Sunday, January 17, 2010

Finding the time, or not

I'm trying, I'm really, really trying to find the time to post on here. But some days I just don't feel like uploading pic's etc. I can't seem to find that happy medium yet with trying to get everything done that needs to be done. And when I get those "few" extra minutes or even hours, I don't feel like doing anything. That is sad! I was geared up for this weekend to get a lot done. And in all reality, I did get a lot done. But it doesn't feel that way, because I have nothing to show for it. It's all "stuff" that needed to be done. Whether it pertained to the house cleaning (which I did a lot of and it's still not all done, but I'm saying it is), or running errands, etc. I don't feel like I've sat down hardly at all this weekend, and here it is mid afternoon on Sunday. Everything just seems to take "time"! And it's sad when I think "ooh, I'll just stay home from church on Sunday to catch up on things". I've done it and don't like it. Sunday should be a day of rest. Need to work on that! Sure there are times when I do have things planned that I can't attend, but I don't like missing it because of laziness. So glad I went today. We are starting a new topic in Sunday School. I'm looking forward to next week.

This past Thursday Linda had her hook-in at the shop. There were quite a few people coming and going throughout the day. What a fun time. And laugh??? That is an understatement. Whew, my mascara was gone by the end of the night. Too, too funny! I'm still giggling when I think about it.
I only took one picture that day and it was a rug of Doris'. I asked her if she would mind me taking a picture of it and she didn't, but she told me she hadn't yet put it on her blog. I respect that and will not post it here. You'll have to keep an eye on her blog for that one. After that picture, I put the camera away and forgot to bring it out again.

Even with all the laughter, and the people coming and going, I did manage to hook. And I finished it before I left that night. I won't tell you what time that was LOL. I haven't finished it off yet, but the hooking is done. It is intended to be a candle cuff to wrap around a larger jar candle. Still undecided if it will be used that way, or just to lay around as a mat. I think I'm leaning more to that. It's just a little piece. First time I've done a #5 in a very long time. Felt like spaghetti to me. Will be a cute little Valentine's Day addition to lay around. Along with all the "stuff" that I did for the famliy and home this week/weekend, I did manage to spend a little time picking out some wools to finish off a simple penny rug. They are all cut and ready to be stitched. Maybe tonight? Who knows. I also have a few gifts that need to be taken care of, but won't be able to show them.

This week I am hoping to work a little each night on some things. One of the things I did get done these past few days is clean my wool room. It surely needed it. I have a floor and table again lol. When that room is clean, I can think and create. When it's not, well I may as well just close the door and not even think about creating. There are times when I would walk in there and walk right back out. I would take a look at something I'd like to do, but then see the mess and say forget it. I'm sure you all know the feeling. Since the beginning of the year, I do have to say that I've managed to stay somewhat organized on keeping things together, knowing I would get to them shortly. And I've finished what I've set aside. That feels good.

Time to get off of here now and head upstairs and pick out some floss while it's still daylight. Would hate to pick a floss, stitch it, only to find out tomorrow it's the wrong color.

Here's to a creative week for all of us!


Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I LOVE your rug!! The colors are really nice! It is hard keeping up with everything.

TamboinMO said...

It sounds like you've done a LOT! Of course with me, I can blog about any old thing....I cleaned out my linen closet yesterday....exciting? ....well, it was to me :)
Your new rug is adorable!

Lori said...

Darling little rug!! A five cut! Wow, I've never done that small a cut but I bet it would be fun on a very small project.

The Evening Stitcher said...

Don't feel bad,'s always a toss up. The computer can really steal your time and part of your life. I have really cut down on spending time online, and that includes blogging. I get much more done...things I really, really love to do.

Your rug is so sweet! It's nice that you have a hooking night with a fun group. Enjoy your deserve it!


weaverpat said...

Hi Kathy,
Your little mat turned out great!
When you don't have enough time to do the important stuff(like hooking) something else has to be eliminated. Personally, I'd say the cleaning gotta go! LOL!!!
Hope I get to the hook-in this Thurs.
Have a good week at work!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
What a sweet little mat.
It sounds like you've accomplished alot, but sometimes life can just get overwhelming. Take a deep breath and don't forget to breathe! (I need to heed my own advice!).
Pug hugs :)

Joanne said...

I'll say it again - give yourself a break - you'll get to whatever whenever - Don't ever feel bad if you don't feel like blogging - if you feel bad about it and treat it like a chore - then the fun goes out of it! I agree with Pat - I would let the cleaning go first! LOL

TeresaM said...

Love the rug Kathy!!!! Love your Etsy shop items too!!! Nice to see you on APP!

Doris said...

I agree Kathy - Grant St.was fun last Thurs. Glad you finished your little rug. Thanks for not posting my rug - I will as soon as it is finished. Got to work on it yesterday and it is coming along. Have a creative week!

corinna said...

hi kathy
your heart held bluebirds of happiness are wonderful
they would be cute whereevr they land.....
did you make the design?
i am thinking it would be a cute puchneedle design too
oh no another idea!!!!!yikes
i am looking forward to using the other piece of linen you gave me
i still have more than half left.
it was so nice to stitch on and perfect for that pattern...which i am having framed....wheeeeeee

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Hi Corinna,
No, I did not make that pattern. It is called "One for you..One for Me" wooly candle cuff by Sally Van Nuys Brown. It was given to me as a gift in a swap a few years back.
I'm going to take it with me today to the hook-in to whip it.
I agree, it would make a cute punch needle pattern!!