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Thursday, July 19, 2012

project life lessons.

...yesterday's post was a strong hint. I was about 45 minutes away from being caught up on project life. for only the 6th or 7th time since I started seventeen weeks ago! yep, most of my weeks have been documented in catch up mode and this past week, I documented five weeks (back to mid-june, when katie was here - and marc was not - and we had a wonderful time just being girlfriends).

here's a peek at those five spreads. you can click the images to make them bigger (and maybe clearer).
week 13

week 14

week 15

week 16

week 17
I'm still sticking to most of what I started with. a double spread for each week, running sunday to saturday. a mix of my handwriting and computer-generated text. but I'm now printing the weekly summary (and trying to include "just the highlights"), trying to incorporate more journaling and being a bit more lenient about documenting my cast-on projects. I keep telling myself "less photos is good". and I think I'm taking less photos so I hope that's true! I'm also trying to include more ephemera (of course it's thursday in week 18 and so far, I have none...)

I'm really happy with the pages I've got. but I am not at all happy with the process. getting behind and being stressed about catching up has never been my thing. but seeing what I accomplished in these seven days...I know I can do better. and get one spread documented each week. my "workweek" ends on wednesday afternoon. so I'm going to try to get my layout for the previous week completed by thursday. and here's the thing. I'm going to post it here. unfortunately I haven't been able to think of a cool "project life thursday" blog title. but if you see "project life" you'll know it's me...keeping up. and that's all I'm intending to do!

(and yes, this does take time away from knitting. and yes, it is definitely time well-spent!)



Blogger Carole Knits said...

I think it's beautiful and amazing!

Friday, 20 July, 2012  
Blogger Honoré said...

Hooray for you! Congrats! Could you and Katie come to my house and help me 'catch up' too ? ;-)).

Will look fwd to your more reg updates, and btw , if the urge to knit overtakes PL, I can fully understand...after all, knitting *is* the stuff life is made of ;-)).

Cheers ~

Friday, 20 July, 2012  
Blogger Beth said...

Since you are caught up and now have a weekly posting goal, you won't get behind again and you'll enjoy it more!

Friday, 20 July, 2012  
Blogger Lydia said...

i'd love to find a way to do this digitally, editing and printing photos tends to be my downfall.

Friday, 20 July, 2012  
Blogger Kym said...

It's just wonderful, Mary! It's too bad that stress and time-pressure take some of the pleasure out of such a fabulous documentation project . . . but that's the nature of the beast, I suppose! You will always treasure this lovely "journal." I'm sure it will be worth the pressure to "keep up!"

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, that's really beautiful. what a wonderful keepsake.

Wednesday, 25 July, 2012  

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