Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ack

Double Ack!

I'm so frustrated! Anyone else, is it just me?

I'm trying so hard to make those last meaningful handmade gifts and I'm about ready to give up.

I just do this EVERY year.

I overestimate my available time.
I underestimate the amount of time it takes to accomplish what I want to do.
And, I almost always get nervous about handmade gift-giving and I feel like I have to RE-DO them to make them acceptable!

Example:

This morning - 3:00 a.m.

Yes, I was up - redoing a felted scarf! What was I thinking??!!
(forgive me Marianne, you've already got the scarf , I had you open it, yes - it was still wet, and I DID already tell you the story of your scarf.)

I've still got blocks and blocks to do (and I really am unhappy with the results - NEVER change your mind whilst in the middle of making things ladies!)

I'm so tired I forgot to go pick up the photos I need to finish the blocks. Well, all in the name of trying to give more heart to the ones I love. Time to get back to work and keep on trying.

7 comments:

Rachael said...

Take a deep breath, Amy!! It will be okay!!

I'm sure your scarf is wonderful. It will get done, it always does, doesn't it?

Merry Christmas!

DIANE said...

I'm right there with you Amy. I had the boys make scarves for their teachers and I decided to re-felt them because I didn't think they put enough elbow grease into it. BTW, you are always welcome to come visit and play in my studio. There is a queen size murphy bed right outside the door to the studio just waiting for visitors (hint, hint!)

Scrapbook Princess said...

Merry Christmas!

Trish said...

Amy I am the same way. I have not attempted the scraf yet b/c I am scared I am going to do something wrong.

Anyway, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Melynda Tetpon said...

Amy I hope all your gifts got done. I just finished all my handmade gifts and it is 3PM on Christmas Eve. I swear I will start earlier next year.

And remember you are always your own worst critic and I am sure everything is beautiful.

jadadog said...

AHHHHH! It's over....sigh. Finally! I didn't even have time to post! But I did manage to get my little monsters done in the nick of time! Did you have a good holiday?

Marianne said...

Amy, you have always done an excellent job in anything and everything you do. The scarf you made me is the most beautiful one I have ever seen or received. You are a supreme example in so many ways to me and to everyone that knows you. Take time for yourself now. Love you, Marianne