Thursday, January 08, 2009

I'm Feeling a Bit CRISPY Today

So, in late August, Finn issued a New Year's Eve Challenge. Pledge to finish 'x' number of sewing projects by New Year's Day, and help Finn track it, each finish could then be posted on her blog Pieces from my scrapbag.

I rose to the occasion and joined in at the last possible minute, maybe in October?.... then 'failed' with a glorious flourish. Ta da! ;)

Finn's list now shows Michele ~ 4 projects (meaning, none reported finished.) Nope, she didn't write ''fantastic' after it, nope she didn't write 'Super Duper' or 'Wow~Amazing effort' or 'Excellent job' or 'and Going Strong' after it. She didn't even give me a 'good job'. OH FINN, FINN, dear, dear special lady Finn! I let you down. I neither finished, tracked, posted nor informed.

Oh, the unbearable shame! I am the child with nothing on her report card. I am amongst a few special cases who either didn't hand in the report to teacher or just plain didn't try! I look like a slacker. I appeared to be a slacker. And here I am, bless my little pea picking heart, with baskets and baskets of picked peas and no blue ribbon at the fair!

Ok, I did just spend four months facing a caretaking challenge that quite frankly, had my brothers quitting in two days with a shared position..... and another one phoning for help before I even hit the Seattle airport on my return home.

And yes, I did sew with second graders in the neighborhood school and yes, I worked on two non-sewing projects (to be showcased in blog posts soon!) and I did think happy thoughts about my sewing, quilting, and community giving days back in Oregon. Do happy thoughts count????

So, I proudly declare that I am just a wee bit behind as my WISPs became aging CRISPs. My CRISPs as I now call my 'continuously recalled slower projects" are not going to be allowed to become FUFOs or 'forgotten unfinished objects', however. I promise, it's my new challenge!

So, I didn't make the deadline of New Year's Day. But I plead 'LIPs' (life in progress) and OOPs (overzealousy over-reached potential) when I ended up 1,000+ miles from home with no working sewing machine, fabric, or ANY of my projects to finish ;)

So, now...dear Finn. I'm back in the saddle.... er, sewing room chair, again! Those sneaky little UFOs will not get the best of me! I may have been overextended but I'm prepared to march into battle once more. Take this you little WISPs, FLIMSYs, UFOs and CRISPs...Michele is back and ready for the challenge! I may be CRISPY, but I'm not yet toast!!!!

So, Finn? How about next New Year's for my deadline??????