canned them, took them off the heat and let them set overnight. Yesterday, we made a large pot of split pea soup, jarred it and last night, pressure canned 10 jars of it. Again, I let it cool while I went to bed. This morning, when I got up, I took the last 5 jars out of the refrigerator and canned them while I made breakfast and started walking. They have to be under pressure for 45 minutes, so sometimes, I get my DH to watch pressure while I do something else.
The little dress that I posted last night was cut out at Christmas time and just finished late the night before I posted it. These socks that I am making were cast on a week ago. Each night before going to bed, I have knitted 2 rows minimum. I have started crocheting a baby blanket which is a learning process for me. I have started some Christmas gifts which are getting done a bit at a time. They are cut out and yesterday were embroidered. They will eventually get sewn. So when I post something, remember, it could have been awhile in the making. This is how it appears that I get so much done. So please don’t be discouraged by what you are achieving. We are looking through different glasses. If you make a list of what you have done, you’ll be surprised at how much it is.
Having said that, there are times that I really push myself to get something finished by a certain time. It’s just not usually the case.
And now back to this over packed, squished down, box of fabric that I must make into blocks and strips that will eventually warm someone.
I really appreciate the sentiment Sharon! I struggle with that feeling of…inadequacy frequently, and it’s nice to be given some new ways to look at it and see all I HAVE done — just not in one day. Still not a ton, but gee, I like trying on your glasses. ;).
Thanks again, I truly enjoy reading your blog!
Thanks so very much for your post. I struggle with those feelings all the time because it takes time to see results. Then 2-3 will get finished in one week and I feel like I’m okay again.