I don’t want to do what I don’t want to do

This past week has been a real downer in the creative department. I’m hoping to shake that off sooner rather than later (a phrase a former boss used ALL THE TIME to the point I cringe every time I hear it or use it myself).

After sewing up the snowflake braid top, I hit the wall. I also came to the end of the applique flower-black flannel program and knew I had to write up ACCURATE finishing directions and package up PILES of finishing fabrics. I don’t necessarily think I am a procrastinator, but I will admit I am a dreader of things. So I have been away dreading and doing and feeling overwhelmed. I’m about halfway done with packaging up the piles o’ fabric and I’m hoping the finishing directions are accurate. Almost there.

And while these things are going on, I try to conjure up fun little things to do. Small diversions that won’t take up gobs of time. Yesterday I made a Park Slope smock/apron for a certain household third-grader. I will have to get her to model it soon.

I did this today–which goes back more than a year ago:

It is also a work-related to-do, so I did try to stay focused with my fun.

With that, I hope you are all well and I hope to be back soon with cheery-business. Gosh, it looks like the fixing up and the painting of the garage that has also been going on is finished–I would post a picture, but it’s still not photogenic. Mmmm, grey worn out garage, how lovely!



  1. When my oldest was growing up she used to shout “I want to do what I want to do!” She said it so often that I was ready to cross stitch the words, and frame them over her bed. She’s now approaching 30 but we still tease her about it to this day. It was fun to hear the expression worded the other way around. I’ll have to tell her about that one!

  2. Nanette said

    That should be my tag line “I don’t do what I don’t want to do”. It totally and completely describes my selfish side. The kooky side of me had 8 kids, not the selfish side. Anyway I adore that basket block. Its lovely. Just lovely.

  3. MichelleB said

    The block is adorable. I wish I didn’t have to do what I didn’t want to do. *sigh* But I spend too much time not doing what I don’t want to do, which are really things that I have to do. So I should spend more time doing things that I don’t want to do.

  4. Jackie said

    Hmmm….it must be contagious!! Since Wednesday, the day the kids went back to school, I haven’t been wanting to do things either. I also feel like it is more a feeling of dread. But this too, we shall overcome and get back to our crafty, useful selves.

  5. Stephanie said

    Darling little basket. You’re so clever.

  6. Ranette said

    Love the basket…I’ve been playing with the baskets from Quiltmania also…when I have time…which is not lately!

  7. pratima said

    Such a lovely basket! It’s going to be an adorable quilt.
    Your work is beautiful!

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