Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I Am Behind With Everything ..

Hello my dear friends,

I can't believe how behind I am with everything these days.

 I tend to start writing a post at times with something that I made, 'found' or saw and then something else comes up and then more and I just get forget about some of these little posts until days, weeks or even months later!

Right now I have 28 started drafts of posts saved and one is even from last year. I just never got to it which is so sad. But it's not only the posts that I forget ...  it's the actual creation I forget to make too! I have an idea and doodle it in my little booklet and start writing the post and then ...... nothing!
I have found started creations from last Christmas that are still not completed. I so wanted to start my first Christmas in July this year but it wasn't meant to be. Almost every other day I see something I would like to change, re-do or create and then it all builds up in my mind and studio.

But it doesn't stop there ... I have many projects that I want to work on that involve our house and it is the same there. I start and then for some reason just don't get to work on it that it can be completed in a good time matter.

I don't know about you but at time I would love to have 8 hands and 36 hours in a day just to be able to do everything that I have on my to do lists.

 I think that I have slowed down a little to much for my liking not only with my creations, with Todolwen but also maybe even a little with my life. I feel that I used to do so much more and get so much more done than I do these days. If I put my mind to it ... it was a done deal and I really need to get back into doing things that way!

So ... here's to me trying to start changing things again ... hopefully I will have the willpower to do so.

 Why am I telling you all this? ... I was wondering if any of you lovely bloggers have the same issue and feel the same ... it seems easier to deal with issues when you are not alone!

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Oh ja!! Ich möchte auch 8 Hände und 36h pro Tag. Da hätte ich Zeit für all meine Ideen und Projekte...

  2. I could have written this post Karen, as these have also been my thoughts lately... the things I want to do are piling up at a much greater rate than the things I am getting done. And I often lament that we had to get a 24 hour planet instead of a 34 hour one.
    I have been pondering how to organize my time better and have started to pay closer attention to what I do, when I do it, and what I would like to be doing - it's amazing how much discord there is in what I want to do and what I actually do. I think it's a constant struggle!

  3. I am always behind with everything it seems, with commenting, with taking pics of the brocante finds, with posting, the only thing I am up to date with at present is picking veggies from our little patch! I need somebody to kick my butt into action!

  4. Same as Jillayne,I could have written this post Karen. I am so overwhelmed with projects I've started and need to complete. It's like I've run out of the energy to complete them, I'd say I lost my muse. I have quilts to complete before Christmas, I've put off finishing the painting in the kitchen, and have several other projects equally as important. A jumpstart is totally needed right now. Yes Karen, I feel your pain.

  5. I am also behind with things .... where does the time go???? Is it really "time" or is it "me" .... stalling .... procrastinating ..... I just don't know!!!!! I have tags I want to make ... felt brooches to sew .... things to knit/crochet for Christmas gifts (it IS right around the corner!).
    I should blog more often ... but for some reason I just can't get past blogging more than once a week (if that)!!!! LOL
    Have a great week ....

  6. I, too, have so many unfinished projects unfinished and ideas for things I would like to do. We just moved into a new home and everything is unpacked, thanks to my husband, so I need to get busy. Now that my sewing room is up from a basement I have been trying to sew everyday. While we were in the process of moving nothing got done. Hugs

  7. Sounds like a lot of us! I have so many posts in my head but just can't get to them lately. As for projects? Never enough time. Sigh.....

  8. Dear Karen
    I'm always in awe of what you achieve!
    For you girls it's summer and it's the hardest time of all to settle into projects and get things completed. It's much nicer to sit outside in the sunshine and dream!
    Cold wintry days are much more conducive to stitching, journalling, blogging etcet
    You're an inspiration to us all - I adore your exquisite little butterflies and violets!
    Make the most of warm sun-shiny days!
    Shane xox

  9. Oh Karen, I feel like that often and then I think to myself, its better to have a list of things I want to do rather than being bored and having no hobbies at all. Life is so interesting and you are such a great inspiration. I sat and made two of your tiny crochet granny hearts last night and they are adorable so more of them on the way (when I get round to it!) Lots of love and thanks to you, Margie x

  10. This is the story of my life !!! So many projects in mind - so many reclaiming projects already started and waiting for me to finish them - I don't even want to mention the posts on my blog since I've been barely publishing for the last months... In fact, I only took the picture this week of something I finished in the winter... But there's no need to worry about it as long as it all still make us happy - admires sure will carry on admiring, lets hope ;)

  11. Bom dia Karen e a todas as meninas que te visitam neste blog incrivelmente fofo! :) Bem, parece que esse mal, em algum momento ataca a todas nós. Eu sinto o mesmo , e as vezes penso em como obter forças para sentar em minha mesa de trabalho e fazer meus artesanatos...por onde começar e oque fazer. São tantas ideias, mas, que não consigo muitas vezes colocar em prática. Mas, no meu caso , preciso me concentrar, tenho que ficar só no meu cantinho. Quando fica difícil, ai meninas vocês me ajudam com seus blogs... isso mesmo! Começo a visitar blogs de artesanato,para que de alguma forma venha minha inspiração e confesso que isso me ajuda bastante. :) Bem, estamos juntas nessa dor e com isso nos fortalecemos, não é mesmo? Abraços a todas e que o nosso dia seja lindo e abençoado por nosso Deus. Beijos e até breve! :)

  12. I do understand what you are talking about. I have a list of blog post ideas, photos of pieces I have done, but I never seem to get around to posting them! So frustrating. Plus I have a book of ideas I haven't had time to look.
    I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older and have slowed down, or I'm depressed. If you find a solution please let me know.

  13. You most definitely are not alone! Just this week I was trying, once again, to write out a new schedule or plan for myself because I feel like I'm always battling time and energy. It's kind of a relief to see all the other posts here...there's comfort in these comments!

  14. Karen-- can I just say---- ME TOO!! This summer is flying by- Ive still got so many things to do!! I'd get so much more done if I didn't have to go to work :(

    Take a deep breath-- you will catch up.