I thought about naming this blog post “Keeping it Crafty During COVID19” but honestly, I think I’m a little burnt out on seeing it COVID-19 in my newsfeed. While I’m fully aware that this won’t be over anytime soon, I’ve got my ways of coping that don’t involve being glued to a computer screen. For me, I do best when I stay busy.
I’m using this social distancing and self-isolation as a time to get work done, self reflect and really tackle that “someday I’ll do this” to-do list that I have been putting off for… forever.
This past weekend in the life of a crafter:
- Organized my craft shelf
- Prepped 20+ towels for embroidery
- Revived the “Can’t Touch This” Cactus Pattern
- Began embroidering a new patter: “The Lone Star State” Towel
- Redoing taxes from previous years (yea, I know I’m torturing myself, but it’ll be worth it)
- Doing this year’s taxes
- Overhauling madebylauralee.com (if it’s the last thing I do, damn it!)
- Somehow connecting with a few remaining Kickstarter Contributors that have not responded to any emails, updates, etc. to get them their incentives so I can sleep at night!
Other things I’ve been working on are making sure I keep my days are as structured as possible. For example, from 6 am to 7am, I enjoy my coffee, from 7-8 am I go for a walk and stretch, 9 am-3 PM it’s time for work. I’m also making it a goal to reach out to one person that I haven’t spoken to in a while and actually call them!
These next few weeks will certainly be different, but we will get through! Happy Self-Isolation, y’all!