In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Puttering, Day 1

I am having a stay-cation.

Baby Girl and I were supposed to go to a workshop the first week-end in June, but Covid-19 put an end to that. That meant I had four vacation days that I had not anticipated, so I decided to add them to the Fourth of July holiday (which means we get Friday the Third off) and have an entire week off.

I actually sat myself down and made a list of projects that I wanted to finish and figured out how many days I should spend on each one so that I could optimize the time I had to get the most projects finished.

In the middle of the night, it hit me. 

This is exactly the way I plan my workload at the paying job.

Well, that doesn't sound like a vacation to me.

So I am making an effort to putter. I'm going to do what I feel like doing when I feel like doing it. There are some things that need to be done (laundry, and meals, and that sort of thing) but otherwise, I am making an effort to stay away from lists and check marks.

For the last couple of days, I've done a little bit of finish-finishing on Tsubaki.  This is where I am now:

Dinner is in the oven, and I think after we eat, I'm going to play with a different project for awhile. I have no idea which one it will be--we'll see what appeals.

I could get used to this.


  1. Enjoy your stay-cation, Ann! Hope you get a lot accomplished on a whim!

  2. I hope you enjoy your stay-cation, Ann! It sounds like a good plan -- puttering!