I know that we all have very full lives, that’s the culture these days, everyone’s booked to the max, stressed out and exhausted. It comes in waves, really. Sometimes it helps to make a list of all the things that are on your ‘Laundry List’ to do so that even though you feel like you have a zillion things to do, you can give them priority (or no priority) and it makes you feel better. I have said Laundry List in my head and when I sit down and really think about what’s on it, there are only a few things there that make the priority list. The impending wedding (2 weeks to go until we get to spend an entire week with Ray’s ex wife’s family). Obviously I need to spend a little time doing some thinking about likely scenarios and how I’m going to deal with them. I need to get my Ativan out of the mothballs, take some deep breaths and remind Ray that while this is fun and exciting and a dream come true for him, it’s going to be insanely uncomfortable in most respects for me….and he needs to be aware and active about trying to make that a little better.
My current lack of exercise also makes the priority list and I need to really get my shit together. I keep waiting for………..something……….
Anyway, the reason that I’m going through and assessing my Laundry List is because I have a project that I want to do and it only makes sense to determine if I actually have the time, energy and resources to be able to start it let alone complete it.
I want to make a couch blanket. My thought is to get some cream coloured soft cotton-like fabric and some ink jet iron on transfers. I want to print out a host of our really nice vacation pictures (the scenery, the good ones of us, our bikes, cool town signs etc) onto squares (not sure yet if various square sizes or all the same size) of the cream fabric and then sew them together….but I want the seam edges to be exposed so it’s all rough and primitive looking. Then I’m going to take that sewed together patchwork and sew it onto a large piece of soft flannel (no stuffing in this blanket) and then tack it randomly all over so that it’s like a quilt but with no stuffing. In my head it looks really cool…..my problem is that I don’t have a sewing machine and even if I did, I wouldn’t know how to use it.
I’m not really a crafty sort…and so part of me wonders if I’m trying to create new projects to try to take my mind off the stuff I actually should be doing instead? Maybe. And since I have no sewing skill or equipment this blanket thing probably won’t happen….but it’s what I’m thinking about right now.
I am constantly making lists of the things I need to to, want to do, have to do. If I did not keep track I would lose my mind. Life is so busy and things are always changing or adding to the stress.
Your project sounds really cool. And maybe now that fall is starting to settle in (*gasp*), things might slow down a bit and you can carve out the time? Maybe?