Wednesday, January 13, 2010

LIKE A SQUIRREL WITH A NUT


I haven't been able to finish anything lately and I feel like a squirrel with a nut.
Have you ever watched a squirrel pick up an acorn and then run just a few feet away to bury it diligently in the ground? Then he repeats the same action over and over, but with no apparent rhyme or reason. I have a lot of great projects started, but I don't seem to know what to do with them so I "bury" them on the edge of my sewing desk...in a basket on my supply shelving...etc.

There are Christmas bear appendages in a sewing tote under my desk, snow girl body pieces in a tub on the shelf and now Valentine creatures sitting on my sewing desk just waiting to be put together. My challenge is to find out what is stopping me from proceeding? Is it guilt that I should be doing the dishes or bonding with the fam instead?Lack of time? Lack of energy? Lack of focus? No rhyme or reason!
Okay, gotta give the squirrel some props:
After a search on my best friend, Google, I learned that squirrels actually eventually retrieve about 85% of the nuts they bury and the rest are left to propagate new trees (right on).
They can smell a buried nut a foot under the snow (impressive) and tunnel under in the winter when there are no food sources growing on the trees. They will make "fake" burying holes for their nuts if they see another squirrel "watching" them bury a nut. (clever!)
So apparently there is more rhyme & reason to the squirrel's actions than I originally thought!

They have purpose. That's what I need...PURPOSE.

Stay tuned and keep an eye on my etsy shop. If you see a bear, snow girl or Valentine creature pop up with all body pieces intact ... you will know I have found purpose. We'll see.....

1 comment:

Cordwood Cabin said...

Great squirrel anaology! Love your blog, especially the cool projects features (such as the lovely Nick dolls below).