Thursday, April 1, 2010

I've got the itch


I'm feeling that itch again. The crafting itch. I'm working on a quilt for my nephew's birthday. I'm already late with it so it's imperative that I don't work on any other sewing projects until I finish this one. But, oh, how I want to.

I've got a list in my head of things I want to make and it's already too late to make some. Well, I can still make them but they would be put away until next year. There was this cute chick in the egg wall hanging. Sigh. I'm dying to try my hand at a laptop bag. I got a new laptop at Christmas and it's bigger than my previous one, which barely fit into my laptop bag. So, of course, my new one won't fit at all. I know what I want and I'm coming up with my own pattern, using techniques from some previous purses I made. I also picked up this gorgeous Asian-inspired fabric. I can see it now. Okay, getting ahead of myself.

I'm also a crocheter. I'm currently working on a little something, okay a big something, for my friend's birthday, which has already passed. See a trend here? She reads my blog so I can't say any more than that but I'm about 2/3 done with it. Waiting in the wings is this adorable pattern I found for a baby blanket with jungle animals on the borders. My brother and sister-in-law had twins a couple months back and she decorated their nursery in baby jungle animals. It's perfect and of course, I have to make two, so…

Amid all this twitching, I'm still writing. Submitted Blood Diamond and playing the waiting game with that one. I'm back to Out of the Shadows and finished chapter 13 and almost done with 14, probably today. Plus my part time job and oh yeah, I just signed up for two college classes last week. I only need 3 to finish my degree so hopefully the third will be offered for the fall semester and I can finish it up. Then to continue on. So, I'm finding that I need to re-evaluate my time management and figure out how I can fit everything I want to do in with everything I need to do. I'm sure it's possible, I just need to be disciplined. Kinda like writing. Hmm…

What about you? Do you have enough hours in the day? Is there something you'd like to do, but have trouble fitting it into your schedule? How do you handle your time management?

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Hours in a day are never enough. I work full time 40 hours a week in a convenience store aka gas station. I have my own little tax business, and I am trying to be a writer. Oh did I mention running my husband who is blind in his left eye to all of his doctor's appointments? We are retired military and prefer traveling to the military treatment facility when possible. He has a rare form of cancer he receives a shot once a month for. This month just so happens they want him in San Antonio for more tests to check his progress. This coincides with working straight overnight shifts as the overnight cashier will be on vacation. I didn't manage to write at all Tuesday or Wednesday then after I arrived home after midnight and things quietd down I wrote almost 1,000 words. I have to get in bed as it is almost 5 am and I have tax returns to work on tomorrow/today before flying out the door at 2 pm to be at work by 2:45 and it is a 25 mile drive 1 way. So I really do understand the time management things I don't handle it well myself. I have postponed some tax things I should be finished with because I got snagged into a writing workshop, a sudden burst of writing frenzy whatever drags me back to this darn computer lol.

GPS said...

I thought once I retired from the day job I'd have all the time in the world - Not! I don't know where the hours go. Sometimes I wish I could clone myself. And your plate is really full. Don't know how you do it.

Suzanne said...

Argh--time! Full-time job. Novel one finishing publisher's revisions. Novel two starting publishers revisions. Novel three "in progress" (theoretically). Dogs. Family. And I don't multitask that well. I had to give up quilting (it was either that or the family), so I'm jealous.

Rachel Lynne said...

School takes a lot of my time and if I don't give it I have major guilt. My business should take priority but I can't manage it; too boring. I hate paperwork! I usually drop everything to finish one thing then scramble to catch up on everything left undone!

Mary Ricksen said...

When I stopped working I thought I'd have time to waste. Now I don't know how I fit work into this mess.
I have no crafty talent. Lord knows I have tried. But there is no way I can make anything. I so admire those who can, like my sister. It's a gift!

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