Friday 6 July 2012

On Finishing Things I Start

Finishing what I start. Something I am not always very good at. Take the tea challenge, for example. I have been keeping up with drinking my different tea each day. I have not had many coffee cravings, and have not given in to the few I have had. However, I have been lax in writing it all down. Oh dear. It has all become a blur of lovely moments of quiet in my mind. I can tell you the teas I have been drinking - just not the order I drank them in. I have had:
  • Turkish Apple
  • Russian Caravan
  • English Breakfast
  • Earl Grey
  • Marco Polo
  • Rose with French Vanilla
  • Jasmine Green Tea with Pear
  • Chocolate Mint Rooibos
  • Cranberry and Pomegranate
  • Chamomile, Vanilla and Honey
  • Apple and Cinnamon
  • Acai Berry Rooibos
  • Lemon and Ginger
And I enjoyed every moment of each cup of tea. :) In fact, I have rather developed a habit of enjoying several different types of tea each day. 

Another example of not finishing what I start is the Quiet Book I was making for Eliza. I started it last December, and jokingly said I just might be finished by Eliza's birthday. It has been complete except for the cover for many months now. Today marks one month until Eliza's third birthday, and it strikes me that I must complete it in time for her birthday. Whenever she sees it perched on my sewing desk shelf, she wants to play with it. At least that is a good sign that she likes it! So, my mission is to complete the cover in the next month. 

Right now I am feeling quite hopeful, as in the last few days, I have completed a few small projects that I started (by cutting out the pieces) back in March. Hurray! What a great feeling it is to finishing something I have started, that has been sitting on the shelf for months. I even pushed on and photographed them, and listed them in my Etsy shop.

While I bask in that lovely feeling of achievement and completion, I am setting some small goals for the get the Quiet Book cover design finalised, and cut out the pieces. I reckon I might be able to whip up this cover over the weekend.



  1. I can't seem to finish a cup of tea - I keep finding 1/2 finished cold cup everywhere. I do love it, but get distracted. I love the brooches, especially the dress- I'm sure it will get snapped up in no time

    1. I know what you mean! I have only been finishing my cups of tea because of the cuppa a day challenge, I think. I think the dress is my favourite too. I hope you are right about it selling quickly. :)


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