Thursday, 13 April 2017

Busy, yet not busy...

I always feel I am busy . Whether I am working on something or not is altogether a different thing but the thought itself that lots of tasks are still pending makes me feel that my life is hectic . I get an urge each morning to jump from the bed and complete all the tasks at whirlwind speed but unfortunately, the jump only happens in my mind:D

Anyways , I made some progress on my Dimensions kitty litter project and I have decided that first week of each month I will stitch this project only . Only by doing so will I get this done . So here is my April progress .

After : progress on two kitties on the left

Before

The design

I completed one more small doily which has joined the queue of pending-for-blocking and I guess they will get a chance someday to appear on my blog .

I have been thinking about making a journal, not exactly the kind of bullet journal but a fancy one with doodles and few things, which doesn't require daily/weekly updates . I can't think about making check boxes , lists and indexes like other meticulously made journals I see on Pinterest . I make my lists on scraps of paper mostly saved from Anshita's wasted printouts for school projects and then I throw those away once the tasks are done . My family has a perpetual to-do list written on white board with tasks that should take a day or week to complete but surprisingly they remain there for an year or more...lol. How do you maintain your day-to-day list and big tasks list ? I will share my journal idea in next post . Just wanted to practice my drawing skills, not that I am good at it but I hope I can do better .

Have a great day!
Preeti :)


25 comments:

  1. I started a journal at the beginning of this year, similar to the one you have in mind, not a daily journal but doodling some important incidents but somehow it has failed to progress past March. I should update it. Your kitten needle work is coming out well.

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  2. Great progress on the kitty project. This design is so lovely.
    I have two journals, one in which I record daily happenings. Second is a craft journal in which I write down my SALs, and monthly stitching plan if any. For daily tasks, I just stick a piece of paper on refrigerator .Sounds good but I never keep up with them.

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  3. Sooo cute!! ♥ Love those kitties, it's a wonderful pic. Good idea, this "first week of each month", you made a great step forward in April :-).
    About journals... I have a DIN A5 college block that I started in the beginning of this year. I take some notes there about some of the knitting & crochet projects I'm working on (before that I had thousand little slips of paper ;-)). On the last side I keep a list about this year's socks to get a numerical review in general and to know how many pairs of which size I've already made. In my mind I have the idea of a good-luck or dreams book where I collect pics of wonderful things I'd like to have (some kind of positive thinking or self-fulfilling prophecy ;-)), but I haven't started it yet, only the empty book is already there. I'm curious about the journal you're planning!

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  4. What a gorgeous design Preeti! You made good progress on those two sweet kittens. One week each month sounds like a good plan.
    I'm curious to see your journal. I have a diary but it's very functional.

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  5. Nice progress Preeti. What an adorable design.

    Linda

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  6. The kitties are adorable.. All the best with your journal :)

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  7. I see progress! Life is what we make it ourselves. Hectic is not good, should be slow :-)
    Hugs!

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  8. hahahah the way your started your post... I can relate so much :D
    Such a great progress on your kitties!! Love that project =)
    I have both types of list... a little notebook that goes with me everywhere and also small papers at home (yellow post-its) It goes with the mode! Somedays one way works best, others days I need the other method heheheh

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  9. Excellent progress and great idea to treat the first week of each month as your time to work on this one to move it along to a finish. Can't wait to see the doily too!

    We have lists in Google Docs as far as long-term goals/tasks and use Google Keep for others since they have checkboxes. It is satisfying to check things off.

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  10. Great progress on the kittens, they're adorable

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  11. Well done on your progress Preetie it's looking great. I have a large A4 diary and divide the page into 4, events, house, online, craft. I list everything that needs to be done and then tick them off if something doesn't get done it's carried over to the next day, I also have a journal and I use it at random to scribble things down, like a special moment or event or if I want a good rant. :) xx

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  12. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    such sweet stitches..i love it so much.
    sending you love and hugs x

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  13. Very cute piece you are working on! You made some great progress on those kittens.

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  14. So sweet cats!
    Big luck with the journal, I am curios!

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  15. Lovely update on the kittens!
    I have an electronic diary, more like a family planner but that is it!

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  16. The kitty sampler is coming along nicely.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Ha ha Preeti.. lol. For me the decision happens in the previous night before I go to bed. Tomorrow I must do this, I must complete that. But THAT tomorrow never comes. Good progress on the kitties. From where did you get the design, may I ask? looking forward to see the shape of your journal..

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  18. Great progress on the kitties.
    I only have a stitching journal where I write down everything that has to do with my stitching plans and real stitching. Sometimes I write daily, sometimes once a week or so. Very curious to get to know about your journal idea.

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  19. The kittens are lovely and you only have one more to add to the row now.
    I write appointments and my work schedule on the wall calendar. I have a stitching diary for my blog and the SALs to track which projects I work on each day and month.
    Other than that I don't seem to have much to do now LOL

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  20. good progress on the kitties. I have a journal for my blog and needlework ideas.

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  21. Gosh there is a alot of detail to go on the backgrounds yet but so far the kittens are adorable. Jo x

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  22. Beautiful progress. If I make a to do list I just write it down and then mark through it when I finish the job. Most the time I just keep track in my mind.

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  23. Its coming together beautifully Preeti. Making a journal seems a very good idea:) but with me this kind of making a to do list, or maintaining a regular journal doesn't work. In fact when I plan something it doesn't materialise. For eg. today I had planned to go out with my friend, but then my maid didn't turn up & by the time I finished the work it was very late and was forced to cancel the plan:)))

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  24. such a cute pattern and it's coming along beautifully Preeti.

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  25. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
    Thank for your very good article...!

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