Friday, November 19, 2010

Aging...

If you're wondering where I've been (which, let's be honest- you probably haven't noticed since I've been a super sporadic blogger in the past, well, forever...) I've been letting the natural course of life take it's course. However, I think I skipped my whole middle age (partially out of the desire to forget I actually just turned 32 yrs old...boooo) and went straight to 80. I wasn't planning to go quite so quickly, but when I started sorting all the stuff that was tucked away, sorted, neglected and otherwise shoved to the back of the closet in my "crap", I mean "craft room", I happened upon a felt advent calendar that I had purchased who knows  HOW many years ago, in the hopes that I would (someday) finish it.

Well, I knew that I'd be moving to a new house sometime before Christmas, and wouldn't it be nice to finish a project that is Christmasy oriented?? Well, I will be honest and say that I couldn't just stare this project in the face and say "maybe next year". It was calling me...NOW! I have spent many afternoons during Jovie's nap time and at nights in the pale glow of the tv working on this...and I'm still working on it. But the great thing is that I haven't lost steam. And I haven't neglected Jovie (well, not usually). And I've still spent time packing the house- EVERY DAY! And I've made dinner (usually). This has been one of the most fun, challenging, and rewarding projects I've ever done. And so grandma-ish, I know. But I've just been itching to do something other than read a new book, or watch DVRed shows. But I still do manage to watch anything HGTV while sewing. All that creativity just keeps me motivated!

Amongst all of the string, sequins, fluff, poked and bleeding fingers, I've gotten to enjoy something that was part of my childhood. And I hope to finish this by December 1- in time for the 'advent calendar' part to come to fruition. It is just NOT in my nature to finish things...but this time I WILL!!

5 comments:

The Wizzle said...

If you're a grandma, then so am I! We always had an advent calendar and it was the best part of December for us as kids. Yours looks so great! I can't wait to see it all finished.

Amy said...

So excited for you guys to move into a new house! HGTV is the only thing to watch when you're dreaming of your new space. Good luck on finishing your advent calendar, it's cute!

Michelle said...

Darling project! I love it! Me being a 90% kind of girl when I do go 100% it feels good and I appreciate my work!

Cara said...

Love the calender! You'll use it for years and years, Jovies cute.

Deb said...

"work through the pain." And I don't watch tv but when I do it is HGTV.