29 February 2008


I had it all planned out. I was so excited to have a finished project to share with you all this week. And I was so sure that it would be finished this week seeing as the recipient's birthday is tomorrow. Things came up and it didn't get done. And then, last night, I was all prepared to buckle down and bust it out. And then, as I sat back down at the sewing machine after dinner, the lights flickered. Once. Twice. Out. Yes, my dear friends, we lost our power for the rest of the evening. Which means, obviously, no sewing machine.

Oooh I was frustrated. I so wanted to share it with you today. That was my plan (you see how I'm beginning to actually plan my posts, as opposed to just sitting down and seeing what I can come up with? What a change here). Warding off the funk, part 5: finish a project, it'll make you feel good. Instead, part five has become: Acceptance. Accepting the loss of electricity and recognizing that it is beyond your control. And it's really not that big of a deal. I will still finish this project, and I will share it with you next week. But also, accepting the February Funk, and recognizing that there are times when the world is telling us to slow down, hunker down, nest a little, and wait for the sun to come out.

So friends, we've just about made it. It is the last day of this longest shortest month of the year. And a special day too. One that only comes around every four years. I've been thinking (since Shari posed the question earlier this week) about doing something special to commemorate this day, but I'm not quite sure. We'll see if I think of something by the end of the day. What are you all doing this leap day?

Have a great weekend all, and thanks for joining me on this journey into March. I'll be back next week, hopefully with a finished project to show off (now I'm getting nervous that I've built it up too much...)


  1. Hey Julia! Can't wait to see the upcoming project, built up or no--- I've tagged you with "You make my day"--- you can check back at my blog for details :)


  2. Any finished project is fun and inspiring- and may I suggest knitting or crocheting when the lights go out? :) Check out http://www.knittinghelp.com/ - I go there a LOT for help and I like the videos.

  3. Keep warm, all that. Wish we were a little closer, as I'd share some of m e-lec-tricity! :) Looking forward to seeing the project now!