You might have noticed I am no where near finishing a project using all 27 materials. My intention was to create 27 projects using 27 different things before my 28th birthday ... which has now passed. (You can see what I did complete here.)
You might be bummed that I didn't finish.
Or, you might be like me, and be glad I let this project go. ;)
At the beginning of January I looked at my list of what was left (glitter, metal, stone, cork, tile, feathers, beads, dye, glue) and sighed. The last thing I wanted to do was throw myself at nine items that at the moment didn't interest me in the slightest. Instead, I wanted to recover the rocking chair for the baby. I wanted to knit a blanket as soon as we knew if we were going to be having a boy or a girl. I wanted to get started on his or her quilt. I wanted to enjoy my time with Paul. I wanted to start thinking about a new house! (And then decorations for that new house!)
So I made the executive decision to throw the list of stuff I didn't want to do out the window and focus instead on all the projects that I was looking forward to tackling.
Twenty-seven was by far one of my best years for creative projects. There were work projects of course, but there were also oodles of just for fun projects that I made to brighten up my house (and the houses of others in the form of gifted quilts).
So I am not bummed that I didn't complete a project using all 27 materials. I am a bit bummed that I set a challenge and didn't reach it, but I can say for sure that if the overall goal was to simply make stuff at age 27 then I can go ahead and cross that off the list.
I have not yet decided if I am going to set a birthday challenge for 28. Right now, I feel like I have enough challenges : Set up a new house. Landscape the front yard. Grow another garden. HAVE A BABY. Get through Paul's deployment and then the start of his residency. Figure out what my job (and my marriage!) is going to look like with a baby thrown into the mix.
It's a little overwhleming to add something else to the pile, so for awhile, I am just going to ride this wave of adventures. Maybe on my half birthday (8/22) when the dust has started to settle, I'll come up with half of an idea and try that. In the meantime, I will be crafting up a storm as I decorate the new house. Can't wait to share those projects and rooms here.