Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sorry, or Not Sorry

Oh boy.  When the world shut down due to Covid-19, I took myself down to my sewing room and said "self, this is your perfect opportunity to get some sewing done.  Finish up those projects that you've started over the years.  Sew your brains out, what else were you going to do with your time?"

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Every day for the last two month, I've gotten up with blazing compunction.  Today is the day I'm going to - insert action here.

But you know, first I'll make myself a cup of tea and read some of that book I started last night.  Oh and the news is on, so I'll just watch a little of that.  Oh, yeah, a notification of a new YouTube video that posted today!  Maybe I will just knit a couple of rows.  Yeah, I'll do those dishes...


The problem is there's always tomorrow.  I'm Scarlette O'Hara, I won't think about that now, I'll think about it tomorrow.

Shiny stuff!!

Make or receieve a phone call.  OOOOPS!!  It's lunchtime.  Where's my book?  Ding dong!  UPS left me a package or three.  New books from Thriftbooks . com!!  And then OOOO - yarn!!

Then it's time for dinner, and a movie, and bedtime, and, well, squirrel! 

Facebook, Instagram, email (two addresses), what was I doing?  Oh well, I can finish tomorrow.

So what have I finished?

Very little.

I did actually complete these boot strap socks, and even though the picture shows needles in the toe, I did Kitchener stitch the right sock and blocked them.

I finished the baby sweater for my friend Pam's granddaughter.  Of course by the time I get it to her, she may be in first grade...sorry!

 After watching 27 YouTube videos by Arne and Carlos, I completed two of the two dozen or more colorwork patches they were designing.  Seven more and I can make a pillow!

Thanks to my DH and his magic staple gun, I actually recovered the four old chairs that were in the sewing room.  I got rid of the table with the broken base in favor of a six foot folding table I had stashed away.  They're nice and cheery, don't you think?

 This is the before photo of the worst of the chairs.  This wasn't the first covering, but the fabric must have been ordinary cotton, because it didn't hold up very well.  The new stuff is more upholstery grade.

 Then I used the rest of the fabric to cover my big board.  It was stained from some iron leakage/water spillage, and some mild scorching.  Now it matches the chairs.

Totally unfinished and destined to stay that way is this 1,000 piece puzzle.  I actually had the left side almost done, and a big section of a purple tree in the center on the right.  The rest was green, and it was getting SOOOO annoying that nothing was fitting together.  Hubby and I made an executive decision and just PUT IT BACK IN THE BOX!  Not sorry, either!!

After all, we're supposed to be kind to one another.

The good news is, my resource center is full, and it doesn't look like I'll run out of new projects to start any time soon.

There's always tomorrow.

Sew on...