Friday, 22 July 2011

It's the day before a crop

..and all in the house is peaceful.  Of course it is - himself is at work, keeping me comfortable in my middle age, and herself is still in bed. I'm sitting quietly at the keyboard, the morning chores are actually still waiting for me.  
That sound - can you hear it?
There..the sound of wheels,cogs, movement, fixings.....
There.....
Well I can hear it.
Oh I know why - it's my overloaded brain.  
It's trying to work out WHY I've left it till the day before the crop to start considering the crop.  Or WHY I may have left it too late to order the photos - Snapfish are not to blame if they don't arrive today, by some miracle.  Or WHY I haven't decided on and bought what ever I need for my contribution to the Pot Luck lunch.  Or WHY what I have set myself the task of starting and completing at the Crop is suddenly about the last project I want to do. That part I can't get over - it's the way the brain goes - Jody was saying on WOYWW that she's lacking mojo now she's not under pressure; I guess this is very similar.  And I guess too that Jody will find the cure without whingeing about it all over her blog and to anyone else who will listen.  Ah well, I never pretended to be quiet, huh! I wonder if any of my Crop friends read this....I may be alone tomorrow!  
So, you just know that this afternoon will be spent in fury, sitting on the floor in front of my stash cupboards.  Once again.  So forgive me, for this post is so much a repetition of other, monthly pre-crop posts.  Maybe, maybe, one day, I'll write a post about a leopard that changed its spots.  Place your bets.


Have a nice weekend - oh and if you're local or in the area to Tidworth, it's Community Day on Sunday.  Shopkeeper Gal will be opening Kraft Crazy from 10 till 2 - I know she's planning to have the kid's craft ranges on Sale in front of the holidays.  For any other details or info - give her a ring - 01980 844010.



18 comments:

Wipso said...

Hehehe really hope you get it all done....of course you will....you always do :-)
I'm cleaning my sewing room!!!!! You think I am megga clean and tidy here all the time and very organised!!!!! believe me this place had become a dumping ground and I'm in the mood for a good sort out. [My OCD has taken over for the morning]. Poor Twiglet will wonder where she has come to on Monday morning :-)
Hugs and good luck,
A x

Di said...

Hope you make it in time....of course you will, as Wipso says. We women are INVINCIBLE when the chips are down! Di xx

kath said...

sounds familiar...sending you some magic cubbyhole fairy dust to get it all done...hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

So we can expect photos of you with mountains of paper all around next time I guess.....It will be ok - you know you can do it!!

Morti said...

LOL *waves*

Fret not - I'm around. Bellyaching. Literally. Life has been a combo of time spent recuperating and frenetic crafting activity. Oh, and family socialising. And Lil Miss B finishing primary school yesterday. Normal service will resume shortly.

I think, now I get to the point of your post, that the mojo under pressure thing is a universal crafters thing. Even Mr B feels it. It's a pain, but we all do our best when the time is up to have done it!

So, dates for the next crops please? Just so I can work out how much time I have in which to NOT prepare, and to know exactly which day I should start panicking....

Auntie Em said...

This does sound familiar. But some of my favourite projects have been done under pressure!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Most of us work well under pressure, and it always works out. Relief of accomplishment when it is over. Have fun. Your card is adorable.

The Crafty Elf said...

You'll do it! It'll all get done in good time. Why do I think this? Woman know how to multi task that's why and we are darn good at it. Enjoy your crop and have a great weekend! Great post....still laughing!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! Enjoy your crop!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

At least you have three new papers to take to the crop. That is just in case all else, like photos and food, fail. As much as everyone loved the new paper on Wednesday, you might be able to wow your fellow croppers (or whatever you call yourselves) with the paper and make them forget that you were not prepared in any other way. Of course, if all that doesn't work, just take a copy of this post along to the crop and everyone will get a good laugh!

Little Button Girl said...

Hi Julia, Thanks for your comment - It's great to join in with WOYWW! I will definately be taking part again. MIMM is Me in my Moleskine, it's a journal class with Kirsty Wiseman, (http://limegreenbogiegirl.blogspot.com/) if you get a chance to visit. Yep, the strips of lettering is for my MIMM, hope to have a go with a canvas next week though :) Those flowers above look lovely. Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you again soon. x

Anne said...
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Anne said...

Sorry Julia ,deleted comment --- too many spelling errors -- computer on go slow and missing out letters !!!
Comment take two-
as in the words of my chum Kath -- fly by the seat of pants -- on with big girls Knickers -- job sorted
Have a great crop
Anne x

misteejay said...

I'm sure it will all be fine Julia - have a great time at the crop.

Toni xx

Bella said...

OK, so now it is the night after! Howd it go?

akilli melek said...

hope the crop went OK, but of course now we want the low down!
caroline

Artyjen said...

Dearest Julia...thanks so much for the recommendation for the d'orsay....I really want to go there anyway but that makes me want to even more! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Dragon said...

Ah Julia... I expect if you did it long before, it would not turn out as good!!! Have faith and just go for it is my motto these days...
ENJOY!!!
FRankie
xx