There is a tent in my backyard that has been pitched since sometime in July. Nora and I slept in it one night.
My bathroom walls are patched with spackle and there are test colors on various walls.
My chicken coop needs some fall maintenance, namely, sealing up the windows with plastic and building a roof on the run.
I started building raised beds for the garden, as evidenced by the mostly completed one sitting on the patio.
Tasks are piling up around here.
In the face of this substantial to-do list, what first step did I take?
Crafting, of course.
I made these bags over the course of the last week. I need to make one more this weekend. They are for Nora and the nephews. I shall stuff them with pajamas and story books for Christmas.
The project idea came from a great little book called The Creative Family, by Amanda Blake Soule.
It’s filled with lovely little procrastination devices that will strengthen your family bond and grow your pile of laundry.
Thankfully, I bear no responsibility for getting into this mess. It’s really my mother-in-law’s fault for giving me the book. (Hi Deb!)