Saturday, December 3, 2011

What To Do First?

I've come to the conclusion that I need more hours in the day.  I've got so many unfinished projects, so many ideas and a whole list of things to do that I don't actually know where to start (or even what to finish).  I think the inside of my brain must look a little like my workspace looks at the moment - there is no apparent order but I do actually know exactly what's there!

Projects lurking on the table are:
  1. Unfinished cord skirt for work (on back of chair)
  2. Abandoned pink silk lace knitted shawl (abandoned as the stitches keep falling of the needles and I always seem to have the wrong number!)
  3. Green crocheted beaded lacy scarf 
  4. Pile of bits for textile piece 
  5. Hair scrunchies for work
  6. Pressed rose petals that I now can't remember what I'd planned to use them for
  7. Seedheads (collected for a good reason at the time)
  8. 2 wall tiles, one covered in crackle paste and the other in molding paste and marble dust (don't ask why!)
Also on my "to do list" are:
  1. Get on with an interactive fantasy story setting resource for The Treasure Tree (aliens, fairies, mermaids etc)
  2. Experiment properly with the watercolours I bought in August
  3. Sort out the shelves (hidden from view in the photo) so that I can clear some stuff off the floor
That's a list of 11 without even thinking about Christmas and everything that I should be doing for that - the only thing I've done so far is make the cake which Fran has promised to help me eat!

I really should go and get on with something, but I'm not sure where to start!  Maybe I need a  cup of tea first (and of course I'll need to reclaim my chair before I can do anything).

Am I the only one needing more hours (or less ideas) or do other people suffer from this problem too?  I'd love to know...


Magic Cochin said...

OMG! I'm just the same!

But life would be so boring if we did nothing and everything was tidy and neat - wouldn't it?

Luckily I live with a very tolerant man!


Ati. said...

Hi Su, I could have written your story :-) I my head it is the same as in yours. So many ideas and so little time! ( and my table looks the same too) LOL

Miriam Weaver said...

Me too, my table is the same, sadly the floor too! I've also got a chair in the livingroom that I spread onto as well! More hours would be great.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Same here, having butterfly brain does not help, start one thing, get sidetracked onto another and this is probably why that I've only just found out I didn't start following you as I said I was about to do earlier this week.....flit,flit, flit!!!

Iz said...

Ha! I've been saying exactly the same thing this weekend! I love doing stuff like my daughter's concerts, making cakes, cooking up enormous pots of soup, stitching four bookmarks on demand for a neighbour, walking the dog, going for a swim and a sauna, spending time together watching a film...I don't want to give up any of it, but I physically can't fit it all in to 24 hours - without giving up sleep. Which is why it's now past my bedtime, I'm staying up late to read blogs!

Emma said...

Well, we none of us seem to have balance, but it's fun looking for it, isn't it!

I keep hearing 'everything in it's place' (annoying, that!) but they have a point. Before we tidy we have to have a designated place for it. If we don't we can have a series of small boxes/bags for each project, transportable & we can shove it all back in & the DH won't get too hysterical! Got to be clear tho - we seem to need to see it all at once!

Anna said...

Sounds a familiar feeling Su even though I am not a 'crafty' person. Before I took voluntary redundancy and entered 'early retirement' I was always puzzled by people who said that they never knew how they found the time to go to work. Now the same words fall from my lips and I still don't have enough time :)

LaziDazi said...

Thank you Su and all of you. You do all make me and my mess feel much better! Keep feeding that Christmas cake, Su. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.x

Angela said...

Hi Sue it's nice to see another work table that looks like mine. We all have lists of unfinished projects although mine tends to be a mental one these days, it makes it easier to ignore.

Gina said...

I'm another one who is just the same... there are never enough hours in the day.

Fading Grace said...

Its always the same for me too...too many ideas and projects and not enough time, I can't imagine I used to get bored when I was young!!

Your tortie is a gorgeous girl, bless her :-) x
Sophie x