This is a commissioned wristlet I finished this week. I was asked to make it the day before I got the flu ... and it's taken me almost 4 weeks to finish it. Waaaaaay too long!
I'm still phlegm-y a lot of the time. But at least I can sleep through the night without waking up coughing, and I'm not consuming a bag of cough drops everyday. Well, it's about half a bag a day.
I'd really lost my crafty urge when I was sick, but finishing up this sweet little wristlet helped me get it back. There is still so much to catch up on, but I'm starting to get excited about making things again.
You know, I feel like I'm playing catch-up a lot of the time in my crafty life. I plan to do something and I. take. so. long. to. actually. get. it. done. Certainly, the limits on my crafty time have a hand in this, but I also think that I have too many grand plans: crocheting projects, embroidery projects, stuffies to make, blog entries to write, tutorials to photograph ...
When you're spread so thin, does it keep you from getting the really great ideas? Am I keeping myself from really shining? Oh, I don't know. I like doing lots of different things. Could I even *just* crochet or *only* embroider ... even if I decreed it? Probably not.
You know, this is one of my eternal struggles ... deciding where to focus my energy. Conventional wisdom says that you should pick one thing and put everything you've got into it. But I've never been conventional, and I don't see any reason to start now. :)