Thursday, November 20, 2008

Putter & Flutter

Normally, one of my favorite verbs is puttering - doing a little of this and that. But recently I've added flutter to my putter, and I'm here to tell you, it is not a productive combination.
Here's last week's project - components for felted wool Christmas corsages.
I got six completed and planned to make more. Same clutter (I promise to stop with the rhyming thing) on the same kitchen table.

Another stage of the project is the laundry basket brimming with odds and ends of wool sweaters and gloves to shrink into felt.

But wait, let's start another project! Bottle caps glued together waiting to become bottle cap bracelets.

Then I sorted through my vintage ornaments to separate out the ones with really skinny necks and fasteners. I'm not sure why this was necessary, but there they sit in a reading chair in my studio. Ironically, the ornaments are sitting on top of another unfinished project - a milk carton swap that I am quite delinquent in completing.

And finally, the ultimate distraction - shopping for bargains. A big bag of jewelry findings awaits organizing.

I know I'll feel much better if I finish one of these projects. Here I go! -- Beth


Cindy Pestka said...

I am go glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I read the clutter/flutter post...I would have had to "sputter" all over my monitor.

I have NO idea why I am also seized with the sudden need (and I do mean NEED) to organize some little pile of fodder in a particular way. It's like some kind of OCD-crafter siren song gets into my head and then away I happily go...oblivious to time and space until the bits are separated JUST SO.

My brief contentment upon completion of said sorting project evaporates as soon as I realize how late it has gotten and how many other things I did NOT do as I chased the ever elusive sorting perfection.

Since misery (and crazy ladies) love company, I'm gratified to know that kindred spirits are just a blog away.

junkrescuerbeth said...

I am thrilled to be a kindred spirit of yours!