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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Hurry Up and Wait

Getting ready to move is tough. You have your list of things to do, and your timeline for getting them done. But when you don't work, it's hard to pace yourself. The sense of urgency isn't quite the same. That's kind of where I am right now. Some things are packed, that won't be needed until well after the move. Some things can't be packed until closer to the move.

This is the beginning of the packing in my sewing room. These boxes are all full of fabric and scraps. I started packing in there to have something to do that felt like moving forward. I wanted to take my time and pack things logically as well. I also wanted to keep myself from starting any more projects before the move. But let's be honest, my mind is in such a dither, I couldn't concentrate on sewing right now if I had to.

So, instead I am working on hand projects and reading and watching HGTV a lot. If I go ahead and pack quickly now, I will be sitting in a sea of boxes, just waiting. That doesn't sound like fun to me.


 

                           So I work on my hexie project...

And I work on my crochet project...getting quite a stack for both of them.

I have 15 of the crocheted blocks with their outside neutral part on them. Waiting for more yarn to arrive so I can do the other 30. Not sure how many blocks I will do, but once I run out of enough of my scrap yarns, I will probably stop. That's about all that's going on here right now. I hope you all are well and keeping busy crafting. That's really what life is all about :)

I hope to talk to you again soon.


8 comments:

  1. I remember how difficult it is at that stage - waiting to move but not yet!!
    I am pleased you have some really good stand-by projects. That will help keep you sane as you are waiting! Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Karen. One month to go. Love my hand projects keeping me sane.

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  2. Hi! I found your blog through your comment on Posie Gets Cozy. I love your hexie project! Isn’t EPP so satisfying?

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    1. Welcome Katie. Yes, it really is a cozy and satisfying project. I love watching the stack grow.

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  3. Moving takes so much resolve and courage, and time... and everything! I've done it a lot. Too much. I feel tremendous empathy, and so I am sending best thoughts and applause for your good start, and continued progress!

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    1. Yes, it is tough. But when this move is done, I will be near my children and grandchildren again and after this past couple of years, it's all I want. I will blog again when I am able. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

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  4. Hi Charlotte. I'm popping over from Posie Gets Cozy, too. Coincidentally, we're considering a big move across country, so I know exactly what you mean about new projects and your mind being in a dither. Hang in there! I'm cheering you on! Vicki

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  5. Thank you Vicki. I know it will all be fine once we are moved. I plan to keep blogging, maybe even more often, once we are settled. I appreciate the cheers.

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