Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Winding Road

I'm not afraid to admit that some of my days are meandering. Like this morning. We were supposed to have a playdate with some friends, but I think M might be coming down with something, so we stayed home.

She wanted to paint, so I pulled out the craft supplies and ended up deciding to completely clean out the craft area.

That culminated with finding my bead box. I immediately decided to make some stitch markers for the playdate friend's mom, a good friend who knits. (Immediately, meaning of course I hadn't finished cleaning out the craft area yet.)

Stitch markers (by me)

I have always been like this. When I was a in high school, for creative writing class I wrote a short, slice-of-life story about how my mom would tell me I needed to clean up my room before I went to the pool with my sisters. So I'd go into my room, find something under my bed and instead of cleaning everything up, end up getting completely distracted by a long-lost book or scrapbook or something else. I honestly have good intentions, but I am not the world's most organized person. I get the sense this was overwhelmingly frustrating for my parents.

After I made the stitch markers (three sets, actually), I decided, hey, there are some earring hooks in here. Why not try my hand at making earrings, too?

Earrings (by me)

So I did. Two pair, actually. I might give them to my sisters, who are infinitely more organized than I am. Their rooms were always organized, clean and straight. Mine was not a disaster, but it was cluttered.

But that's Ok. Because sometimes I think my distracted mind has allowed some room for happy things to happen in between.


Stephanie said...

Ooo, those are so pretty! Nothing wrong with a crafty distraction!

Diana said...

Those stitch markers and earrings are worth the unfinished craft area clean-up! Beautiful. Now what can I find in my craft room???

Anonymous said...

I am right there with you!! I've always been this way, so easily distracted. I am trying to clean my house today, but in the process I've made a huge mess by getting out the Christmas decorations. It's so much more fun this way!

Trista Hill said...

SOOOO pretty!! Can I come to your house to play??

I think you're pretty organized. I mean, I only have years of proof of this. I think seeing the potential in everything is the sign of a very creative mind... and that's a good thing.

Jen said...

You know, I think there's a real creative streak to be found in that ability to BE distracted. I can't do it--I'm like a freight train when I get started on a task, but I have absolutely *no* imaginative, creative capabilities whatsoever. You're just gifted, girlie! I'm jealous! :)