Sunday, January 25, 2009

Focus on Success

The woman who is selling my twined rugs in her shop called on January 18th and said she had two left and wanted to have more for her display. Soooo, it was time to bring the rug frame out of moth balls and get some rugs made.

I enjoy making the rugs, but the process is messy. I don't have a craft room; thus, I set up shop in the kitchen. The fibers and strings all over the place really drive me crazy. I keep the vacuum handy, and corral the loose bits at the end of each day, but still the clutter of the frame, the sewing machine, the fabric balls, and the vacuum becomes annoying.

To motivate myself, I am keeping track of the time I spend on the rug and the number of inches that I accomplish during that amount of time. It seems to be working. I started a rug the evening of January 18th and finished it on the 22nd. I listened to Ken Follett's World Without End while twining. The ends still need to be secured within the other twining.

I started another rug on January 23rd, and it is nearly finished. While working on this rug, I listened to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and will finish it with George Orwell's 1984.

The key to my progress seems to be working in controlled two-hour blocks while being distracted by a good book, and then taking a break from the rug. I am very pleased with the prospect of having two completed rugs within a week.


  1. The rug looks great so far! I don't have a craft room, either. I use my kitchen table, and hardly ever eat at it! My beading stuff takes up so much space! It would be nice to have a place for beading, but oh well. At least I have a place to work! :)

  2. Two rugs and three books...I'd say that is some kind of accomplishment...pat yourself on the back:)

  3. Big congratulations. That's a lot to show for 2 hour chunks of time. Lovey Just lovely


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