Be careful what you wish for.

It had been my goal this winter is get myself to a stress-free point with my creative activities... meaning no deadlines... and to be able to wander from project to project as the spirit moved me.. or not.. I thought it would be my ideal and it turns out it's not.

  I've pretty much achieved that goal and now not so sure that a few limits and deadlines might not  be a good thing.

There is so little structure to what and when I do it that sometimes I just take a nap instead. And I definitely have added many other things unintentionally and having trouble keeping on track with anything.

Maybe it just needs getting used to and I should give it a few more weeks and maybe not.  I have this tremendous urge to create a project list and some sort of timeline if I'm ever going to finish anything.

When we went to the coast for Morris's vacation I forgot my favorite little camera and my phone wouldn't charge so I wasn't able to take pictures as I went along and it's too late for some shots.  It will have to wait until I get going again on the ribbon flowers.  Definitely have many ideas and techniqes to share.. sorry have to be later.  I will add it to my new list.

I did a lot of experimenting with different sizes and weights of ribbons and also with width and spacing of basting stiches.
These are all I got done when we were gone and it doesn't look like much in the bowl...

But when I dump them out on the bag you can see that it is actually a good deal and it won't take that many more.

I am loving the colors and it is the "smoky" gold that is the color that will tame all others.  Before I go any further I am taking some out to the barn today and put them in the big press and hoping they will be like I envision..

DH is out of town for a few days so that means I will be keeping odd hours,   eating frozen turkey dinners for most meals and foie gras  for breakfast on toast.  Morris is moping under my desk and misses DH terribly. 

This time of day they would ordinarily  be reading the paper together.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I am an A Type personality which worked to my advantage during my Work Career. Now it limits my ability to jump into more than a couple of projects at the same time. But when I retired, my mindset changed somewhat because I don't very often do projects that have a deadline. Sometimes, we just need a nap. I have found that I do much more in the winter than I do in the summer.
xx, Carol

Emily C said...

You could always make a list to keep track of what WIPs you have and skip the deadlines. Then you don't forget about projects and have less pressure to finish. I always have several projects going as want I want to work on changes (sometimes daily). I often forget about at least one of them for awhile and it sits until I discover it again.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't often work to deadlines (unless you count Christmas!) so I spend most of my time wandering from project to project as the spirit moves me. I usually only have one sewing project and one or two knitting projects on the go at any one time. Living in a small space means there's not room to work on much more than that. Love seeing you swinging from the tree!

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