Monday, June 18, 2012

focus on the mess

here's a photo of my sewing/craft table. my One Little Word this year is "focus", and includes many areas of my everyday life. for the summer this is one area that needs serious focus.  task include putting a zipper on one sweater, buttons on another, a couple project bags i want to make,  quilt tops to complete, and i'm sure there's more hiding under there.  my goal is to focus on one project on this table at a time so that when fall rolls around i can change with the season without feeling like i still have a lot to weed through and my focus really gets out of whack. i've got a girls weekend and a family weekend planned in october, so i'm aiming for new and fun stuff to work on for these trips. and  while i haven't posted much lately (darn google chrome and blogger new formatting), i am getting things accomplished- i've completed and blocked 3 sweaters and a shawlette that i started at the beginning of the year and i'm about 80% done with another sweater.  i've got a summer sweater on the needles and a second sock.  i'm itching to start something new, but am hoping to stay focused on the tasks at hand. my timeline includes getting the 80% sweater and the socks completed by  the end of June, and at least the mending projects off the sewing table.  i've got a craft day (no knitting) planned in july and since i'll be traveling earlier in that week, i'll take full advantage of plane and hotel knitting, so i'm not feeling deprived! i hope to document this adventure, otherwise the blog is going to be very quiet cause nothing much else is going on with both boys at camp all summer-which is OKAY!  know what i've learned-life gets real messy, but prayer, hard work and dedication works like a new roll of bounty paper towels (my paper towel of choice!!!)


Mary said...

good for you to share that photo! sometimes a real mess makes me lose my focus altogether. ...and I would add "a nice long walk in the park" to that list of remedies at the end - here's to a full and busy summer!!

Beth said...

I'm so glad to see that someone else has a table like mine. It is my goal to sort through and complete some projects soon, too. We can hold each other accountable. :)