I realised just yesterday that, what with all the excitement over the ARRA award finalist thing, I forgot to finish out my goals for the year.
What, more, I hear you say? Aren’t those lists long enough, missy? Are we kidding ourselves about what we can do? (Or is that me I can hear?)
It’s possible that I’m getting ahead of myself, but these goals aren’t writing ones. They’re crafty ones. I really like certain crafty pastimes and the main reason I don’t do them more often is that when they’re put away neatly I get busy with other things and I forget about them.
If you are a terribly organised and diligent person, you may find this hard to believe, but let me tell you, for me, it’s quite possible. Indeed, it would be fair to say that I have elevated the practice into an art form. The incredibly ambitious hand-knitted two metre-long snake I started last year and haven’t progressed very far on could be put down to biting off more than I could chew. But the embroidery that I started for a friend before my daughter was born is definitely proof, should proof be needed. (For non regular readers, the same daughter has written book reviews for this very blog. I rest my case, I park my valise, I demonstrate my procrastination beyond doubt).
So I thought this year I would make a few plans and see if I can remind myself of my crafty projects more often. It’s not really that I don’t have time. I could watch less TV, or indeed, do some of them while watching TV.
So, without further ado, here’s what I would like to get onto this year. I will:
- Finish the aforementioned embroidery. If I fail, I think the poor may have to get it and they may not want it!
- Finish the ridiculous snake, or at least get half-way through the rainbow. (It’s a rainbow snake and I have a ball of wool for each colour and multi-coloured ones to go in between, because I thought it would be prettier. Shut up.)
- Knit up a couple of small rainbow snakes which were what disappointed my friend in the first place when she bought them in kit form and caused me to begin the ridiculous one.
Not necessarily in that order!
I would also like to do some scrapbooking, as that is a whole separate category of unfinished business, but I won’t put that on the list just yet. I’ll see that as a bonus!
Do you have any crafty plans you’d like to get on with this year?
Note re the photo: Because I ran out of time to take pics of the snake, the photo above is from Microsoft Clip Art (click on the pic for link). For that site and a heap of other free photo sites, check out Jonathan Gunson’s blog post on the subject.