Also on a quarantine reaction front, I decided to use some of my kid free time last weekend to do a little “crafting round-up” to see if I could clear the decks a little. I just had the urge to organize and get rid of projects that don’t make me happy. I ended up cleaning my craft room bookshelf and the crafting corner where I dump all my projects. I came up with the following:
- A tote of WIPs I hadn’t looked at in at least two years or more
- My ginormous mitred square memory blanket and project bag
- Two giant knitting bags with many many project bags in them
Y’all, I dumped the whole shooting match out on the living room floor and just started sorting. I managed to empty three project bags and reclaim the yarn and needles for projects I just didn’t want to do anymore. I repacked my tote with three projects I still want to have on hold and organized my scraps for my memory blanket into one place.
That let me with one bag/pile of WIPs I actually feel like I want to work on. Including a blanket project that I forgot I had from….ahem….four years ago?
I’m hoping the revs up my mojo a little bit. But at the very least I feel a little less burdened with “to-dos” and projects. There is a lot of potential in that bag I just need to realize a little of it maybe.
Liberating, isn’t it?
I did the very same thing with my knitting a few years ago and try to sort through the WIPs and UFOs at least once a year. I need to do that with my sewing materials and fabric as well.
I’ve done that myself. Feels so good to get things under control.
I bet that felt pretty satisfying to have a good clear down! I did the same recently, and it was quite freeing.
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Ooh that must feel so good! There’s nothing like clearing out all those UFOs that have been giving you the eye for ages.
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Im doing this very thing right now. I’m kinda annoyed at myself for letting some projects go for so long. That dang squirrel