Friday, 29 March 2013

Dithering...or flitting...

Not an egg, or even a bunny...it's the best I can do......!
Mr Dunnit is working.  Miss Dunnit is working.  And I'm surveying the wreckage of doing more than one thing at once.  As I've said earlier this week, it really doesn't suit me!  
I determined that before Miss D takes up all the sewing machine time in costume making ahead of the next Convention in May, I should get it out of my system.  (The urge to sew, not the convention).  And so I opened the 'sewing drawer'.  In the knowledge that it contains a cut out but no further forward top, and several pieces of fabric that were going to be summer tops last year.  Or the year before, I forget.  Whilst looking for the appropriate thread, I opened another drawer in this particular chest of them, and ended up clearing it out.  So now I've wasted an hour on dusty old birthday cards from years I can't remember, cables and leads from appliances we no longer own and for some very odd reason, quite a lot of unused plain HB pencils.  The sun is out - so I thought I'd set up in the conservatory, it's really quite balmy in there;  iron out the pinned on pattern pieces and get on with it.  And then I remembered that I had an email to respond to.  And here I am.  Now gentle reader, you tell me, is this Procrastination, dithering or flitting between jobs?  Or worse, is it all three?  The worse thing is..because the sun is still out, I quite fancy a walk.  
Have a fabulous and peaceful Easter weekend.

28 comments:

craftydebs said...

I think you're flithering!! But enjoy!!

Laura said...

I call it puttering (pretty much my favorite thing to do outside of sleeping and eating chocolate). The little birdie on the card is singing, "Take a walk and listen to my song!" It will clear your mind, you will make plans (or not). There's really no down side. :) Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend. ~ Laura (bookworm.typepad.com)

Twiglet said...

Definitely pro-dithery flitcrastinating! Enjoy! x Jo

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the way in which you combined the flags and the unique positioning of your stamp to form your border, Julia. Blessings!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your brilliant card beats a bunny or an egg any day, Julia! I love all the textures and, as they say, tons of movement!

As for dithering, I think (speaking for myself) that my focus button, like everything else, is just getting worn away. I really noticed it at my sisters, staging her house. I started calling it "Oh, look a squirrel," rather than ADD. I never flitted EVER and now that's all I do. I see squirrels everywhere and must go off in their direction and see what's happening. It used to make me twitch, but now I just go with it, childlike, without medication. So many squirrels, so little time. What was I saying?

Helen said...

I think you flitted beautifully - the card is lovely (still love those dotty stems... ) I did a very little clearing out today dithering here too... it gave me a headache which is just clearing so maybe I can get inky soon! Enjoy the rest of your Easter.

tilly said...

sounds like me on a good day lol.....never know what I am doing!
Tilly

Anneliese said...

Sounds like me too, always jumping from one project to the next, doing here a little and there. But sometimes evwening finishing things.

Monica said...

The sewing piece will not go away and unless your have your boobs enlarged it will fit you when ever it is finished. So enjoy the conservatory.

Fuchsia said...

Its fluttering gorgeous !

Almo said...

Hi Julia, its not an egg or even a bunny, its a sweet little easter chick! Happy Easter. Hugs Mo x

RosC said...

I do like the little Easter Chick. And I reckon this is multi-tasking which is not *doing* many things at once. It's *thinking* about many jobs at once and doing a number of them in parallel. If anything it's the opposite of procrastinating, and it only looks like flitting to the by-standers, poor things.

Rock on, Julia, doing lots of things hither and yon which are eventually done. I'm in the middle of four projects here so I'm an expert in this excusing banter. ;-)

Let's go for a walk...
Ros.

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Julia, thank for your lovely comment on my labadorite bracelet. I set up my sewing machine on dining table a couple days ago. I DID use it...that day...keep thinking I'll be back to it...think it needs to go away so I can serve Easter dinner. Charlotte #16something this week

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have NO idea how many times I have done this very same thing. Before I know it, the entire day is blown. When I was in grad school, I couldn't start my homework until my house was completely cleaned and picked up. Sad, but true. And I had homework every night, too. As I read your diatribe, I was sure you were actually talking about me.

Have a wonderful Easter, dear friend.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have NO idea how many times I have done this very same thing. Before I know it, the entire day is blown. When I was in grad school, I couldn't start my homework until my house was completely cleaned and picked up. Sad, but true. And I had homework every night, too. As I read your diatribe, I was sure you were actually talking about me.

Have a wonderful Easter, dear friend.

fairy thoughts said...

I love this idea... did it yesterday too, didn't acheive much either.... definately flittering it sounds more lady like!!!!!!!!!!!!
janet... looking forward to chocolate tomorrow yay :)

Lizzie said...

Thought I had a gift for procrastination... looks like you run me a close second!

The little card is sweet though - I like the pennant-shapes, all up the side of the card - they set off that birdie very nicely.

Good luck with the focus!

Heather Alger said...

Definitely Flitting with distraction :) Something that happens regularly to me and I guess many others too x
Have a Great Easter -Heather

Carmen said...

Must be something in the air with all this drawer tidying :-) Whatever it's called, I'm guilty of it on a daily basis. Hey - we're still doing stuff, right?

Happy Easter Julia x

BJ said...

Gorgeous card I love it. Where did you get that cutey little bird from? BJ

MaggieC said...

Why do we all colect redundant cables and charging plug that we haven't needed for 10 years? Also, why is that whenever we want a pen or biro, there is not one anywhere that works. So you go out and buy a packet of biros, only to find that half of them have already dried up. I also have a box of old birthday cards - boughten ones - that I shall never use and never really liked so I can't even make them over in any way. You carry on flittering and floating, and I will come over and join you. xx Maggie

Shazsilverwolf said...

I think the official term for it now is PROCRAFTINATING! and as for redundant cables/chargers/ etc- don't even go there. you have no idea how many we have- due to Beloved Hubby being a bit of a pc repair person! Hugs, Shaz xx

KatzElbows said...

What a fabulous card. I shall steal the idea, I mean be inspired by it, for a couple of pieces. Great layout and a fab feeling to it.

Lisa-Jane said...

Procrastination is talking about something so never doing it but you are doing shtuffs so its not that. Could be either one of the other two but then I think both things are allowed for us creative types ;-)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Call it what you like Julia . . . nowt's gonna get done is it? Hope you chose a walk in the sunshine . . .

Hugs
Sarn xxx

505whimsygirl said...

beautiful card. I love how the bird is slightly embossed!

Hugs,
Kay

Karen Ives said...

Definately Pfaffing about!
Karen

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