10. Honesty is the Best Policy

I have several confessions to make.

The first is that I utterly failed at my February sewing machine project goal. The first 6 days of the month went well. I did work on a project every evening, even if it were only for 10-15 minutes. Into the second week and we all had colds and quite honestly, I just didn’t feel like fathoming out and tracing pattern pieces. Then the problem sort of escalated.

The more I thought about those pattern pieces for Faye’s pyjamas, the less I wanted to do them. Every few days, I would give myself a stern talking to and cut out a few more. However, now we’re into March and I still have pieces to go but I have folded them up and put them out of the way. I was sick of looking at them.

So essentially what I’m trying to say is that I was absolutely useless at sticking to this particular goal. I feel so guilty because I have a lot of fabric in my stash and many plans of what to do with it.

And absolutely no inclination to do it.

The more I try to force it upon myself, the more I resist.

This has also coincided with me taking on some courses with my job (that I do really want to do), so the majority of my weekends have been spent on these. I’m also writing six articles this year for my job and I have a lot of reading to do around the subject. My mindset seems to have shifted away from crafts lately and I have no real desire to move it back.

I have done the odd row on my February socks but they are still not finished, although I am on the foot of my second sock now.

I have been working on a blog post about hand knit socks and I was waiting until I could share my newest pair before uploading but the weeks tick by and I’m still no closer, so I have stayed away.

With the best of intentions, I had planned on getting out a blog post every week. However, in hindsight, I just don’t think that’s practical. The thing with a making blog is that you need photographic content. Finished projects. New projects.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is… sorry. I’m just not feeling it right now. When I do have a finished project to share, I’ll be back xxx

3 thoughts on “10. Honesty is the Best Policy

  1. I don’t think you should apologize for anything here. I knit for pure pleasure. The moment I put expectations on myself, I tend to shut right down. I think blogging should be spontaneous as well, that way your writing is from the heart!

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  2. Don’t beat yourself up, darling, put them to one side and out of your mind for now and concentrate on the things you WANT to do. You’re an amazingly talented crafter but it is important to love what you’re doing or there’s no point in doing it. Be kind to yourself xxx💖

    On Tue, 3 Mar 2020, 17:04 The Delighted Homemaker, wrote:

    > thedelightedhomemaker posted: “I have several confessions to make. The > first is that I utterly failed at my February sewing machine project goal. > The first 6 days of the month went well. I did work on a project every > evening, even if it were only for 10-15 minutes. Into the second wee” >

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  3. Dear me. No need for confessions or feeling guilty or apologizing about missing your personal goals. Most of us bloggers are in no position to judge you. If the pyjamas do not inspire you, then putting them out of sight is the thing to do.

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