No photos today because you know what paper looks like. I spent a good share of the afternoon taking inventory of what was completed last year and was surprised to find that the items on my list were not what I completed most of. In fact, there were many items completed that weren’t even thought of yet. They were items that came across my path that I sidetracked to do. Still lists are good because without direction, I waste too much time, This year’s inventory so far is completed and I have started the lists of what I want to accomplish in each department next year.
I will have a list for quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, dolls, garden, embroidery, learning new skills, exercise, and maybe others. Then I will divide those by months. I know that the goals will not all be met, in fact more probably will not be met, than will be met. But oh, how much more will get done than if I didn’t have lists.
Do you make lists? If you do, let’s share and if you don’t, try a small list. You might find it makes a difference in your life.
The Broken Arrow quilt is done!. It has been washed and dried and is ready for snuggles.
I joined Craftsy some time ago and purchased Joan Hawley’s class on “Zip it up” zipper techniques. This has to be the easiest zipper I have ever put in. I made this little “Runaround” bag to add to the tote for daughter’s birthday today. She loved both bags. Let me explain how being in a hurry helped – NOT!
First, because I watched the video awhile back, I didn’t bother to read the instructions or re-watch the video – that was the beginning of my hurry. So I put the zipper on-inside out, took it out, and started over. Glanced at instructions and put all the pieces together. then I sewed the strap to the inside, fixed that. Now, the outside back pocket is in the inside. And I knew better, but being in a hurry, I didn’t think. I just told her that I put a pocket inside. So much for a hurry. Please tell me you do things like this as well. I love reading your comments,which make me think we’re having a conversation.
This was the lovely view coming down the hill to our home this morning after my workout at the gym. We live just over the hill you see at the end of the road.
This is my end of the week knitting report for 11/20/15. I now have two pair of socks that are past the instep and ready to be finished when I don’t have to think. Someday soon, I’ll get a finish. A good time to do mindless knitting is when I’m a passenger in a car.
And I was a passenger this afternoon when we delivered all the little hats to the children’s hospital. Instead, I slept. That didn’t get much knitting done. Along with these hats, Bill crocheted 30 little hats. His hats took a lot more effort than mind did.
It has been a good week. Finishes included the monogrammed pumpkins which have been delivered for Thanksgiving, the owls for the boys, the pillow for one birthday, 2 pillowcases for the other, a tote for yet another birthday, and the quilting on a quilt that has waited for over a year. I’ve tried to get things done by today, since Sunday starts a week filled with a birthday lunch, appointments, and Thanksgiving. And the next week is surgery. So this may be the end of much productivity for a while.