Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good bye February




Positives from this month.
-I finally tried 2 new projects
(embroidery and stamp carving)
and I'm dying to do more.
-I set myself a challenge and completed it
even on those days 
that I didn't feel like it.
-I made some projects that have been
on my to-do list for a long time.
-I used up a LOT of scrap supplies.
-I came up with a couple patterns
plus loads of ideas.
-I've always seen my 'slowness' of
completing a craft as a negative.
I now realize that it gives me
time to change the pattern around if I want 
or to redo a part that I'm not happy with.

I'd like to do this again next
year but I would change a 
few things to make it a

little easier on myself.
The most important would be
to line up all the project ideas
(plus a few extras)
and their supplies
well ahead of time.
 This would help if the
unexpected happened...
like when my sewing machine
broke down or when
I underestimated how 
amazing the Olympics would be!


Also I would start one day early
so that I could take project 
pictures during the sunny hours 
so that at least some of the
colours would be true.


So I would highly recommend
this to anyone who's considering it.
Next year I'd like to sign up for
the official Thing-a-day.

And thanks to my cheering section!!!


8 comments:

carolynswafford said...

You did an awesome job! I am inspired.

sukigirl said...

Thanks so much Carolyn!
Let me tell you it really increases your yearly posts. I had 28 posts for February which was almost double the posts that I did all of last year
LOL!

emosback said...

wow, you were productive in February! and it looks like you learned a lot on the way too :)

Congrats

sukigirl said...

Thanks so much!
I had doubts some days whether I would finish it but I'm so glad that I stuck with it. Thanks for your support :-)

Mette aka mettuska said...

Some many wonderful projects! Awsome! By the way... you won! :D

sukigirl said...

Thanks Mette....I'm so excited that I won!

Seymore Monkey said...

Wonderful job. I am very inspired to de-stash and finish all those nagging project ideas! I wonder how many hours you spent on your quest...

sukigirl said...

Thank you!
It's difficult to say exactly how long things took because i mostly worked on them in little bursts through out the day.
I can say that if I picked out the materials the night before, I was able to make the projects a lot faster.
Also it was better to get an early start on them since I never knew how many interruptions I would get during the day.

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