I’m Procrasti-Crafting. I have no idea if there is such a thing. I have a looming deadline for the next step of book three, and yes, I’m Procrasti-Crafting. A week or so ago, Tom Conway, a pie camper from years ago, posts on his Facebook page, “Tom, step way from the craft table,” with a photo of the potholder he is making.
- Oh, the beautiful bright colors.
- Oh, how fun this looks.
- Oh I want to do this, too.
I text Tom and ask, “About how long does it take to weave one potholder?”
“Maybe thirty minutes,” he replies.
I think, “I can find thirty minutes.”
The next thing I know, I order myself the deluxe kit that makes six potholders, three sets of handwoven potholders for three special friends for Christmas. Perfect!
It arrives a few days later. I open it and set it aside on my craft, dining, sewing, and everything table.
Today, after I return from my walk with Greta, I open the box. Out comes the green metal loom, tools, and colorful loops. So tempting. Just one. I’ll make just one.
And in just thirty minutes, I do.
When I finish, my deadlines are still here, and as soon as I push the button to share this post with you, I am heading right back to them. But, as I organize the colorful loops and weave during my procrasti-crafting session, it feels that I am re-organizing my thoughts, in a beautiful, creative, easy way– like this woven multi-color potholder.
If you would like to procrasti-craft some potholders, too, here’s the link.