FTSF: I have a bad habit of…
Man oh man, this week’s sentence was made just for me. I am the queen of procrastinators, especially when it comes to crafting. It never fails, I’ll somehow end up at Michaels or Jo-Anns & get inspired by all the cool crafting kits and think to myself “Hey, I can do that!” which always tend to be my famous last words. I can’t tell you how many projects of mine are just on my shelves collecting dust, some not even opened yet!
The worst for me is scrapbooking. I’m a very sentimental person. On every trip I’ve taken, I’ve collected all the ticket stubs, maps, and what have you. I put it in my little scrapbook box for later and when later comes, I find myself too overwhelmed to even touch the pile. The only time I finished a scrapbook was while watching the last NBA Finals where the Lakers won. I don’t know why that was either, maybe the fast commentary motivated me? Who knows? I commend all you crafty types, but I just don’t have the patience. I’ve taken to just buying photo albums, sticking my pictures in & putting the stubs & such alongside them. Yes, I’ve also taken the easier route & had Shutterfly do the hard work for me, and I just paste all the memorabilia once the album gets to me.
I also needlepoint from time to time. I’ve been working on one since college that still remains unfinished. I’d just do a few stitches & get bored with it and forget about it for years. I am happy to say that I’ve made some progress.
Since my son was born, I’ve finished a handmade Christmas stocking and two cross stitch projects. I know it’s only August, but I have another Christmas stocking needlepoint underway. I’m such a procrastinator that the earlier the better. Although I finished the last project, I started it late (surprise!) and finished it the day after Christmas. Definitely don’t want that to happen this year.
Sometimes I feel added pressure to finish a project since my in laws are THE craftiest people I know. I’m not kidding. Their houses have framed needlepoint projects on the walls that I had mistaken for professional work, along with paintings. Every woman in that family is so crafty. I know we each have our own talents but damn, it just makes me want to try harder. At least it looks like I turned the corner with my projects for my son. I just hope I don’t jinx that!