Have you ever had one of those weeks that you feel like you really haven’t accomplished anything? Discouraging right?? The cure to that is write a post about it – see you really did accomplish a lot now didn’t you!
Okay at least that’s what I was hoping would happen when I posted my weekly wrap up – when the next week has already started! I guess it looks like I did a lot, but my brain is still in that ‘scattershot’ mindset. I can see that I probably wasted some time by trying to focus on too much.
And this is an awful habit that I can’t seem to get control of. Why do I suddenly decide to start a bunch of projects when I have the least amount of time to work on them? I’m sure that this is Psychology 101 – that I’m subconsciously creating a stressful week for myself because I love crochet drama!
My daughter Aimee’s birthday is May 1st. She will be in town for her friend’s wedding this weekend so I will be seeing her on Sunday (yaaaaaaay!) which means I have to finish making her presents this week! Now I knew what I wanted to make for her for her birthday months ago – why did I wait till the last minute!!
So needless to say I did not have any time this week to find any new blogs to follow other than returning the follow for new blogs that followed me. This makes me a little sad because ten a week was an April goal. 😦
I just need to find 20 this week to make up for it!! – see what I did there? I’m already trying to give myself more things to do when I don’t have the time to do them. 😀
I am going to take a calculated risk here that Aimee will not be reading this post and show you a sneak peak of what I’m making her for her birthday! I’m sure she’s figured it out anyways because I was trying to casually ask her about what colors does she think would be best for some throw pillows. Yeah – I’m so subtle and smooth!!
She ended up sending me a picture to use as inspiration for if I ever decided to make her some pillows. She was very sweet to pretend like she didn’t know what I was up to.
This is Pillow #1 – It will be a rectangle pillow 14″ x 20″. I started it this weekend and I’m about half way done. I chose a shell pattern to compliment the curves of the inspiration picture. I will be putting one row of the gold color across the middle of the pillow.
Pillow #2 will be a round pillow that I’m going to make the pillow – not using a pillow form – using a bone colored yarn and attach a doily type of design on top of it. I will be using the same colors as pillow #1 but I will be attempting to incorporate the circle hairpin lace motif in the center. I’m really hoping that the design in my head comes out the way I want when it comes off my hook!
So as if that wasn’t enough I’m also going to try to finish a duster length cardigan for her too! I started this early last week and I’m only about one third of the way done. I’m using the same pattern as my Spring Sweater but making it knee length instead of stopping at the waist.
I also started work on a maxi skirt for myself last week.
So hopefully the next post I make will be Yaaaaaay I finished and not a picture of a Target Gift card that I ran out and bought on Saturday!
Thanks for reading!