Thursday, June 23, 2011

A little at a time

I was just thinking recently that there aren't enough hours in the day for all the crafting I want to do. So many cute crochet and sewing projects! But I have set myself up to do a little at a time on some of them, finding opportunities here and there:

I'm working on a child's scarf (to match a hat already finished). I keep it down in the laundry room and polish off a row or two as I wait for that last five minutes or so the machine needs to finish.

I've got a new pair of socks in the works. I keep it in a baggie, next to my bed. I do most of my reading in the morning, and most of that from my NOOK. I work on the socks a little bit at a time, between pages or when something is downloading. I have finished the ridged tops and am now at the round and round part. I try to finish at least one round on each sock each day.

When I go to my sil's house, I bring smaller projects with  me--or parts of bigger ones. Like the snowflake quilt I'm making for my daughter. One motif at a time and eventually I will get the whole thing done.

If I want something that is 'mindless' and doesn't require looking at the directions, I just bring my needle/scissors 'chatelaine' (See link below) and a few projects and weave in some ends! 

Scissors/needles holder

There may not be time to do it all, but there's often time to do a little!


  1. I know just what you mean. People seem to think I should be bored to be a fulltime homemaker, but like you, there are not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to.

    hope you find time to work on your projects!

  2. I really like your positive comment at the end, M2F. So many times I look at a project and get discouraged because there's not enough time to finish it all at once.

    Love your projects, especially the little finger puppets. What sane person wouldn't love something that has had so much love and care put into its making?

    Hugs to you and your family..........