Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Somedays You Just Can't Win

I'll admit it. My to-do list is a scary long. We have been sick with coughing nastiness for weeks now and the house is in sad sad shape. We've been too sick to go shopping, so the pantry is in sad sad shape. And as I mentioned yesterday I've got several crafty deadlines looming, not to mention a bunch of stuff I want to do simply because I want to do it. I need more hours in the day. Maybe I should give up sleep again.

When my to-do list gets too big, and my house gets too lived in (a polite way of saying my floors are sticky and I'd rather pee outside than set foot in one of my bathrooms) I can get overwhelmed. I don't even know where to start and I can get paralyzed. Being unable to find a starting point I end up getting nothing done at all.

I'm there.

Paralysis of the mind.

I finally decided the best thing to do was just do something. Anything.

With as tense as I was feeling I decided knitting was NOT the thing to do. No sense in knitting, knowing that what I knit will be too tight and need ripped out.

I also decided cleaning was not the thing to do. I live in a house with small children. I could clean, but it was just going to get sticky again five seconds later. Still coughing I simply didn't have the energy to fight a losing battle.

So sewing it was.

First I cut the fabric for the Girl's Hula Shirts.

curse you missing elastic

Now technically only two of my girls are dancing, but the third needs a costume, well, just cause she does.

And that is as far as I got. Though I searched high and low, the elastic for the shirts was no where to be found.

So I moved on to the next item on my list: Meaty's Hula Shirt. I traced the pattern onto tissue paper and cut out his pieces.

curse you missing brown thread

And that's as far as I got. Though I searched high and low, my brown thread was no where to be found.

So I gave up on Hula costumes. The next one to be made was mine, and sewing for myself is daunting enough without circumstances like these.

So I moved on to my Valentine's Quilt.

Yes, I know Valentine's Day has come and gone. I am unconcerned about this. Valentine's Day will be back next year, and quilts don't spoil. I might have gotten it done for Valentine's this year, but I ran out of fabric to sew the border and only just got new fabric last weekend. Since this wasn't deadline sewing, just hobby sewing, I thought maybe it would be relaxing and lift this cloud of doom I seemed to be operating under. I cut the fabric for the first border, stitched one side, started to stitch the second side...

curse you missing white thread

And this is as far as I got. I ran out of thread. And though I searched high and low, my white thread was no where to be found. Seriously? I ran out of white thread? I know I have more white thread somewhere. *grrr* It is probably with the elastic and the brown thread. Laughing at me.

Somedays a girl just can't win.

That's when I gave up and went to bed. Bed seemed like a solid plan.

Maybe I should have cleaned instead of crafted.

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