Sunday, 3 January 2010

A lovely but unproductive break

This afternoon I've been putting away the Christmas decorations - boxing up the baubles, wrapping the delicates in tissue and quietly munching any of the chocolate decorations which by some strange luck have lasted this long. I've had just over a week off work as I finished on Christmas eve and am due back in the office tomorrow, I had such high hopes for this time;

- I was going to finish my 2 cross-stitch pictures

:: I actually managed to finish one and only make a start on the second

- I hoped to make a good start on another blanket

:: but actually managed only 3 squares I've only got about another 50 to go!!!!!

And I haven't even got the sewing machine out to start the quilt!

I really shouldn't be cross with myself about this progress but I have to admit I am, not because I haven't managed to achieve what I had hoped... No that wouldn't be fair.... I'm cross because once more I set an unrealistic goal. I've hardly been at home for the last 10 days as we've been visiting our nearest and dearest around the country so I've simply not had the time to sit and relax with my sewing or hooking.

I have also noticed a surprising amount of withdrawal symptoms from being away from my craftiness, I've literally been counting down to the afternoon when I knew all the tidying would be done and I could sit with a cup of tea and craft. I think we are all guilty of expecting too much from our time and uttering the classic phrase "if only there were a few more hours in the day......" oh wouldn't that be nice, but as days won't be growing longer than 24 hours anytime soon, and as once more we have failed to win the lottery so I'm back to work tomorrow I'm going to have to accept that I'm limited to evenings and weekend hobbying and progress will be slow :(

Well here's to a crafty and successful 2010, I've got some plans for this blog and my work which i'm looking forward to developing and sharing with you.

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1 comment:

  1. I really like your cross-stich design! It's a nice change from cutesy designs one normally sees. Looking forward to seeing what your plans are!


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