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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

procrastination is not a bad thing

I finished a rag rug I've been wanting to make for the longest time!
And in the process I've figured out I'm a master of a couple of things.
I'm a master at coming up with new ideas and new projects or just simply adding them to my ever increasing list of things I want to do...
and I'm a master at never actually finishing too much because there is always something else or another new project to begin or dream about.
Do you see that cute fatty of a white and green crochet hook up there? I think I purchased that three years ago. Three years! I blamed procrastinating on this project on waiting for just the right group of sheets to show up at the thrift shop.
Well I think I'm going to reinforce that excuse right now because I'm kinda glad I did because this little rag rug is hopefully going to be kept by my girl for a long time for its sentimental value.
You see when I was procrastinating the other week on working on my latest study assignment I picked up that fat lonely unused hook, walked straight to the linen cupboard with an idea popping in my head and grabbed Mia's cot sheets, kindergarten sheets and her first bed spread and began cutting. It felt a little wrong but I continued on.
And there it is.
Completed I tell you...completed!
One rag rug crossed off my list and now living on her bedroom floor.
I found her the morning after I completed it, after sliding it quietly into her room while she slept, curled up with wild bed hair on the floor lying across it. I think she likes it!
And it goes quite nicely with her desk. Do you remember we started that thrifted project a little while ago too. It then sat for a while chair-less... waiting for just the right one that met Mama's approval.
And it popped up during our latest trip to Pottsville in the form of my and my siblings study chair from our childhoods. A lick of white paint and it's just right... don't you think?
It may take years in some cases but even after, and sometimes because of, a little procrastination things do get completed and turn out just right in the end.
That's what I'm telling myself anyway as I sit here blogging instead of working on that assignment and finishing the painting of all our trims and doors that I started yesterday ( and has been waiting for probably close to three years too!)..... sigh.
I think I might just wander down to Mia's room with my cup of tea first and admire her rug just one more time before I get back into it.


Anonymous said...

it is beautiful and i think you might have something there with your theory on procrastination :)

Levin said...

i follow in your footsteps....
but doesn't feel so good when you actually finish a project and you see it being used and loved :)

gardenmama said...

well the rug is simply gorgeous!
you and i are alot alike i see : )
seriously though, i do find the same thing, that things happen in perfect timing!

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Happy crafting to you! You've got such an eye for decorating and bold colors love it!
The rug is darling ;)
I am quite the procrastinator myself. So many ideas so litle time.

Elflyn said...

Absolutely beautiful.
I would tend to concur on your theory, I have a bag to sew for my little ones birthday, but I have been looking for just the right material to line it with. Today I found it, now to sew a bag before Thursday, it's Tuesday.
Yet here I sit at the computer not the sewing machine.....
PS Pop over to my blog I'm having a giveaway.

Amanda said...

Ah, how I love your procrastination style! I vow to quit beating myself up for the very same and find joy in those soul-nourishing things that are getting done. Thank you!

Amanda said...

That rug is so special! I love it, and I'm sure she will too. I adore when a project comes together with such meaning and intent. It doesn't matter that it took three years, clearly it happened when it was supposed to. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

OH its gorgeous!! I relly really love the colours.

Kristi said...

i love it...leanne. seriously it is ridiculously cute.

ps. i am the slowest crafter ever. smile.

.::Our Waldorf Home Mama::. said...

So adorable mama!!! I really hope this babe is a girl so I can rag rug/sew/thrift pink and girly things!!


a little crafty nest said...

Oh my, that is so so so beautiful. What a treasure. Like you, every time I start a project, I get hit with another ten projects I'd like to do. Where is the time, I wonder?! And near the top of my list is a braided or rag rug, first for my daughter's room. I love what you used for materials. I'm glad I stopped in, for I am inspired by your craftiness.
xo Jules

Lucy Pearce said...

hehehe sounds v familiar. I am the mistress of the half finished project, and am just about to embark on a rag rug- does that make us rag sisters? http://dreamingaloudnet.blogspot.com