You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt



Friday, November 2, 2012

Ok, so my "inner voice" lies

Ahh.....Yet another tiny baby sweater left undone!  As most of you know, almost three years ago when my daughter told me she was pregnant I was so certain that it would be a girl I began several "baby girl" projects. When we found out that it was to be a boy I abandoned them and went to work on some boy things that I could leave  un-finished. It's not that I like girls more than boys or that (gasp!) I subconciously wanted a girl, it is just that my intuition rarely leads me astray. Ok,  so there were  a few times I should have ignored the " inner voice", like back in the 80's when I thought that a small town white girl could rock an Afro!!  And oh yeah,  maybe my guide was a bit off  a few years ago on Halloween when I dressed up as Princess Leia to surpise my grandson Dylan who was going as Darth Vadar.  But that my friends is another blog for another  day. Let's just say  that I have been asked not to dress up for halloween from now on. Hmmmm I suppose he was just jealous of all the attention I was getting right? So here we go one more sweater to finish . Except for the collar all the pieces are done now and I will begin the process of putting it all together and then sewing on buttons and embroidering little flowers on it.
Onward and upward faithful readers! Thanks for your encouragement; it makes the sometimes daunting task a little easier.
Stay tuned for the pinecone wreath.
Peace and Love, Jackie (aka Leah)

13 comments:

mrshand said...

Jackie,
Thought of you this week when I started making mittens for my nieces and I messed up the design. Instead of taking it out, I put it in a grocery bag and hid it away with other unfinished projects.

Flobee said...

I think Princess Leia could rock some spectacles... That sweater is adorable. Perhaps your daughter will now bring on the girl!?

Anonymous said...

That is just so cute! Hope you get to use it someday soon! ;)

Jacqueline Hickey said...

Oh Pat, good job! How can you be my guest blogger with that behavior! Get them out and finish them. It will feel so good.

Jacqueline Hickey said...

Thanks flo, Was I that transparent? Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Me too, if not it will go to the Appalachian Outreach Project! Such a great organization!

Jackie said...

Me too, if not it will go to the Appalachian Outreach Project! Such a great organization

Anonymous said...

Jackie, Sorry I haven't commented lately, I do still very much enjoy following your blog. You are so funny and I never heard that Princess Leah story. But it is great! Keep up the good work. Love, Rose

Anonymous said...

That sweater is SO CLOSE to being finished! And even if you couldn't finish it up for your own imaginary granddaughter, I'm sure that you have friends who are expecting babies, and certainly one of them will turn out to be a girl...why not finish it as a gift?!

Brittany Anderson said...

The sweater is looking good so far. I could never work up the nerve (patience) to do a sweater, no matter how small lol

Bob said...

Now; I know why I painted the living room that color (sweater).

Anonymous said...

I would pay big money to have you wear that costume to work....
sue

Jackie said...

ha ha ha, who knows, I do need the moola