Friday, March 07, 2008

Take it Futher February-2

Not surprisingly, it is no longer February and yet I am still plodding away at my February block. I mentioned previously that I was going for something resembling my memory of the story of the animals on a cruise ship. I couldn't figure out how to embroider a cruise ship so instead I have a sailboat. :)


I need to add a little bit more to this block and then I think I'll let it set for a while because I'm stumped by what else to do to it (and I ought to start on the block for March!). I'd rather like a treasure chest somewhere but I need to think about how I might attempt it.

I find myself frustrated lately because I have so many projects (and school) going at once that I feel like I rarely accomplish anything. I come home from school, anxious to start on a project and then can't bring myself to work on anything. I wonder if I narrowed my focus to one or two things if that would help me? Or do I need to give myself some deadlines? I'm totally stumped by the way my motivation is fine while I'm at school thinking about working on projects but disappears the moment I can actually get to them. The other problem I have is that I often feel guilty doing things for myself because school work is always (!) on my mind. So even when I have a whole day to craft without pressing schoolwork deadlines, I feel bad about it because I know that I'll have papers to write at the end of the semester and it is weighing on me. School is really putting a damper on my fun! Thank goodness for spring break!

5 comments:

Faith said...

I love that little boat that you embroidered

Ming said...

This made me smile.
You have definitely got the Qfever!
Don't worry much though. It comes and goes. To be honest, I am still learning to live with it...Welcome to the club! ;-)

Valerie said...

I understand about being overwhelmed. But I am impressed. I really enjoyed your blog.

Carole said...

I can relate! When I quilt, I feel as if I should be studying. I think I have this unconscious notion that a good student is one that eats, drinks, sleep and be school at all times. Yea, school puts a damper on things! lol You block is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Solstitches said...

Hi Misty,
Your block is looking so good with that little boat which is so much nicer than a cruise ship.
Now me being me I would like to see a mermaid under those waves or how about an octopus?
Sorry you are feeling so torn with wanting to craft and yet feeling guilty if you do.
I'm sure you must be allowed some guilt free time for yourself so I say go ahead and enjoy without giving the papers a thought.